Judge Registration

2023 California Invention Convention

April 2023

NOTE:  If you are a registered judge and you are not able to fulfill your commitment, please notify us ASAP – contact us

Judge Schedule: 

You will be assigned to a “judging circle” where you and  other judges will be judging 8-12 inventions from students in the same grade band (Grades K-2, 3,4,5,6-8,9-12).  This year the judging will be done via a 4-6 minute video for each invention, as well as PDF files containing the Invention Log and the Display Board/Presentation.

Judge Training:

We ask all judges to watch this 1 hour video which outlines everything a judge needs to know in order to successfully complete the online judging. There are some changes with the judging software since last year, so even if you have judged previously, it would help you to review the video. Judge Training Video.

April 10th – You will receive via email links to the videos and related project information for your judging circlealong with instructions for scoring and entering your scores online.

April 10th- April 20th:  At your convenience, you will review the assigned videos and associated documents and then enter your scores, as well as feedback for each inventor.  All inventions must be reviewed and scored by 8PM on April 20th, 2023

May 5th – Awards Ceremony – virtual.  Details to come. Results will be posted online at California Invention Convention website following week

​Requirements of being of judge:

  • You are 16 or older.
  • You must be registered through our registration system.
  • The main requirement is that you are interested in what these inventors have created and are willing to review the assigned invention, completing scoring by 8PM on April 20th, 2023
  • You have internet access  – required to use the online judging system.

"Kids Inventing Their Future"