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Arkansas State Science & Engineering Fair

We are looking forward to seeing you virtually for our 2021 State Fair!
Please be sure to check out our new website:


Welcome to the 67th Annual Arkansas State Science and Engineering Fair! The State Science and Engineering Fair is held every spring at the University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR, and is affiliated with the Society for Science and the Public’s International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

The State Science and Engineering Fair is open to students in grades 9-12 who have finished in the top 4 places in their respective categories at one of Arkansas’ regional ISEF-affiliated science fairs.

Location and Time:

To ensure the safety of all participants, the State Science Fair competition will be held virtually this year (2021).

  • Our current plan is to host virtual judging of fair projects through zoom conferences on the April 2nd, 2021.
  • Once all judges have deliberated and selected the top projects in each category, we will reveal the award winners in a digital format.
  • Posters and video presentations submitted by students will be uploaded to a google site so students, teachers, and the public can view the amazing projects submitted.


Registration for the fair will be all virtual this year, but is not currently open until regional fairs have been held. We will be updating this site with a link for registration shortly after the first regional is held.

T-shirt Design Competition:

While we are not hosting the drawing competition this year, we still plan on sending out shirts to all of our participants. Check back here next year if you like to draw and want to submit your work to potentially end up on over 400 shirts!

Special Awards:

Please follow this link for more information on special awards that you may qualify for: A registration link will be sent out a few days before the fair for special award sign up. (Link will be active by March 26, 2021)

Sponsors of the Arkansas State Science & Engineering Fair

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Starting a Science Fair

New Science Fair Grant Flier

Watch the “2020 Awards Ceremony!”

Science Fair Map ’20

Judging Policies and Procedures

Special Awards Entry (Will Open Weekend before Fair)

Lodging in Conway List 

Regional Science Fairs 2021

International Science Fair

AR State Science Fair Conflict of Interest Policy

501(c) Tax Return

Mileage Reimbursement Form

Contact Information:

Kyle Hurley, Director

Arkansas Science & Engineering Fair Department of Biology

Lewis Science Center, room 180            University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas 72035-0001