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Rules and Guidelines

The rules and guidelines for DVSF and it's Regional Fairs are the same as those of the Intel ISEF.

Please note that the rules apply for all students in grades 6 - 12 for DVSF.


Categories for DVSF include:

  • Behavioral and Social Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine and Health
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Zoology
  • Team Projects (multi-disciplinary)
  • and Consumer Science (for grades 6-8 only).

Category Descriptions [PDF] are available to download.

Note: The ISEF Official Abstract Form is not needed for DVSF or the regional fairs.

Other Resources and Guidelines