How to register

Registration for the fair involves a number of online and printed forms. The number and purpose of these forms depends upon the division in which you are participating. The division is based on your grade level. 

The basic steps for registration include:

  1. Sign up for an account on this website
  2. Log in and start an online fair application
  3. Fill in the online fair application
    • This includes:
      • a detailed research plan - done BEFORE experimentation or construction is started
      • an abstract - done AFTER experimentation or construction is completed
  4. Optional: Precertification of project
    • Requires a detailed research plan
  5. Upload scanned copies of signed ISEF forms
    • Only for Junior and Senior division students
    • Which ISEF forms that needed is based on the project
    • Use ISEF Rules Wizard to determine which forms are required
  6. Finalize the application. This prevents further changes to the application
  7. Project is reviewed by our safety review committee (SRC)
    • Project will be approved or disqualified
  8. Print and sign fair forms (found at end of the online application) to bring to the fair
  9. Bring project and forms to the fair