California State Science Fair – Who is eligible to enter?
Each year, the OCSEF Board of Directors provides the opportunity for many of our best projects to enter the California State Science Fair (CSSF). Historically, the OCSEF has selected the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the Senior Division (Grades 9-12), and 1st and 2nd place winners in the Junior Division (Grades 6-9). If there are more spaces available, we assign a number of 3rd place winners in the Junior Division by lottery and select a number of alternates from this group as well.
The OCSEF will send an email shortly after the end of judging to students who are eligible to enter the CSSF as guaranteed participants or as alternates.
The email will include a link to the CSSF registration procedure and the absolute deadline for submitting an application. Alternates should submit their application as well. The application fee will be returned to alternates who are not selected to represent Orange County in the state science fair.