Critical Information for a Successful Registration

If there is a city or county science fair in your area, you must participate in your local competition before advancing to GGSF. If there is no local competition near you, you may apply to compete in GGSF by registering online HERE. Top placing projects move on to the California Science and Engineering Fair, the International Science and Engineering Fair, or Broadcom MASTERS competitions.

Registration Information – Read This!

Virtual Fair:  GGSF is a virtual competition because our participants come from all across the SF Bay Area, however we host an in-person awards ceremony at the SF Bay Model in Sausalito. Be prepared to submit a PDF slide deck or high resolution JPEG of your project board. ***Make sure to read the student information page on the zFair website.

Students who are interested in participating in the Golden Gate STEM Fair need a teacher sponsor. Your teacher must register an account first. Registration is completed via our virtual fair platform.

All participating students can upload their project and have all SRC paperwork approved by the final deadline, Friday, March 1st. Project submission must be complete by March 10th.


Placement Awards Projects are judged virtually between March 18 – 20. Students being considered for 1st or 2nd place will be notified March 21 for Friday interviews.

Special Awards There are many special awards available from our community partners. Every year our primary sponsor, Chevron, awards three large cash Integrity Awards plus many others!

Required Forms: Scientific Review Committee

Scientific Review Committee (SRC) forms are REQUIRED if your project involves invertebrate or vertebrate animals, human subjects, recombinant DNA, tissue, pathogenic agents, or controlled substances. IMPORTANT: If your project involves any of the preceeding conditions, forms need to be dowloaded, completed and dated BEFORE experimentation begins. SRC forms may be found HERE. the forms specific to your project needs and must be completed and approved before your project can be judged.

6th grade students and Group Projects (max 4) are now accepted!

Projects are accepted in the following categories:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Environmental
  • Engineering/Computer Sciences/Mathematics
2024 Golden Gate STEM Fair Awards Ceremony
Saturday, March 23th, 2024

Location: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model
2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

Registration Final Deadline: Friday, March 15th.

Students participating in the Golden Gate STEM Fair will register on the Virtual Fair Platform. Use the following steps to ensure that you are registered in time and aware of all deadlines and events. Please Contact Us to request late registration.

Participation Checklist

Win Your Fair or Contact GGSF

You will only be able to register to GGSF through your science or mathematics teacher. To do so, you must participate in a local fair or have contacted the GGSF Assistant Director.

Now put your best work forward and win your local science fair!

Scientific Review Committee Forms

SRC forms must be completed for projects involving invertebrate or vertebrate animals, human subjects, recombinant DNA, tissue, pathogenic agents, or controlled substances. SRC forms should be completed BEFORE work begins, if you are in a feeder fair you have until March 8. SRC forms are available within the registration process and must be completed ASAP.

Choose Your Contact Information Wisely


IMPORTANT: When registering your project with GGSF, DO NOT use a student email address that will not accept public emails.

Your email address will be used to contact you if you are being considered for First Place in your category. Be sure to keep an eye on your email! Students being considered for first place will receive a message with their interview time for the following morning. If you do not have a reliable email address you may use your parent/guardian's, but we prefer students be responsible for themselves.

Make very sure you enter your contact information correctly!

Register Online

You MUST fully register your project online via the Virtual Platform page by March 15th. After 3/15, no incomplete projects may be edited or submitted. Take your time to completely fill our all necessary information.

Look for Confirmation Email

After successfully registering your project, you will receive a confirmation email that contains all information you need to know for judging and the public ceremony.

The email will come from : make sure to check any spam or junk folders if you think you have not received your confirmation.

Look for the Interview Email

If you are being considered for First Place for your category you will receive an email on March 16th at the address you registered your project with. Make sure you type it in correctly!

Your Interview Email will tell you at what time your virtual interview will be.

The email will come from : make sure to check any spam or junk folders if you think you have not received your confirmation.


  • Teachers and Fair Directors must register on the virtual platform BEFORE students.
  • Your students will be registering for the Golden Gate STEM Fair through YOU!
  • You will receive an email from us with a Username and Password so you can register your students' names.
  • You will receive Usernames and Passwords to distribute to your students.
  • The Log in can be found at the top of the navigation on all pages.


Feeder Fair Directors

  • You will receive login information for the teachers of students who participated in your science fair.
  • We will send you Project Forms to be attached to each corresponding project before they are picked up
  • If students want to edit their projects after your fair, they may do so but must be completely finished by March 15th.


We welcome individuals and groups to help make this event happen. Individuals may join our Board of Directors, be a judge, or help with many of the roles required to run the science fair.