Welcome to LRSEF 2021- Virtual Fair!
LRSEF welcomes returning volunteer judges and new judges to register on this site each year. Due to the Covid 19 crisis, LRSEF will be hosting our event as a virtual competition in March of 2021. Visit our website www.lrsef.org at or clicking the link on the cover page for more details.
1. Judging for all 21 Categories at both Middle and High School levels will take place on Saturday, March 6, between 9am-6pm EST /8am -5pmCST. Three rounds of interactive judging will take place with students and judges utilizing pre-set Zoom rooms for 15-minute panel interviews. Student Abstracts and Presentation materials will be available for assigned judges to review online, in advance of fair day.
2. Special Awards Judging will be done online this year IN ADVANCE of fair day. Please sign up to judge both Category awards and Special awards since the judging will be on different days. Only Special Awards finalists in the “Top Ten” awards will be scheduled for Zoom interviews. These will be held on Thursday March 4, between 4-8pmEST/3-7pmCST. Please indicate in the Special Award sign up if you are available to volunteer on that day.
3. Register today, then ask your colleagues from out of town to join in volunteering, since all judging will be virtual and not require travel to Louisville.
4. Also new this year, in order to ensure the safety of all LRSEF student participants, every volunteer judge for LRSEF will be asked to participate in a background check provided by the professional company called Sterling Volunteers. Once you register as a judge, LRSEF will send you an invitation to confidentially submit information for the check. If you are able to cover the $19 fee, LRSEF thanks you for this donation. If the fee is a struggle or stretch this year, we truly understand and LRSEF will cover your fee. If you prefer not to volunteer as a judge because of this security requirement, LRSEF thanks you for your past service.