Affiliate School Fair

Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis RSEF
Affiliation & Fee Structure

The Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Regional Science & Engineering Fair encourages scientifically talented Southwest Florida area middle school (6-8) and high school (9-12) students to enter the annual fair held at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Alico Arena. The science fair provides an invaluable experience for students to present their pre-collegiate work and share ideas with others. Science inquiry and research are also part of Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Science.

The Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair is an affiliate of both the State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida (SSEF of Florida) and Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).

Through School-based Science Fair Directors, schools affiliate with the Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis RSEF and collaborate with the Director of the Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis RSEF to ensure student safety and compliance with all rules and regulations. It is important to note the following:

  • Regional Affiliation and Registration Fees for school parallel the affiliation structure with State and International SEF;
  • A nominal fee helps to establish commitment and minimize the number of “No-Shows” at the Regional Fair;
  • An average investment of $20.00 per Regional Finalist allows students an opportunity to compete for scholarships, prizes and awards.

School Affiliation Fee (Waived for the 2023 Regionals)

  • A base per-school, per-level fee of $150
  • Schools that span Junior and Senior Divisions would be considered two (2) schools and would be required to submit two (2) affiliations
  • Please review Key Dates for PAYMENT DEADLINE

Project Allocations for 2022-2023

  • MINIMUM project allocation (per school, per level): 6 projects / school
  • Additional projects: based on request and limited to
    • 1 additional regional fair project / 15 projects in school fair
  • MAXIMUM project allocation (per school, per level): 15 projects / school
  • Based on Allocation Formula and subject to approval by Fair Officials

Project Registration Fees (Waived for 2023 Regionals)

  • Per-student fee of $15 / student
  • Team project fees based on number of students in team (up to 3)
  • The per-student fee would be the responsibility of the school, NOT the individual student
  • Please review Key Dates for PAYMENT DEADLINE

Edison Fairs No-Show Policy

  • If a registered student is unable to attend the Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Regional Science & Engineering Fair, please contact us at before January 18. On January 18, the name and school of any student who is not able to be present should be submitted in writing at the registration table in the Alico Arena lobby before the start of judging.
  • Failure to follow the above procedures will result in the student receiving a “No-Show” rating, and the student’s school will be ineligible for a school award.
  • There will be NO REFUND of registration fees for registered students who are unable to attend.

* Confirmation of Project Allocation Requests with RSEF will be sent to School Fair Directors *

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