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Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair

Important Student Information

Please download this Welcome Letter, which contains detailed information about registering and submitting your project to be viewed electronically by our judges. 

The fair will be conducted on April 18th, and winners will be announced on April 20th.


The Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair, founded in 1985, started out with a little more than 100 projects and has grown considerably to include participants from 12 regions across the Commonwealth.

VA State Science Fair 2018

More than 300 Virginia high school students participated in the 2019 State Science Fair, presenting more than 200 projects. More than 70 expert judges from higher education and businesses across Virginia volunteered their time.

Next year, approximately 250 exhibits will participate in the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair qualify thanks to the winning projects they presented at the following regional fairs: