All eligible middle- and high-school students in the state of Georgia should have access to the Science and Engineering Fair System regardless of the type of school they attend, including public, private, charter, magnet, home, and cyber schools, in accordance with state and federal laws. Please see the Georgia Fair Participation Policy for more information.

Determining Where Students Should Exhibit

Students must exhibit at a school level fair before being considered for WGRSEF.

TYPE OF SCHOOL STUDENT ATTENDS WHICH REGIONAL FAIR STUDENT SHOULD ATTEND

Public, private, charter, or magnet school, or an affiliated home/cyber group

A student who attends any of these schools may exhibit only in the Regional Fair in which the school is located.

Independent home or cyber school Student may exhibit only in the Regional Fair of the region in which the student’s legal place of residence is located.
Recognized home or cyber school group whose fair is officially affiliated with a Regional fair Student may exhibit only in the Regional Fair with which their group’s school fair is officially affiliated.

A Note Regarding Teams: Per ISEF regulations, if a project involves a team, then the assigned Regional Fair of the designated Team Leader is the only Regional Fair in which the team may participate.

A team member or leader who moves out of a region after a project is completed, or nearly completed, may exhibit at the Regional Fair with the team, provided he/she has not done a subsequent science project at the new school and entered the project into any level of science fair.

  • TYPE OF SCHOOL STUDENT ATTENDS:

    Public, private, charter, or magnet school, or an affiliated home/cyber group


    WHICH REGIONAL FAIR STUDENT SHOULD ATTEND:

    A student who attends any of these schools may exhibit only in the Regional Fair in which the school is located.


  • TYPE OF SCHOOL STUDENT ATTENDS: Independent home or cyber school
    WHICH REGIONAL FAIR STUDENT SHOULD ATTEND: Student may exhibit only in the Regional Fair of the region in which the student’s legal place of residence is located.

  • TYPE OF SCHOOL STUDENT ATTENDS: Recognized home or cyber school group whose fair is officially affiliated with a Regional fair
    WHICH REGIONAL FAIR STUDENT SHOULD ATTEND: Student may exhibit only in the Regional Fair with which their group’s school fair is officially affiliated.

  • TYPE OF SCHOOL STUDENT ATTENDS:

    A Note Regarding Teams: Per ISEF regulations, if a project involves a team, then the assigned Regional Fair of the designated Team Leader is the only Regional Fair in which the team may participate.

    A team member or leader who moves out of a region after a project is completed, or nearly completed, may exhibit at the Regional Fair with the team, provided he/she has not done a subsequent science project at the new school and entered the project into any level of science fair.


Teams in which one team member attends school out-of-state: 1) may not be eligible for competition in a Regional Fair; contact the Regional Fair of the in-state team member for clarification; 2) may be eligible to compete at GSEF provided the Regional Fair has selected the team to advance, but may not be eligible to receive certain special awards; and 3) must designate a student who attends school in-state as the Team Leader.