There are 2 rounds of judging.
Round 1 Judging in the morning is used to determine Middle school and High School divisions 1st - 3rd place and Honorable Mention within each of the judging categories. There are multiples of each of the category awards given.
Round 1 is also used to determine the projects earning Special Awards which are given by national, state and local corporations and organizations to recognize student achievement. These consist of certificates, medals, scholarships, internships and more. ALL projects compete in Round 1 Judging within their grade level division (MS or HS).
After Round 1 Judging ends the judges will have lunch and report their scores to be entered into the computer or enter the scores themselves.
Round 2 Judging - Student projects selected through Round 1 are those whom judges need to re-interview.