Judging Form

Name of Inventor line Grade Level line

Title of Invention line

Judge line Date line

Circle the appropriate rating.
1. Does this invention identify and address a problem?

     5      4      3      2      1

  • Uniquely solves a real problem
  • Shows insight; addresses a real problem
  • Does not address a problem

2. How well has this inventor done research and provided evidence to show that no similar process or product exists?

     5      4      3      2      1

  • Carefully documented
  • Sufficiently documented
  • Poorly documented

3. How knowledgeable and enthusiastic is the inventor about the invention?

     5      4      3      2      1

  • Able to converse at length about the invention and the processes involved in inventing it
  • Understands and can discuss invention
  • Unable or reluctant to discuss invention knowledgeably

4. How well has the inventor shown that the invention has been tested to ensure that it works?

     5      4      3      2      1

  • Provides evidence of hypothesizing, gathering data, analyzing data, and drawing conclusions
  • Has applied some scientific skills and processes
  • Shows no evidence of testing
x x x 5. How well is this invention designed and/or constructed?

     5      4      3      2      1

  • Carefully designed in detail
  • Adequate design and construction
  • Poor design and construction
6. How effectively has the inventor advertised and presented the invention?

     5      4      3      2      1

  • Eye-catching, interesting presentation
  • Adequate presentation
  • Limited presentation

7. The inventor has provided required documentation.

     5      4      3      2      1

  • Excellent documentation
  • Adequate documentation
  • Poor documentation

Total Points:

Judge's Overall Recommendation:

line I recommend this inventor be given a certificate of participation.

line I recommend this invention be considered for local patent.

Judge's Notes and Comments:

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