Student Resources

Science Fair Guides, categories, requirements, and forms are specific to programmatic levels. The Science Fair Guides listed below contain documents and links to resources that meet the needs of most participants. Depending on the programmatic level and the topic chosen by the students, additional forms and guidance may be needed from the ISEF Guidelines for Science and Engineering Fairs.

Students may compete individually or in teams at the WVSEF. Teams must have no more than three members. The final work should reflect the coordinated efforts of all team members and will be evaluated using the same judging criteria as individual projects. Team projects and individual projects are judged together in the category of their research at WVSEF.

2022 Guides and Forms

Word documents are provided below so students may more easily download and type information into the required forms. Some required documents are in the ISEF Guidelines for Science and Engineering Fairs 2022 and are not available in Word.

Attention High School Students

At the 2022 ISEF there will be 21 categories. A description of the categories and subcategories is available here:

Therefore, the Energy: Physical (EGPH) and Energy: Chemical  (EGCH) categories will be combined into one category named Energy: Sustainable Materials and Design (EGSD) at the WVSEF, as well.