Awards Ceremony March, 27th 2021 - 10:00 am

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Awards for 2021 Research Challenge

Top of Category Awards (all divisions: Elementary, Junior, Senior)

  • 1st Place: $150, medal, certificate
  • 2nd Place: $125, medal, certificate
  • 3rd Place: $100, medal, certificate
  • Honorable Mention (up to 3 per category): $50, medal, certificate

In each competition category, the following prizes will be awarded:

Top Junior Division Awards

  • 1st Place (Life Science) & 1st Place (Physical Science) - $250
  • 2nd Place (Life Science) & 2nd Place (Physical Science) - $200
  • 3rd Place (Life Science) & 3rd Place (Physical Science) - $150

ISEF Finalists - Senior Division
Top 4 overall projects will be named as ISEF finalists and will compete (virtually) in ISEF 2021 in May. Each ISEF Finalist will also receive a $250 award.

New Mexico Science & Engineering Fair
Top projects in Junior & Senior Division will move on to compete (virtually) in the NM Science & Engineering Fair April 17th.

Note: we will not know the number of projects we can move on to State until early/mid March

Special Awards
A full listing of special awards are available for viewing in our “Booklet of Awards". You can view the Booklet of Awards here and you can download Booklet of Awards PDF.

PLEASE NOTE: Top of category, Top Junior Division, and ISEF cash awards have been increased for 2021 ONLY! Cash values of some or all of these awards will likely revert to past levels after 2021.