- 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. https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef-2017 .
- 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 http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/ for more information.
- Selected winners in the Junior Division are eligible to further compete in the Broadcom Masters Competition, Oct 27-Nov 2, 2016. https://student.societyforscience.org/broadcom-masters .
- Two projects in the Senior Division will be selected to participate in the 2017 I-SWEEEP Olympiad, May 3-7, 2017 in Houston, TX. http://isweeep.org/ .
- 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.
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.