Projects for each category must be unique and cannot be entered in more than one category. A student can only participate in a maximum of one project, excluding the Programming Challenge. Projects may consist of an individual student or a team of two students.

Projects are to be designed and created by students. Some adult guidance is allowed, but it must be clear that all work entered by students was done by the students.

Students MUST document any work they did not create. In many cases, they will also need to receive permission and show documentation. See this video for more information.


Students may not "switch" categories. The project will ONLY be judged in the category in which it won first place at the regional fair. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.

Tri-board displays are not allowed at the competition in any categories.

Students unable to present their projects, even due to illness, may NOT use "proxies." Only students that are part of the original, registered team may represent a project at the Tech Fair.

While we recognize that the world is more connected than ever, we cannot guarantee Internet access in the judging spaces and recommend that you have an off-line copy of any Internet based project. Judges will not penalize a project for not connecting to outside links.

*Programming Challenge is currently only available for 7th - 12th grade students.