Prizes and Awards

  • First, Second, and Honorable Mention ribbons (Place Awards) are awarded by SCVSEFA for scientific merit.


  • Outstanding projects in the Senior Division (grades 9–12) win Grand Prize Awards and an all-expense-paid trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, May 14–19, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA. .


  • Outstanding projects in the Junior Division (grades 6–8) receive the Isabelle Stone Award (biological sciences) or the Castro Family Award (physical sciences) and an all-expense- paid trip to the California State Science Fair in Los Angeles, California, April 24-25, 2017.  See CSSF website for more information.


  • Selected winners in the Junior Division are eligible to further compete in the Broadcom Masters Competition, Oct 27-Nov 2, 2016. .


  • Two projects in the Senior Division will be selected to participate in the 2017 I-SWEEEP Olympiad, May 3-7, 2017 in Houston, TX. .


  • Top students in the Junior and Senior Divisions will be selected to compete in the California State Science Fair April 24-25, 2017 in Los Angeles.


  • In addition, 60+ companies and organizations present Special Awards.

Special Awards

More than 60 companies and organizations select projects to receive Special Awards at the Championship. These awards may include cash, tours, and/or tangible items. Judging for Special Awards is based upon the objectives of the participating company or organization, and any project may be evaluated by a Special Awards judge or judges. The Special Awards judges only review projects whose titles fit their criteria of interest. Therefore, it behooves the student to entitle his/her project so the judges have a good idea what the project involves from the title information alone.