Judge Applications are now closed.

Judging Hub

Judging during iGEM focuses on evaluating team projects and presentations, while providing constructive and positive feedback to the teams.

iGEM 2019 Judging Panel

Information for Judges

The role of an iGEM judge goes beyond simply evaluating teams. We have always sought to identify areas of excellence that can be celebrated with our specific awards. But we ask that each judge also consider how their role can be used to elevate the iGEM experience all teams, not just the few that will receive awards. It is an integral part of iGEM's success and we hope you consider joining our voluntary judging team!

2020 Judge Application

The 2020 Judge Application Form is now closed.

2020 Judging Handbook

We provide a Judging Handbook for both judges and teams to review during the iGEM season. Download the 2020 Judging Handbook by clicking below.

Information for Teams

Every team member should read through the information provided below. Each team member should read through everything on this page and on the detail pages prior to starting work on their iGEM project.

Judging Forms

Teams must fill out a Judging Form prior to the Giant Jamboree. For details about how to fill out your judging form, click below.

2020 Rubric

Judges will use a rubric to evaluate your team. For details about the questions asked on the rubric, click below.

Pages for Awards

Teams are required to use specific URLs in their wiki in order to be eligible for specific awards. For a complete list of required award pages, click below.


All teams can earn a medal. Teams can only win one medal in a given iGEM year. Teams must nominate themselves using the Judging Form. For more details about the 2020 medal criteria, click below.


Teams can compete for various awards on top of the medals. These awards include the Grand Prize, Track Awards, and Special Prizes. For more details about the 2020 award criteria, click below.


If you have questions or suggestions, please email us at judging AT igem DOT org . We love hearing from teams. Best of luck with your projects!