To qualify for participation in the regional science fair, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Attend grades 6-8 (Middle Division) or 9-12 (Senior Division) in a public or private school, or are home-schooled, in Prince William County or the Manassas Region;
  • Participate in your local science and engineering fair;
  • As a winner of your local fair (first and/or second place), register your project with the PW-MRSEF; and
  • Submit all required forms as described in the 2024 Handbook for Participation.

Please note the following as you begin planning for your local science fair:

  1. Senior Division participants must use the online science fair software system, zFairs, to register their projects, obtain approval of research proposals, and submit all required ISEF forms. Please get in touch with your school science fair coordinator to receive a link to register in zFairs;
  2. Middle Division participants must use appropriate forms before conducting their research. Please get in touch with your school science fair coordinator for additional information.

For any questions, please contact Dr. Julia Renberg, Director of Prince William-Manassas Regional Science and Engineering Fair, at RenbergJ@pwcs.edu.