Winners of Regional Fairs should follow the directions found on the Winner's Letter from the Regional Fair Director. If you did not receive a Winner's Letter, contact your Regional Director. Students do not have to fill out a registration form this year, but do have to download the consent form and present it at the State Fair.

Only projects from RECOGNIZED regions will be allowed to participate in the state level Technology Fair. All regions must be registered with the GETF prior to submission of entries. If your area is interested in being recognized as a new region, contact GETF director, Tom Lamb.

Regional Directors Note: All student information is to be entered at the regional level, either by the student at the direction of the regional director, or by the regional director. The State Fair is not responsible for regional participant's information being in the database. It is the responsibility of the Regional Director to see that each qualifying student for the state Fair at regionals receives a Winner's Letter.

The Wednesday after the Regional Tech Fair is a strict deadline for regional directors to certify those who have qualified for the State competition. Any project submitted after this deadline is subject to disqualification.

No ties will be allowed for any reason. Any region with a tie MUST decide how to break the tie and submit ONLY ONE entry per grade/category. Any ties submitted will be disqualified.

All first place winners from regional fairs in grades 3-12 may participate in the Fair. This includes all public, private, and home- schooled students that win first place in a recognized regional fair. Grade level divisions are as follows: 

  • Grades 3-4
  • Grades 5-6
  • Grades 7-8
  • Grades 9-10
  • Grades 11-12
  • except for Multimedia Applications in which divisions are 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Grades 7-12 ONLY in Hardware and Programming Challenge categories

Students must be registered by their current grade level, but their project will be placed in a higher grade classification if on a team with an older student. Students entering as a team must compete at the grade level of the higher grade of the two team members. Any student on a team, regardless of grade, may compete at a higher grade level but never at a lower grade level.

The Hardware category is restricted to 7th grade and above only. The Individual and Team Programming Challenge categories are limited to 7th grade and above only. All other categories are open to 3-12 competitors.

All categories are open to team competition except for Individual Programming Challenge. Except for TPC, teams of two compete with individuals in all categories. Teams are restricted to a maximum of 2 participants.