Given the large increase of COVID cases in Minnesota, we cannot see any way to have a safe in-person fair this year.
One more virtual fair will be safer for the students, teachers, judges, and volunteers.
This page covers the help and examples for managing the registration site.
This page is being updated with help and examples, and is not complete yet.
The summary of topics on this page is:
- Research Paper Information and Requirements
- Project Information and Requirements
- Student Instructions, Help, and Examples
- Teacher Instructions, Help, and Examples
- Judge Instructions
- Schedule and Other Fair Information
- Registration fee for project competition is $25 per student.
- Registration fee for research paper competition is $20 per student.
Research Paper Information and Requirements
Project Information and Requirements
- Blank fillable forms and research plan templates can be found at our registration site at
and click on the 'Fair' menu item then select the 'ISEF Forms' sub menu item.
- Note: The abstract is entered twice for the project. 1.) In registration the abstract text is entered or added at a later time. This is used by the online judges.
2.) There is an ISEF abstract form. Be sure when entering or changing the abstract, that you change both locations (in registration and the ISEF form).
- A virtual fair is quite a different experience from an "in person" fair. This page describes the required pictures, documents, and videos for
competing in a Virtual Fair. The requirements are designed to mimic the requirements of the
Minnesota State Science and Engineering Fair (MSSEF).
TCRSF Rules Regarding Dates on Forms - The requirements for dates on TCRSF forms can be confusing. It is often the date of approval, not the date the form was signed.
This link - TCRSF Rules Regarding Dates on Forms - provides clarification on the issue.
Student Instructions, Help, and Examples
Teacher Instructions, Help, and Examples
Schedule and Other Fair Information