Awards & Prizes

Grand Prize Awards Three Grand Prize Awards are given to the most competitive Category Award winner projects in the High School Competing Division. Three Grand Prize winners will be selected to take an all-expenses-paid trip to advance to compete in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair to be held in May. Check out where the Regeneron ISEF will be hosted this year at: Category Awards
First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in each of seven categories in the High School Competing Division. First, second, third, fourth and fifth place prizes will be awarded in each of seven categories in the Middle School Competing Division. The STEM areas eligible for category award include: Applied Engineering Behavioral & Social Sciences Biology & Health Sciences Chemistry Computer Software & Technology Physical Sciences & Math Sustainable Technology California State Science Fair Awards
First place winners in each STEM Fair category in the Competing Division will qualify to participate in the California State Science Fair. Second place winners in each STEM Fair category in the Competing Division will qualify as alternates for the California State Science Fair. *Note: Students from Butte, Plumas, San Joaquin, Shasta, and Solano counties are NOT eligible to advance to the California State Science Fair through Sacramento Regional STEM Fair.
 Broadcom MASTERS Awards
First place award recipients in the Middle School Competing Division will be nominated to participate in the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) competition. 
Participation Awards
All participants in the Fair receive a certificate of participation, a commemorative bag, and a pin. Other items and mementos may be handed out as well. Special Awards
A number of individuals, companies and organizations provide special awards for projects that meet specific criteria. Last year, over 30 special awards were given out. Below is a list of our typical Special Award Sponsors:

2014 Synopsys Sac STEM Fair awards, waiting to be taken home!

American Meteorological Society

 American Psychological Association

 American Public Works Association

 ASM Materials Education Foundation

 Association for Women Geoscientists

California Air Resources Board

 California Association of Professional Scientists (CAPS)

 California Department of Water Resources

 California Biomedical Research

 GENIUS Olympiad

 Intel Excellence in Computer Science


 MU Alpha Theta

 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

 Office of Naval Research (US Navy/US Marine Corps)

 Professional Engineers in California Government

 Ramesh Innovation

 RICOH Americas Corporation

 Younger Member Forum of the American Society of Civil Engineers (Sac YMF)

SMUD Energy Award

 Society for In Vitro Biology

 Stockholm Junior Water Prize

 US Public Health Service

Yale Science & Engineering Association

The Sacramento STEM Fair appreciates the continued support and dedication from all of it's Special Awards providers! We appreciate your shared enthusiasm about students who are excelling and creating new STEM resolutions to real-world problems.


If you would like to provide a Special Award

for the 2021 Sacramento STEM Fair, please sign up below!


 Special Awards Sign Upfor 2021 Fair 



The list of the past Sacramento Regional STEM Fair Award Winners is available and can be downloaded using the links to the right, just look for your year!








2019 Winners List








2019 Special Awards Winners List








2017 Winners List








2017 Special Awards Winners List








2018 Winners List








2018 Special Awards Winners List


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