Jersey Shore Science Fair

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50th Annual Jersey Shore Science Fair 
March 15, 2025

Registration is now closed!


The Jersey Shore Science Fair serves middle to high school students from up to 40 or more schools from the New Jersey's coastal counties from Cape May, Atlantic, Ocean and Monmouth counties.

The student registration form must be completed in its entirety in one sitting as the form is not retrievable. The student ID is for identification purposes only. We do not display any participant information on our website. 



Jersey Shore Science Fair (JSSF) Rules and Forms

The Jersey Shore Science Fair (JSSF) follows and uses the rules and forms from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).  Please review the Jersey Shore Science Fair Regulations/Guidelines before submitting your registration.

IMPORTANT: Fill out these forms prior to beginning your project and save them for submission after December 1, 2024 when the registration period begins.  These forms help determine what reviews are necessary and will help students and advisors ensure that the projects will be eligible for advancement to the regional and international fairs.

Scientific Review Committee (SRC) approval for projects involving human subjects, vertebrate animals, potentially hazardous biological agents, hazardous chemicals, activities or devices and other potentially hazardous activities or resources MUST be completed prior to conducting the experiment. These forms can be sent to for review. Consult the checklist for Adult Sponsor Form (1) if you are unclear whether your project requires SRC review.  Failure to follow this step may result in disqualification of a project at the local, regional or international fairs.

The student registration form will be open from December 1, 2024-March 1,2025.

After your registration, you will receive a confirmation email that will include your project number. You are not registered if you do not receive an e-mail with your project number.

Abstract and form submissions - REQUIRED: Please submit by March 3,2025.

After receiving your confirmation email and project number at registration attach a copy of your abstract, labeled with your project number and the completed and signed forms from the link above to

and be sure to include the  Project ID and name in the subject field [e.g., J BOT 15 - Jones] and all relevant paperwork.

We only accept electronic abstracts and forms. If you require assistance with submission please e-mail


Winning Projects Heading to Delaware Valley Regional Science Fair

Projects eligible to move onto the Delaware Valley Regional Science Fair (DVRSF):

Junior (grades 6-8)  

  • 1st and 2nd place from non-team categories
  • 1st and 2nd place from the TEAM category


Intermediate (grades 9-10) 

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place non-team categories
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place from the TEAM category 
 Upper (grades 11-12) 
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place non-team categories
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place from the TEAM category  

2024 Set up and instructions


The Jersey Shore Science Fair (JSSF) has been held at Stockton since 1975, originating from a local need to provide coastal New Jersey students with a competitive fair that would allow them to advance to the Delaware Valley Regional Science Fair (DVSF). The JSSF is one of fourteen regional fairs that feed into the DVSF where top projects have the potential to move onto the International level. For the past five years, the JSSF has held first place in the Delaware Valley Region for the quantity and quality of projects being judged (as determined by the number of winners at the DVSF).

Today the JSSF attracts over 600 middle to high school students from up to 40 or more schools from the State's coastal counties (Cape May, Atlantic, Ocean and Monmouth). Students compete in fifteen categories ranging from biological sciences to engineering, to behavioral science. The JSSF is held at Stockton University in mid-March each year. The JSSF follows the rules and guidelines of the DVSF, found here


Map and Custom Directions to the Stockton Properties

Thank you for volunteering to be a judge at the Jersey Shore Science Fair. Your participation really makes a difference!

If you are interested in being a judge, but have not yet signed up, please register using the Judges Registration link on the left navigation menu.


Judges Information

Please find some helpful information you may want to review prior to the event.



Should you have any questions about the Jersey Shore Science fair (submitting forms, fair questions, etc), please direct them to the JSSF team. This includes questions about experiments, ISEF forms, winners and Delaware Valley Science Fair.