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16 Nov. 2011 News
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This page is designed to assist Teachers and School Administrators in understanding the BASEF rules and eligibility requirements.


The Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair is a competition to all grade seven through twelve students from Hamilton, Halton Region, Haldimand County, Norfolk County, Brant County and Six Nations. Students may attend any public, separate or private school or be home schooled. Participants must be under the age of 21 before June of the BASEF year.

For a complete list of rules regarding eligibility and registration, see Eligibility Rules.

Make sure that your Students Register for BASEF on time - Online Project Registration begins in early February.

To help you register, check out our Teacher/Parent Registration Guide.  

Late Registrations cannot be accepted.  

Registration Policies

Please note the following: 

  • Signed consent from a school representative is NOT required for a student to participate.
  • Total registrations are limited by the fair's host site capacity and funding. In the case of over-registration, the BASEF Registrar will determine which projects will be permitted to participate.
  • Limits to the number of projects per school are set at 14 projects per level (junior/intermediate/senior).  If more than the maximum number of projects register from any single school at the close of registration, the BASEF Registrar will work with the school and school board to determine which projects will qualify to participate in BASEF.
  • Forms do NOT need be sent to us before the fair. Students and parents must identify, complete, sign and bring all required forms to the fair at the time of project setup.  We may ask for forms to be faxed or emailed to us before the fair in certain cases.

Ethics Statement

Scientific fraud and misconduct are not condoned at any level of research or competition. Such practices include plagiarism, forgery, use or presentation of other researcher’s work as one’s own and fabrication of data. Fraudulent projects will fail to qualify for competition in BASEF, CWSF or the ISEF.

Resources & Links

Teachers may find the following resources and links useful: