Rules and Guidelines

ScienceMONTGOMERY has four special rules:

1. For any project involving Human Subjects where there is any interaction between the Researcher and the Human Subjects, a signed Human Informed Parental Consent Form is required for every Human Subject under 18 years of age.
2. ScienceMONTGOMERY uses Categories that are different those of ISEF
3. In a given Category, Individual and Team Projects are judged together as a group.
4. Your one-page Abstract may be submitted in any format. The ISEF Abstract Form is a guide, not a requirement for ScienceMONTGOMERY.

INTEL ISEF Rules - As an affiliated fair, ScienceMONTGOMERY adheres to the International Science and Engineering Fair Rules. Students, teachers, sponsors, and judges should be familiar with the ISEF Rules as they apply to specific types of projects.

Please go to the ISEF Rules Wizard before starting your research, to see which forms and approvals will be required. We use the ISEF forms as part of our registration process unless indicated otherwise.

Attention! All students and their parents/guardians MUST sign and date Approval Form 1B before starting any experimentation. Depending upon the project chosen, there may be additional forms that must be completed before starting any experimentation.

INTEL ISEF Student Guidelines Booklet – The ISEF Guidelines Booklet is designed to assist students in preparing for and completing a successful research project and is a useful resource.

See our Policies page for important policies that govern the fair.

Once you've read all the rules and the How to Register page, you are ready to register for our fair.

If you have any questions about rules and regulations, you can email them to