Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair 2008
Sponsored by ArcelorMittal Dofasco

March 26th to March 29th— Sheridan —
BASEF is a registered charity and relies entirely on volunteers and sponsors.

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Project Registration

The BASEF 2008 Online Project Registration Form was available between 4 pm on Monday January 28th and 4 pm on Friday March 7th.

Follow these nine steps to register for the 2008 Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair. To assure eligibility, each participant should keep the original records of all paper forms and copies of confirmation email messages. Copies of all registration materials sent via post must be postmarked by midnight on Friday, March 7th.


  1. Review the Rules and Guidelines of the 2008 Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair.
  2. Read the descriptions of the Scientific Review Forms as soon as you've settled on a project idea to determine which are required for your project; some of these forms must be completed before experimentation begins.

Registration Step by Step

Step 1 - Print and complete draft of registration form

Print and fill out a rough copy of the registration form. Use of this draft form will help you make sure that you have all of the information that you need for the official entry form. Once you have completed the form, have your teacher or sponsor review it before filling out the on-line version (step 3). Please check for spelling, grammar and capitalization-- the information that you submit will be in the awards programme, in judges material, on your name tag and on the Web exactly as we receive it.

Click here to download the draft registration form

Step 2 - Print and complete required Scientific Review forms

The relevant scientific-review forms must be filled out and submitted before the end of the registration period. Links to the forms (which are in Adobe Acrobat format) are found on the Registration Forms page. Some of these forms need to be completed before starting your experimentation.

Step 3 -Complete official on-line registration

Once you have the draft copy of the form filled out and reviewed (see step 1), you're ready to fill out the official registration on-line.

NB: after filling out the form, you will be given a registration id and password; print out or make note of the id no. and password as you will need them for step 4.

Note that only one registration form is to be filled out for each project (not one per student).


Step 4 - Print record of registration

Each student and the teacher/sponsor should have a printed copy of the Record of Registration .  Enter your registration id and password below, then click File, Print. The printout will be your record of the information which you entered; you do not need to send it to BASEF.

Registration Id
Registration Password

  Did you see any mistakes on your registration form?  Do you want to make changes?  See step 9 below.


Step 5 - Print and complete BASEF Consent Form

Print one BASEF Consent Form for each student exhibitor. It is imperative that each student exhibitor has his/her parent/guardian and teacher/sponsor signature on the BASEF Consent Form. This consent form must be mailed to the BASEF Registrar; a project will not be judged without one for each participant (see step 6 below for mailing information).

Click here to download the BASEF Consent Form


Step 6 - Return signed scientific-review and permission forms by mail

Mail all of your signed forms (i.e. applicable scientific-review forms from step 2 and your approval form from step 5, but not the record of registration printed in step 4) to:

PO BOX 66504

Click here to download mailing label and instructions.

The envelope must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 7th.

Step 7 - Print your to-do checklist

Here, as a final reminder of what needs to be done for a complete registration, is a to-do list for your project registration; click here to display this list on a separate page and click File, Print to print it out (one copy per student).

To Do . . .

  Print and complete the BASEF 2008 draft registration form (step 1)
  Complete all required Scientific Review Forms (YSF or IISEF, depending on your grade)(step 3)
  Complete the Official BASEF 2008 Registration form on-line (step 3)
  Mail the signed Consent Form (step 5) and the applicable Scientific-Review forms (step 2). The envelope must be post marked no later than Friday, March 7th.
  Bring your completed Safety Check List (step 8) with you to the fair, and keep it with your project.
  Keep your Record of Registration (step 4), and give your school contact a copy.
  Bring your printed Record of Registration (step 4) to the on-site Registration Desk upon arrival at the fair to setup your project on Wednesday, March 26th (after 4PM).
NB You can view or edit your project registration at any time during the registration period (4 pm on Monday January 28th to 4 pm on Friday March 7th).   See step 9 below.


Step 8 - Print and complete safety checklist

You will need to complete the Safety Checklist, bring it to the fair, and keep it with your project.

Click here to download the Safety Checklist


Step 9 - Optional: make changes/corrections to registration form

In order to make changes you will need to enter the Registration Id and Password (printed on your Record of Registration) below. 

  After you have made any changes, be sure to print out a new Record of Registration (step 4).

Available only during registration period (Mon., Jan. 28 to Fri., Mar. 7).


Confirmation of Acceptance

You will be sent a confirmation email that the registration forms have been received. Bring this confirmation email along with a copy of all forms to the fair.

Failure to complete the registration process before the deadline may result in disqualification. If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact:

BASEF 2008 Registrar

You will receive a copy of your registration information via email if you include your address on the registration form. This does not count as your confirmation of acceptance to the fair; it simply confirms for you that your information has been received.

You will receive your final confirmation of acceptance through your email or school contact during the week of March 17th.