Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, EPSEF 2021 will be a virtual event. Students will submit project information online, judging will be online, and the awards ceremony will be online. However, student awards and prizes are 100% real!
Instead of the traditional project display board or poster, this year's virtual fair equivalent consists of a "Quad Chart
", a summary document that is kind of like a mini-poster, and more detailed "Project Presentation
" that is essentially a printout of a PowerPoint slideshow.
There will be no live or even remote interviews with judges. Instead, students have the option of making brief video presentations for judges to view offline.
Because not every student has the opportunity to participate in school or county science fairs this season, students will be allowed to directly enter EPSEF 2021 without having to advance through those fairs.
Unlike previous years when students submitted application paperwork to their teachers, students will electronically submit applications and project files directly to EPSEF.