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.

Project Information

AZSEF adopted all of the ISEF Project requirements for the Senior Division in order to ensure all students are prepared for Regeneron ISEF. Since Elementary & Junior Division students do not move on to Regeneron ISEF, AZSEF chose to adopt some, but not all of them. Please review the attached project requirement documents for each division for specific information.

This year students will have the opportunity to include optional items with their submissions. These items will not be judged but will be available for view by the public once judging has been completed. Students will not create the physical project board as they have done in the past. Instead, they will present their projects using a slide deck created through Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Keynote.


This year, the AZSEF Fair Director will be hosting monthly meetings for school, district, and regional fair directors in order to share updated information, provide an opportunity to ask questions and develop solutions together as a cohesive group. Our first meeting was held on November 12, 2020. If you were unable to attend, please check out the recording as well as see the attached slides. As a result of the meeting, some fair directors have agreed to allow students from schools who have canceled their fair due to COVID-19 to compete in their fair.

Fair Director Monthly Meeting Schedule:

January 13, 2021 | 4:00 p.m. | Registration Link

February 10, 2021 | 4:00 p.m. | Registration Link

March 10, 2021 4:00 p.m. Registration Link

April 14, 2021 4:00 p.m. | Registration Link


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!

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