Virtual Science Fair | March 29 - April 3, 2021

The Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) is the state science fair for Arizona. Managed by Arizona Science Center, AzSEF brings together first-place winners from school, homeschool, district, county, and regional science fairs across Arizona to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes and scholarships. The Grand Award winners in the Senior Division from the state-level fair will be selected to compete at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (RISEF). 2021 will be the first time that both AzSEF and RISEF will be held virtually.

Please check back for updates as we gear up for the event!

Registration opens February 8, 2021
Registration closes on March 15, 2021 at midnight.

AzSEF 2021 Judge & Volunteer Registration


Judging for Elementary, Junior, and Senior Divisions will take place between Monday, March 29 and Friday, April 2, 2021. All judges will receive training prior to judging, and will need access to a computer, laptop, or other device that allows them to access student projects digitally as well as interview students through a virtual platform. We do ask that judges have a minimum of 2 years of college or a degree in any field. There is a high need for judges with advanced degrees and experience to judge in the Senior Division.


Even though this year’s fair is being held virtually, there is still a need for volunteers. Volunteer roles will vary and we may be needed prior to the beginning of the fair. We will need volunteers with Fingerprint Clearance Cards to serve as a 3rd party adult in judging rooms.

Registration coming soon!

Mission Statement

The mission of the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) is to support and provide guidance to students and teachers throughout Arizona to ensure the continued availability and vitality of this statewide celebration of scientific inquiry for the citizens of Arizona.

Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, AzSEF 2020 was canceled. We look forward to learning about your research projects this year!

View 2019 Award Winners