Instructions for navigating the 2021 *virtual* New Haven Science Fair project registration process.


Read below or download a copy of this information here.

Step 1 - PreK-8 Schools Request Project Allocations


  • Download, complete, and return this Google doc to Richard Therrien (NHPS Science Supervisor) to request project allocations for your school:

  • Gr. 9-12 do not need to complete this step as we get few high school project submissions each year


Step 2 - Official Project Allocations Announced

Monday, March 22

  • Schools receive official allocations (i.e., # of project slots for the City Fair per school) from Richard Therrien

Step 3 - SRC Project Review Submission

by Friday, March 26



Step 4 - School Science Fairs

by Friday, April 16


  • Schools make decisions together to decide which projects advance to City Fair

Step 5 - Project Registration via Google Survey

Monday, March 22 - Friday, April 16


  • Richard Therrien will communicate which projects may advance to the City Fair and tell you the following information (to be used when registering on zFairs): Project ID # and Project Category


Step 6 - zFairs Project Upload Period

Monday, April 26 - Friday, May 7


(no changes to uploaded project materials may be made by students/teachers after May 7 at midnight)


  • Required materials to be uploaded to the zFairs judging platform:

    • Lab Notebook

    • Presentation (eg, PowerPoint or Google Slides format)

    • Research Paper (for Grades 5-12 only)

  • Who is responsible for zFairs registrations and project material upload?

    • For PreK-8, teachers register students and upload project materials

    • For Gr. 9-12, students can register themselves and upload project materials, but teachers must give pre-approval of final project materials and also approve once uploaded on zFairs

  • When registering a project on zFairs, please place the Richard-assigned Project ID in parentheses at the start of the title: for example “(59) Solar Speedway”

  • IMPORTANT: only PDF materials may be uploaded to zFairs, so all materials must be downloaded/exported as PDFs before uploading to zFairs

Step 7 - New Haven Science Fair (i.e., the City Fair)          

Thursday, May 20, 10:00a-12:30p


  • Students interviewed by judges via zFairs platform [Google Chrome is the best web browser to use!]