If you won your category at your region, you will receive a winner's letter from your regional director that has vital information for you. Please notify your REGION DIRECTOR if you did not receive a winner's letter, or have questions about your placement in the state competition.

Only projects from RECOGNIZED regions will be allowed to participate in the state level Technology Fair. All regions must be registered with the GETF prior to submission of entries. If your area is interested in being recognized as a new region, contact GETF director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Regional Directors Note:  It is the responsibility of the Regional Director to see that each qualifying student for the state Fair at regionals receives a Winner's Letter. Regional Directors will submit the information for all winning projects to the state. Additional student registration is not required.

The Tuesday after the Regional Tech Fair is a strict deadline. Any project submitted after this deadline is subject to disqualification.

No ties will be allowed for any reason. Any region with a tie MUST decide how to break the tie and submit ONLY ONE entry per grade/category. Any ties submitted will be disqualified.

All first place winners from regional fairs in grades 3-12 may participate in the Fair. This includes all public, private, and home- schooled students that win first place in a recognized regional fair. Grade level divisions are as follows:

  • Grades 3-4
  • Grades 5-6
  • Grades 7-8
  • Grades 9-10
  • Grades 11-12
  • Grades 7-12 ONLY in Programming Challenge

Students must be registered by their current grade level. Students entering as a team must compete at the grade level of the higher grade of the two team members. Any student on a team, regardless of grade, may compete at a higher grade level but never at a lower grade level.

The Individual and Team Programming Challenge categories are limited to 7th grade and above only. All other categories are open to 3-12 competitors.

All categories are open to team competition except for Individual Programming Challenge. Except for the Programming Challenge, teams of two compete with individuals in all categories. Teams are restricted to a maximum of 2 participants.