Results and Awards

Welcome to the 2023-2024 Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair! This year’s fair will be held February 17, 2024 at Fair Park.



Student Awards

Category Judging

Beal Bank awards cash prizes for 1st – 3rd place in each category judged, with 4th place awarded for larger categories. Junior Division prizes of up to $175 are awarded along with Senior Division prizes up to $300. Honorable Mentions are also awarded during Category judging. 

DRSEF uses all of the 21 ISEF categories. Smaller categories are combined as needed.  

Grand Prize Judging

Grand Prize judges evaluate the winning projects from each Category and award Grand Prizes for Life Science and Physical Science.  

Special Award Judging

Special Awards judges visit projects within their specialty and award prizes such as cash, vouchers and merchandise.  

 2018 DRSEF Student awards 
2018 DRSEF Junior and Senior Grand Prize Winners pictured with Jim Chambless of Beal Bank.  


Teacher Awards

Cash prizes are awarded to teachers based on the number, performance and success rate of their students at the fair. Awards are presented at the awards ceremony. 



1st through 4th place winners from Category judging and winners of Special Awards are invited to the Junior or Senior Awards Banquet at Southern Methodist University. The awards ceremony is TBA at this time. 

Banquet photos

2018 Junior Banquet
2018 Senior Banquet
2019 Junior Banquet
2019 Senior Banquet
2021 Awards Celebration
2022 Awards Banquet
2023 Awards Banquet

 DRSEF Junior Banquet 


DRSEF Senior Banquet

2018 DRSEF Junior and Senior Banquet Attendees


Advancing to Other Fairs

1st and 2nd place winners in Senior Division and 1st place and 2nd place winners in Junior Division from Category judging advance to the 2023 Texas Science and Engineering Fair
The top ten percent of Junior Division are invited to enter Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge, an international science fair for Middle School students. Invitations are issued after the fair.
Winners and runners-up from the Grand Prize round in the Senior Division advance to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair, with attendance sponsored by Beal Bank. 
Students may also be eligible to enter competitions such as Regeneron Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors affiliated with ISEF.