Participant Eligibility

For students in any Philadelphia public, charter, private or catholic schools; who are home- or cyber-schooled; or enrolled in an Out-of-School-Time (OST) program, we welcome you to compete in our annual City Fairs for elementary (grades 4 and 5) and secondary (grades 6 to 12) students.  

Please note that OST programs are permitted to send a limited number of students per grade level and category. Each participating OST program is permitted to send up to three students for each grade level (grades 4 and 5) for the life science, earth science, and physical science categories. 

Programs may register only one student per school for consumer science and only one team project (regardless of grade level). It is important that you coordinate registration with other staff in your OST program, as this quota applies to programs, not individual sites. If your OST program does not have 501(c)3 status or is not formally affiliated with an organization with 501(c)3 status, then you must register through your school. Your students will be counted as part of your school’s student/project quota.

Applying for the GWCSF 

If you wish to participate, you will be required to apply through STEM Wizard. Visit the STEM Wizard site
If you have already participated in the past, you do not need to create a new account on STEM Wizard. Use your previous login information, and your account will be reactivated.​​

Delaware Valley Science Fairs

 The Delaware Valley Science Fairs, Inc. (DVSF) is a forum for middle and high school students to display to display scientific research and engineering projects that they have completed. In order to participate in the DVSF, students must first enter a regional fair in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey or Delaware. Qualifying winners from George Washington Carver Science Fair are promoted to compete in the DVSF. Learn more information about the DVSF

Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair

​The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair is the world’s largest international pre-college STEM competition. High School scientists from around the world can win awards, scholarships and at the Regeneron ISEF. Students in grades 9-12 or equivalent are eligible to compete in a Regeneron ISEF affiliated science fair and win the right to attend the Regeneron ISEF.  Learn more information about the Regeneron ISEF