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18th Annual Kentucky Science & Engineering Fair  

March 28, 2020

Virtual Fair

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 WINNERS OF THE 18TH ANNUAL KENTUCKY SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR! All student participants in the virtual fair will receive an event t-shirt. Award winners will also receive certificates, ribbons, plaques, and/or cash awards (KY-SEF check payable to winner).  Due to school closings, these items will be mailed to the students’ homes. Once sealed, the packages will be isolated for 1-2 weeks prior to shipment via USPS. Please contact if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s  awards and prizes.

Welcome video from Interim President of Eastern Kentucky University, Dr. David McFaddin.

Welcome video from Governor Andy Beshear.

The 18th Kentucky Science & Engineering Fair has moved from an in-person fair to a virtual format for our event scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020.

The in-person fair in Alumni Coliseum at Eastern Kentucky University was replaced with the virtual format to adhere to a number of public health recommendations as well honoring EKU’s temporary prohibition on events exceeding 10 attendees. By holding our fair in this format, our nearly 300 annual participants will continue to be able to compete for many category and special awards while also having the opportunity to compete in national competitions such as the BROADCOM Masters for middle school students. Unfortunately, the 2020 Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair for high school students has been canceled.

We are grateful to our partners at Kentucky-based STEM Wizard for working collaboratively with us to support the ambitions of our participants.

Registration is CLOSED.  Regional fair winners are promoted by their fair in STEM Wizard to State Fair.  However, you MUST LOG IN to STEM Wizard to complete your registration in order to attend the State Fair.

2020 registration closed: 

Monday, March 23, 11:59 p.m.

If you have questions regarding your registration status, email:

2019 KY-SEF Award Winners

See the photo gallery of 2019 KY-SEF

Check out the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair where Team Kentucky competed May 12-18. 2-2019, earning 16 Category and Special awards and 1 Grand Award! In late 2019 it was announced that Regeneron became the new title sponsor of ISEF.  Regeneron ISEF 2020 has been canceled due to health concerns surrounding COVID-19. Visit here for Regeneron ISEF 2020 information.