Eligibility Rules 2017
- Affiliated Fair.
Qualification to the California State Science Fair is through an
affiliated county or regional science fair, and is by being
specifically identified as a qualified (or an alternate) project from
the affiliated fair. (See Affiliated
Fairs Note below.)
Each student must qualify through the single affiliated fair
responsible for the geographical domain which includes the location
where the student receives instruction. That location for students
enrolled in most schools, including boarding schools, is the school.
That location for students enrolled in online schools is the
student’s residence, regardless of the school’s
Exception requests, including students whose schools
are not accepted by any current affiliate, must be emailed to
California finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search also
qualify for entry; such projects are not counted against the allocation
of any affiliate.
- California Student. Each applicant must be a
student in an educational institution recognized by the State of
California and enrolled in grades 6-12 at the time of qualification.
students in grades 9-12 participate in the Senior Division. The
division for team projects with students in different grades is
determined by the highest grade represented. Students are limited to a
maximum of seven (7) entries during their lifetime.
- Single Entry.
Each student may enter only one project each year. Each project may
have one to three authors. Team projects will be placed in competition
with individual projects in the same categories, though judging panels
will have a higher level of expectation for team projects commensurate
with the number of students on the team. All work must be done by the
student(s) named as author(s). Projects entered into the Fair under an
individual's name but discovered by the judging panel to have been
prepared by a team of more than one student will be disqualified.
- Categorization. The Directors of Judging will
determine, upon review of submitted Project Summaries, the correct
category for each project. The California State Science Fair reserves
the right to disqualify any project due to poor quality,
incompleteness, or inappropriateness of project content.
- New Research. Any project reentered from a past
State Science Fair must show substantial new research and
development to be eligible for an award. Final determination shall be
made by the category judges.
- Supervision. Students not accompanied by their
own parent(s) must be under authorized supervision by an adult
escort, teacher, or administrator. Each student must have appropriate
signed permission form(s) as required by his/her own school district.
The California State Science Fair is not responsible for the
supervision of any participant.
All Eligible Projects Will Not Necessarily Be Accepted
affiliated fair has been allocated a maximum number of projects which
it may qualify to CSSF. Affiliates may also identify a small
number of alternates for consideration if qualified projects elect not
to apply. Every project should be informed by the affiliate whether
they are qualified or an alternate.
Thu Mar 16 07:06:51 PDT 2017
California State Science Fair
Eligibility Rules 2017