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Judging at Eskom Expo for Young Scientists (Expo)

Be part of a group of enthusiastic academics and professionals from across the country who apply their specialist knowledge and skills as they support aspiring young scientists in 35 Expo regions by assessing learners’ projects, first at District and Regional level, and then at the International Science Fair (ISF).
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Who Judges at Expo?


Expo targets practicing professionals, for example, engineers, doctors, veterinarians, school teachers, lecturers, researchers, scientists, mathematicians, IT professionals etc. Natural Scientists registered with SACNASP, IT professionals registered with IITPSA and teachers registered with SACE can earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points and other professionals can get credit through their professional bodies.

To qualify, a candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Be in possession of a qualification in any field of scientific inquiry, including natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, medical sciences, engineering and IT;
  • Be a specialist or practitioner in any field of scientific inquiry;
  • Be in possession of a teaching qualification in any field of scientific inquiry.

Expo would also like you to use your experience and expertise to mentor young scientists in need of guidance, especially in previously disadvantaged areas. Let us know how you can help.For any enquiries contact the ISF Judges Administrator at judges@exposcience.co.za

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Become a District/Regional Judge


The first step to becoming a District/ Regional judge is to undergo Judges Training.

Registrations for 2024 are now open.

The first step to becoming a Regional judge is to undergo Judges Training. Register your details and follow the instructions below:

  • Complete all fields, indicate N/A or None, where applicable. Scan and upload your ID/Passport AND Certificate of Higher Qualification.
  • Once you have completed the application and attached the required documents, after submission, you will receive a confirmation email
  • Your application will be reviewed, credentials will be verified and the outcome of your application will be communicated to you within 2 weeks.

Contact your RSFD or PC near you for further information. Their contact details can be found here: https://exposcience.co.za/get-involved/#provincial-co-ordinators

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Online Applications Are Now Open


Reminder: You need to have judged at least THREE times at Regional Expos or at ISF before you can be considered to judge at ISF. Click here to apply

  1. Complete all fields, and indicate N/A or Noe if applicable. Scan and upload your ID/Passport and Certificate of higher Qualification
  2. Once you have completed the application and attached the required documents you will be approved to our database awaiting the review of your application as well as the verification of your credentials and the outcome of your application will be communicated in due time.

DOCUMENTS FOR JUDGES

Here you can download all the latest documents
  • Code of Conduct
    Code of Conduct
  • Judges Pledge
    Judges Pledge
  • Guidelines for Assessing Expo
    Guidelines for Assessing Expo
  • ISF Declaration of Conflict of Interest
    ISF Declaration of Conflict of Interest
  • Mathematics and Theoretical Project Assessment Form 2024
    Mathematics and Theoretical PROJECT ASSESSMENT FORM 2024

    Download Excel
  • Scientific Investigations Project Assessment Form 2024
    Scientific Investigations PROJECT ASSESSMENT FORM 2024

    Download Excel
  • Engineering Project Assessment Form 2024
    Engineering PROJECT ASSESSMENT FORM 2024

    Download Excel
  • Social Sciences Project Assessment Form 2024
    Social Sciences PROJECT ASSESSMENT FORM 2024

    Download Excel