National Rules of Competition

Refer to both the Regional and National Rules of Competition, as they have differing rules.

Please refer to the complete Rules of Competition for requirements and guidelines for the National JSHS competition. 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 National Judging Score Sheet*
  • National JSHS Judging Team and Process
  • JSHS Categories of Competition

*The JSHS National Judging Score Sheet is used at the National Symposium.