Elementary Categories Projects are not divided into categories. Elementary Projects will be judged with outstanding projects receiving an "Exemplary Project" plaque. Elementary projects can have from one to three students per projects. A maximum of eight projects from each of the eight regional fairs may be entered at the elementary level from grades 3 through 5.
Junior and Senior Categories Categories are:
Biological Science A
Biological Science B
Physics and Mathematics
From one to three students can work on a single project. Each Regional Fair can nominate two entries from each of the six categories for the state level NC Science and Engineering Fair.