Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair

Hosting science fairs and supporting students since 1953 and proudly presented by:

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland State University
Great Lakes Science Center
Parker Hannifin Foundation




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Four types of awards are handed out at NEOSEF:

Regular Fair Awards
Special Awards
Discovery Channel Youth Challenge Awards
Grand Prize Awards.

Regular Fair Awards:
These awards are handed out for 1
st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place and Honorable Mentions based on assigned judging results.

1st Place winners receive $100, a Gold Medal and a Blue Ribbon
nd Place winners receive $25, a Silver Medal and a Red Ribbon
rd Place winners receive a Bronze Medal and a White Ribbon
Honorable Mentions receive a Green Ribbon

Special Awards:
Awards totaling over $15,000 in the form of cash and prizes are donated by companies, organizations and societies that judge projects base on specific criteria they establish. All students are able  to win special awards regardless of placement in regular fair judging.

Society for Science and the Public Middle School Awards: Students from grades 7 and 8 are nominated to compete in the SSP competition which occurs after NEOSEF. National finalists of this competition will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC to compete for prizes.

Grand Prize Winners: Grand Prize Winners are divided into Biological Science Winners and Physical Science Winners and by grade level.

7-8th Grade Grand Prize Winners receive a plaque commemorating their achievement.

9-12th Grade Grand Prize Winners receive a plaque
and an all-expense paid trip to compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair.

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Last updated: 10/20/17.