All projects in Grades 1 to 8 are eligible for the awards listed below.

For Individual Projects, the Judging Division is the grade level.

For Team Projects, the Judging Division is as follows: Primary Teams (Team Projects in Grades 1 to 3), Intermediate Teams (Team Projects in Grades 4 to 6) and Junior Teams (Team Projects in Grades 7 to 8).

Every Individual or Team Project is evaluated by WSSEF judges against the judging criteria. Judging is done by interviews with students, reviewing project displays and examining project results. For more information on judging, see judging criteria.

Students in Grades 1 - 8 can be rewarded with:

First Place: Blue Ribbon and First Place Trophy
Second Place: Red Ribbon
Third Place: White Ribbon
Honorable Mention: Green Ribbon

Best of Category Award for each Judging Division (see definition of Judging Division above): One project among the First Place recipients in each Judging Division will be selected to receive the Best of Category Award.

All projects in Grades 9 to 12 are eligible for the awards listed below.

Every Individual or Team Project is evaluated by WSSEF judges against the judging criteria. Judging is done by interviews with students, reviewing project displays and examining project results. For more information on judging, see judging criteria.

Judges will be assigned to judge all Individual and Team Projects within a Judging Division. Senior Projects (Team Projects in Grades 9 - 12) are considered a separate judging division and not broken out by the subject matter areas like Individual Projects. However, Team Projects will be judged along with Individual Projects by subject matter area judges which mostly closely relate to their project.

The Judging Divisions for Grades 9 - 12 are:

Students in Grades 9 - 12 can be rewarded with:

First Place: Blue Ribbon and First Place Trophy
Second Place: Red Ribbon
Third Place: White Ribbon
Honorable Mention: Green Ribbon

This award recognizes an exceptional student of science in Grades 1 - 8. The student chosen to receive this award has demonstrated ambition and ability beyond their peers in their grade level.

This award is presented to the best student presentation from Grades 1 through 6 as chosen by their peers and attendants.  All students entered in the fair, their parents and their teachers were eligible to vote on this award.

 Washington State Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards:

The top three individual projects from Grades 9 - 12 will receive these awards. The Gold and Silver medalists will represent Washington State at the Intel ISEF. The Bronze will represent Washington State at the ISEF if either the Gold or Silver medalists cannot.  A team project or a student observer may also be selected to attend Intel ISEF.