Upper Fair (7th – 12th Grade)

2023 Region VII Upper Fair Date: March 8, 2023
Cost per Student: $25 (late registration fee +$10)

Once a school has completed their local school fair, they must complete the online School Registration form and submit all required forms for any students that will be participating in the Region VII Science Fair. Each school has the option to bring 1st - 6th place in each grade (7th - 12th) in each of the 13 science categories. That means that there is the potential to bring 78 students per grade for your school, if approval is granted by your administration. The Upper Fair is divided into three classes: Class 3 (7th-8th grades), Class 4 (9th-10th grades), and Class 5 (11th-12th grades). Each participant will be judged against their peers in their class and category.

Follow the steps below to register your school and upper fair students for the Region VII Fair.

STEP 1: School Registration

(Deadline: November 10, 2022)

Each school must must submit an online School Registration form for the Region VII Upper Fair no later than November 10, 2022. This information lets our office know of a school’s intent to participate in the science fairs and who to send updates and important information regarding the fairs.

STEP 2: Student Registration

(Deadline: January 26, 2023 – late registrations due by February 10, 2023 at additional cost)

A student registration form, abstract, form 1, 1A, 1B, and a research plan must be completed for each student attending the Region VII Upper Fair. A valid personal email must be provided for the student and/or parent for communication purposes. Please use the current 2023 ISEF forms.

Required forms for the Upper Fair students (Grades 7th – 12th) are:

  • Form (opening in December)
  • Abstract Form
  • Form 1
  • Form 1A
  • Form 1B
  • Research Plan (see Form 1A page 2 for more details)

*Handwritten abstracts WILL NOT be accepted!  All abstracts must be typed on a separate sheet of paper.

STEP 3: Additional Forms

(Due with Student Registration Required Forms)

Students may be required to completed “additional forms” based on the nature of the project. Please view the Additional Form list below to determine if and when one of these forms is needed. Please use the current 2023 ISEF forms.

  • Form 1C – Research Institution
  • Form 2 – Qualified Scientist
  • Form 3 – Risk Assessment
  • Form 4 – Human Participants
  • Form 5 – Vertebrate Animal
  • Form 6A – Hazardous Agents
  • Form 6B – Human Vertebrate/Animal Tissue
  • Form 7 – Continuation

*Please notice date details on ALL Upper Fair Forms (1 – 7).  Some forms and dates must be filled in “Prior to Experimentation”.

STEP 4: Upload Project Forms

(Deadline January 26, 2023)

Students must upload their project’s forms after submitting their online registration form. File names should be formatted as follows: Jane Brown_Mississippi High School_forms

  • Portal (opening in December)

STEP 5: Prepare for Fair Day and Attend

(Fair Day: March 8, 2023)

Prepare for fair day by making your project board display and practice explaining and answering questions about your project.


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