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Project Registration is Closed

Project registration is now closed. Please email any questions to




  • Complete online school registration between October 1st and October31.
    If you've read the Letter to Schools and other documents to the right but still have questions, please contact Entries.

November - January


  • Hold your own science fair (optional) and select projects for entry into the CYSF.
  • Review the Project DIVISIONS/TOPICS with your students before filling out the School Use Student/Project Registration Forms.
  • Complete the School Use Student/Project Registration Forms with students and parents. These completed forms will be used to register your students online. They are NOT to be sent in to us.
  • Ensure that parents and entrants received the Entry Rules ,Safety Regulations and, if applicable, the Ethics and Due Care Form 2A.


  • Submit your registrations online by March 5
  • Receive the Student/Project Check-in and Set-up Package.
  • Check to make sure all of your projects are on the list and that all information is correct (contact us right away if you find an error).
  • Apply the labels to the Student/Project Check-in Form.
  • Make a copy of the Student/Project Check-in Form with the labels affixed. This very important as it very time consuming to replace lost forms.
  • At the appropriate time, give a copy of the Student/Project Check-in Forms (with labels applied) to the Entrants along with the Parent Information Letter and Safety Check-in Form

Before the Fair

  • Check that project backboard conform to the size restrictions. See Trifold Information.
  • Ensure that the project complies with all of our Entry Rules and Safety Regulations.
  • Arrange parental (or other) transportation for the Student/Project Check-in and Set-up Day.

April 16: Student/Project Check-in and Set-up Day

  • Make sure that your students have all the completed, signed forms, with labels affixed, that they will need to check-in.
  • They also need their project board, log book, and Safety check-in Form.
  • Confirm that transportation has been arranged.

April 17: Judging Day

  • Ensure that transportation has been arranged.

April 18: Public Viewing and Awards Day

  • Come and enjoy the fair! You have earned it! Thank you for your support of the CYSF.

Student Project Registration

This is intended for school coordinators who have already registered their school. Online school registration occurs between October 1 - 31.

Linked to this page, you will find all the documents and forms needed to enter the Calgary Youth Science Fair in April. Please print all the documents and read them thoroughly before you begin working with your students. As last year, the actual Student/Project Registration process will be completed online. That system will be activated in early December.

Are your students using animals, their tissue, or humans in their projects? Review the Guidelines for Use of Human Subjects and Animals and Policy 20, and if involving humans, file a Ethics and Due Care Form before you start your project. This form now requires you to determine the risk associated with your project when working with humans. Projects falling into the 'significant risk' category must complete Form 2B (Participation of Humans - Significant Risk Approval). They can proceed with their project once approval has been granted by the CYSF Ethics and Safety Committee. Students who use human subjects must have signed Informed Consent Forms for all study participants. For a complete list of when to use which form, please refer to the Coordinator Checklist.

Students will be asked to choose the Division and Topic(s) that best describe their projects. Please review DIVISION/TOPIC descriptions with your students before they fill out their Student/Project Registration Forms and complete their registration online.

We take this opportunity to wish you good luck with your science fair students over the next few months. We know both you and your students will find it a rewarding experience. If you require any assistance, e-mail us and we will find you the help that you need.

Katrina Watson and Lindsay Booth
Co-chairs, Entries Committee
CYSF e-mail -


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