Feb 6, 2016
-- Entry deadline.
All students involved in individual or team projects must have their projects registered on the
website by this date, and all ISEF forms (except form 1C) submitted. The submission of ISEF forms is performed
entirely on-line this year. See the links on the top page of this site for details. You should note
that the deadline for ISEF form submission is earlier (Dec 1, above) for any project that involves
hazardous equipment or materials, vertebrate animals, human subjects, biological microorganisms of any kind,
or recombinant DNA.
Once you have completed the
you should find content in your Entry Status screen (see Student dropdown menu), which will
detail the remaining steps, including advisor certification, category certification, form submission, and payment of entry fees.
Note that we want all students to sign up in 2016 for an SSP ID on the
website of the Society for Science and the Public
(the organization that runs ISEF).
A note to students who remember our process from past years: you will no longer
receive an entry form by email after entering. This is now one of the forms to be submitted electronically,
and it is available on our Forms Download Page.
Note that digital signatures are NOT required for 2016, but
the web system will now attempt to acknowledge them automatically (this was a change for 2013).
(Due to the variety of signature formats, this only works sometimes, not always--so forms might show up as unsigned
on your status page even though they have digital signatures.)
Your other option is to have the associated
adults sign the forms on our website, after you submit them via our online submission process.
And the student must do the same thing if you do not use digital signatures. In this context, please note
that viewing the forms in your browser and signing them there, using the Adobe Reader plugin, is NOT the