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Registration Details

  • The registration fee is $30 per school for Science & Engineering fair on April 29th, 2023. Parents will pay additional $20 for their child's registration on the separate form (Step 3)

  • Each school should have registered 2 volunteer Judges/10 students. Volunteer Judges can sign up on the volunteer Judges form on the homepage. Judges will be reached out for background checking purposes. 

  • Please indicate how many students you would like to send and their grade levels. This does not guarantee any spots.  

  • Registration closes after April 20th, 2023

Information for School  Participation:

The NVSE Fair, formerly the Fairfax County Elementary and Middle School Fair, is in its 8th year. The event encompasses elementary and middle schools in Washington, DC, Loudoun, and Fairfax. Elementary schools in Arlington County, Prince William, and Manassas are encouraged to participate.


However, Middle school students participating in the Northern Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair (Falls Church, Arlington, Alexandria) and the Prince William-Manassas Science Fair are ineligible for this competition.

Projects submissions:

 A total of 10 submissions/schools can be submitted, which include: ( for more than

10 submissions- add another Step 2 application)

  • 5 Life and Earth Sciences

  • 5 Physical Science and Engineering an

  • Projects format Trifold Poster Board with the Scientific/Engineering Design Process:

  • Grades 1-5 

  • Grades 6-8 (If participating in the :

  • (The Lemelson Early Inventor Prize:

  • The Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge )

  • Please have a digital poster and up to 3 minutes of video entry if you qualify for the awards)

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