Science Fair Registration, Guidelines and Resources

Registration Steps:

  1. Read the section titled “Guidelines and Resources” below.  Make sure you look at the rubric, display board guidelines and print the checklist and media release form to bring to Check-in/Registration on the day of the event!

  2. Plan out your project.  Write a testable question and a procedure – and then check in with your teacher to make sure that your project is scientific, safe, and well-planned.

  3. If your project is going to include humans/vertebrates/bacteria, please fill out this form first.  This will send your project idea to the Science Fair team to make sure all humans/animals will be safe.

  4. Once you receive the okay, (or if your project does NOT include humans/animals/bacteria and you have been approved by your teacher or school), please fill out the Main Science Fair Registration Form below:

  5. Check your email after submitting Registration for more information and day of instructions.

Guidelines & Resources

DPS Science Fair Guidelines 

DPS Science Fair Checklist and Media Release Form– (must be completed and signed by a parent and brought the day of the fair)

DPS Science Fair Rubric -scoresheet & criteria for judging of projects

Science Fair Display Guidelines- gives proper dimensions and requirements for science fair display board.

***PLEASE NOTE: The only materials permitted at the DPS Science Fair is the display board (see Science Fair Display Guidelines) and captioned pictures. If students are in pictures, please ensure they have media releases. No other physical materials are permitted. Any additional materials brought by the student during check-in and registration that is not the project board will be immediately return to students prior to judging.

Other information:

  • Elementary schools (K – 6th grade) may enter 12 projects total.

  • Middle schools (6th – 8th grade) may enter 9 projects total.

  • High schools  (9th – 12th grade) may enter 12 projects total.

  • Kindergarten – 8th schools may enter 21 projects total.

  • 6th – 12th grade schools may enter 21 projects total.

  • Kindergarten – 12th grade schools may enter 33 projects total.

Projects may be divided in any way a school chooses – a certain number per grade level, all projects representing one grade level, or any combination desired by the school.

Registration is open now until April 20th, 2024  at 5 pm