2020 Important Dates


School Registration Opens


School Registration Closed

  • Deadline for online school registration.
  • Registration of Independent Coordinators begins.

Independent Registration Closed

  • Deadline for Independent Coordinator registration.
  • Email communication with Coordinators begins

School Science Fairs

  • School-based science fairs take place January and February.

Project Registration Deadline

  • Deadline for completing online student/project registration.

Packages Sent Out

  • Students/Project check-in/set-up packages sent to schools.

Project Setup

  • Student/Project Check-in & Set-up at University of Calgary's Olympic Oval
  • 12 noon - 6 pm.

Fair Day

  • Students arrive no earlier than 7:30 am.
  • 1st round of project judging at 8 am - 12 noon.
  • 2nd round of project judging at 1 pm - 3:30 pm.
  • Students leave - 3:30 pm.

Public Viewing

  • Fair open to public at 9 am - 12 noon.
  • Awards ceremony at 12 noon - 2 pm .

Determine 2021 Dates and Details

  • 2021 Calgary Youth Science Fair is on, but details are TBD.

2021 Science Fair Details TBD

CYSF 2021 dates and details are a work in progress and more information will be posted in early November – current website information reflects CYSF 2020 not 2021

Important message about Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct

Plagiarism is a growing, serious problem in the academic world. The Calgary Youth Science Fair Society is reminding students and coordinators of the importance of acknowledging everyone who contributed to individual projects. This includes not only ensuring the completeness of the project's literature references, but also giving credit to the people whose ideas and assistance were used in the project's design and execution. A failure to adequately credit external sources will negatively impact judging scores, and in extreme cases, could result in project disqualification. We encourage you to read the CYSF POLICY 8: Academic Integrity.

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