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The CSRSEF is one of four Regional Science Fairs in the State of Washington. If you are in 9th-12th grade attending a private, public, charter, parochial, or home school in King or Snohomish County, you are eligible to participate in the CSRSEF!  You can work on a project by yourself or in a team (maximum of 3 students) on the science or engineering project of your choice.  Over a dozen awards will be awarded by a team of expert judges.

A maximum of 50 projects will be accepted from each school.   All participants are eligible to advance to the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair.  The top two projects at the CSRSEF will advance directly to the prestigious Intel International Science & Engineering Fair!

Registration Deadline:  February 24, 2014

Fair Date:  March 8, 2014

Rules and Guidelines

The CSRSEF follows the same rules as the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF). Check out the ISEF Rules & Guidelines to learn more.

Many class assignments, senior projects, summer research projects, and displays created for other science competitions can be entered into the fair with minimal changes. View the ISEF Rules & Guidelines to see if your project is eligible.


Registration is a two part process.  You are NOT registered for the fair until both steps have been completed.

Step 1: Register online

Step 2:  Submit forms and registration fees

Registration Deadline:  February 24, 2014

Required Forms

All students must submit copies of the following forms in order participate in the fair.  Please do not send us the originals.  We are not responsible for lost or missing forms.  If you are working in a team, each of you must submit your own set of forms.

Project Pre-Approval

Projects involving any of the subjects in the list below require additional forms and pre-approval from the CSRSEF Scientific Review Committee/Institutional Review Board (SRC/IRB).  If you are using any of these subjects, please first use the ISEF Rules Wizard to determine which additional forms are required.

  • Human subjects (including surveys)
  • Vertebrate animals
  • Potentially hazardous biological agents
  • rDNA technologies
  • Human or animal fresh tissues
  • Blood
  • Body fluids
  • Controlled substances, devices, or equipment
  • Chemicals (i.e. hazardous, flammable, explosive or highly toxic, carcinogens, mutagens, and all pesticides)
  • Firearms
  • Radioactive substances
  • Radiation (i.e. X-ray or nuclear, unshielded ionizing radiation of 100-400 nm wavelength)


There is a $10.00  fee to participate in the fair.  All fees are used to purchase prizes and to send the top two projects to the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair. Checks are preferred and can be made out to the “Bellevue College Foundation”.

Fee waivers are available to students receiving free or reduced-price lunches through their schools.  Please send proof of eligibility along with your registration forms.

Forms and Registration Fees should be sent to:

Central Sound Regional Science & Engineering Fair
Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE, L-200
Bellevue, WA 98007

Note:  Please make checks payable to the Bellevue College Foundation.  We are not able to accept checks made out the CSRSEF.

All forms must be postmarked by February 24, 2014.  Please send all of your forms in the same envelope (both the required forms AND the forms specified by the ISEF Rules Wizard). We’ll send you and your parent/guardian an email if there are problems with your forms.

Event Information

The compete fair schedule and driving directions to Bellevue College can be found on our Schedule page.  Please bring the following to the fair:

  • Your project display
  • Your project notebook
  • Your research paper (recommended but not required)
  • All of your completed paperwork (please keep these with your display)
  • A project abstract, printed on the Official ISEF Abstract Form.  See Science Buddies for help writing your abstract.

Please refer to the Official 2013 CSRSEF Project Guide for more information.


At the fair, you will be given 2 minutes to explain your project to a team of professional scientists and engineers.  The category judges will evaluate your project using the ISEF Judging Criteria.

Special awards judges will evaluate your project based on the criteria outlined by the sponsoring organization.  Visit the Awards page for more information about special awards.

Ethics Statement

Scientific fraud and misconduct are not condoned at any level of research or competition. Plagiarism, use or presentation of other researcher’s work as one’s own and fabrication or falsification of data will not be tolerated. Fraudulent projects will fail to qualify for competition in affiliated fairs or the ISEF.


Have questions about rules, guidelines, or registration?  Contact us or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

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