Each year the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair offers four awards by category. Additionally, student exhibits may receive one of several 'special category' awards.

First place category winners are eligible to participate in the Grand Prize competition. Places are awarded as follows: The Governor's Award and Grand Prize, Second Grand Prize and Third Grand Prize. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony.

Special Awards

The following organizations may give special category awards:

  • American Meteorological Society
  • American Psychological Association
  • ASM Materials Education Foundation
  • Association for Women Geoscientists
  • Intel Excellence in Computer Science
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • NASA Earth System Science Award
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
  • Ricoh Sustainable Development Award
  • Society for In Vitro Biology
  • Stockholm Jr. Water Prize
  • U.S. Metric Association Award
  • Yale Science and Engineering Award
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Navy/Marine Corps Award, Office of Naval Research
  • Central Virginia Chapter INCOSE Award
  • Mark Licata Award for Biotechnology (VA Bio)
  • Leidos Corporation
  • VA Dental Association: Science Talent Awards Program