Core Rules of Competition

Refer to both the Regional and National Rules of Competition, as they have differing rules. Application requirements vary by region. Contact your region for more regional competition details.

Please refer to the complete Core Rules of Competition for requirements and guidelines for Regional JSHS competitions. This document outlines:

  • Schedules and deadlines
  • Rules and guidelines for JSHS Submissions
  • Abstract Preparation
  • Research Paper Preparation
  • Statement of Outside Assistance
  • Eligibility Rules
  • Research Involving Vertebrate Animals and Human Subjects
  • Suggestions to Prepare for the Presentations
  • Requirements for the Oral Presentations
  • Requirements for the Poster Presentations
  • Judging Process
  • JSHS Categories of Competition