Innovators and tinkerers, registration for Zimbabwe Science Fair opens today!

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The Zimbabwe Science Fair has opened registrations for the 2023 stint of this competition. Registration opens on 1 November 2022 and up to 16 awards are for grabs which are listed below:

2023 Grand & Special awards

  • Association for Women Geoscientists Award
  • BUCA IMSEF Award
  • China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC) Finalist Award
  • Eskom Expo for Young Scientists Finalist Award
  • Genius Olympiad Finalist Award
  • Grand Award (1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place)
  • International Forum for Scientific Youth “Step into the Future” Award
  • National Biotechnology Authority Award
  • Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) Finalist Award
  • South African Youth Engineering and Science Symposium (SAYESS) Finalist Award
  • Society for In Vitro Biology Award
  • Society for Science Community Innovation Award
  • Sustainable Development Award by Ricoh USA, Inc.
  • U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) Science Champion Award
  • VC^2 Award
  • Yale Science & Engineering Association Award

How to apply

The timeline for registration and submission of projects is provided below for reference:

REGISTRATION – each participant is required to complete the registration form which can be accessed here. To access the registration form you need to first create an account here. Registration closes on 22 January 2023.


  •  Project Abstract and Report. Junior entrants (Grade 1 to 7) are required to submit the abstract only. Abstract and Report templates can be downloaded below.
  • Proof of Payment for registration.
  • Media Release Form. The form can be downloaded below.
  • Headshot. A nice photo showing your face, from shoulders up.
  • Continuation projects (Projects submitted in previous fairs) will need to submit a completed Continuation Form.

Students planning to work on projects involving the following must contact for approval prior to experimentation.

  • Human participants
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Activities, or devices
  • Some PHBA’s including protists
  • Composting
  • Coliform test kits
  • Decomposition of vertebrate organisms
  • Microbial fuel cells


To participate you are required to pay a fee of US$37 per student with a US$17 discount for all participants that register before 3 December 2022. There is also a Pay-What-You-Can option for those who cannot afford to pay the US$37 entry fee. A special application process is available that they can go through. You can access all the registration details here.

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  1. Imi Vanhu Musadaro

    So many sponsors/backers and the kids have to pay to participate?

    1. Anonymous

      Because we are busy trying to achieve something that has been achieved in the 90s. … It’s like trying to build a plane in Zimbabwe yet some people are already trying to phase out planes

  2. Sam Mapother III

    Where will this be held/hosted?

  3. Anderson

    I will pay when the price drops you want students yo pay $37 for being participants in this economy. There are more places to go besides this event for free

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