Elementary Division

The Elementary Division will be conducted online as a document review process; no student will be interviewed. Students will be awarded a 1st, 2nd or 3rd Place ribbon. In addition, Special Awards judges will review projects according to their own criteria.

  • Fair Judging: Feb 2-4
  • Registration Deadline: Jan 28

Junior/Senior Division (Middle/High School)

Junior/Senior Judging will take place online with scheduled video interviews for both Category and Special Awards. Winners will be announced at a Virtual Awards Ceremony.

  • Fair Judging: Feb 9-19
  • Submission Deadline: Jan 28
  • Awards Ceremony: Feb 25, 5:30 PM Junior Division and 7 PM Senior Division

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The Austin Energy Regional Science Festival is one of Texas’ largest regional science fairs with almost 3,000 students from 3rd through 12th grade. It encourages and rewards innovative student research and provides scientists, engineers and other professionals a chance to volunteer in the community.

Winning Junior/Senior Division projects advance to the Texas Science and Engineering Fair. Best of Fair Senior Division projects advance directly to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair.

The Austin Energy Regional Science Festival is an Regeneron ISEF-affiliated science competition that is held every year in February.

The Austin Energy Regional Science Festival serves students from Central Texas whose projects won at their schools’ science fairs. This includes Bastrop, Brazos, Burleson, Caldwell, Comanche, Fayette, Lee, Mills, Travis, Washington, Williamson, and northern Hays counties.

Science Festival also serves charter, private and home-schooled students from these counties.

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If your child’s school has no science fair, talk with a science teacher about organizing one.

The Austin Energy Regional Science Festival is open to all qualifying students, independent of race, gender, religion, country of origin or socio-economic status.

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