About SSP Affiliated Fairs
An SSP-affiliated science fair is a science competition that is a member of Society for Science & the Public’s (SSP) fair network. These competitions exist in nearly every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries, regions, and territories.
The fair network currently consists of 352 fairs within the United States and its territories and 110 international fairs. Fairs affiliate with SSP primarily to bring finalists to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), held each May.
If you are interested in exploring the requirements for becoming an affiliated fair, please review the Guidelines for Affiliation.
Calendar & Deadlines for SSP-Affiliated Fairs
August 15, 2014
Affiliation system open to fairs
October 3, 2014
Deadline for receipt of affiliation forms. Fairs that submit affiliation forms by this date will receive an early affiliation discount. Please note that the affiliation fee is not due at this time; payment of the affiliation fee may be deferred until Feb. 13, 2015.
October 14, 2014
General Housing for Intel ISEF 2015 opens at 2:00pm EST.
As fairs affiliate, the Regional Awards mailing will be sent to Intel ISEF affiliated fairs. Links to SRC rules and guidelines will also be e-mailed electronically to regional SRC members.
Intel ISEF registration materials available online.
Your Fair Date
Intel ISEF has a rolling deadline system so that SSP can process Finalist and fair paperwork as fairs are held. Failure to comply with the submission deadline may result in Finalists' projects not being published in the Intel ISEF Program.
March 5 to 10, 2015
Intel Science Talent Search. SSP staff will not be in the office.
April 12, 2015
Last date to hold an Intel ISEF-affiliated fair. Regional fairs that feed into state fairs should coordinate the date of their fairs with the state.
May 10-15, 2015
Intel ISEF 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.