Welcome to the 2022-2023 Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair! This year’s fair will be held February 18, 2023 at Fair Park.

Preparing for the Fair


Starting your project

The first step to advancing to the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair is to enter the science fair at your local school. We have a DRSEF Guide for Students to help explain the process.

You can begin your background research at any time, but before you begin your experiment you need to set up a student account in Scienteer (an online project management system used by science fairs in Texas). Your science teacher will provide you a link to Scienteer. The Scienteer Student Guide explains this process. 

Based on the information you enter in Scienteer, you will be guided to the forms you need to have approved before you begin your experiment. Scienteer uses the information you provide to complete forms for the Dallas Regional Fair, as well as forms needed if you advance to the State or International Science Fair.  

2018 DRSEF Poster title montage

Competition Tips

The Dallas Fair follows Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) rules. Some useful guides are:

Fair Day

Check the DRSEF Guide for Students for detailed information on check in, judging, and award announcements. Bring your project notebook or lab notebook with you to the fair.  

  • Special Awards Schedule
  • Category Judging Schedule for Junior Division
  • Category Judging Schedule for Senior Division

Please note that many items are prohibited at the fair including:

  • Plant material, living, dead or preserved
  • Animal material, living, dead or preserved
  • Sand, soil and rock
  • Water and every other liquid
  • Dangerous, sharp, hazardous, hot, cold, noisy or smelly materials

See the ISEF Display and Safety Regulations for a full list of prohibited items.