The Zimbabwe Science Fair is the country's most prestigious science competition that brings together the brightest young Zimbabwean scientists in primary and high schools. This annual event sees the young scientists competing for over $30 000 in cash, international science trips and other opportunities. The 2020 Science Fair will be held at Westridge Primary School in Harare on 27-28 February. 

Rules and Guidelines

The International Rules for Pre-university Science Research: Guidelines for Science and Engineering Fairs are published annually to support students doing independent research safely. The Rules are the official rules of the Zimbabwe Science Fair. 

The purpose of these rules is to:

  • protect the rights and welfare of the student researcher
  • protect the rights and welfare of the human participant
  • ensure adherence to national and international regulations
  • ensure use of safe laboratory practices
  • protect the environment
  • determine eligibility for competition in the Zimbabwe Science Fair and Regeneron ISEF 2020


1. Broadcom MASTERS Award

The Broadcom MASTERS® International (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for RisingStars) is an experiential award for a top competitor between the ages 12 -14 years old in the Science Fair. The chosen student will be fully sponsored to attend the 2020 International Science &Engineering Fair, which will be held in in Anaheim, California, USA from May 10-15, 2020.

2. International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist Award

The top 3 projects in the Science Fair will be chosen to travel to California, USA to represent Zimbabwe in the 2020 International Science and Engineering Fair in May. The ISEF is the world's biggest pre-university science competition where the best young scientists from all over the world compete for over $4 million in cash awards and scholarships.

3. Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals

The top projects in the Science Fair are presented with our prestigious medals and certificates.

4. U.S Agency for International Development (USAI) Science Champion Award

The Award recognises an exceptional individual student or team project that has potential to make an impact addressing international development challenges.

5. Yale Science and Engineering Association Award

The Award recognises the most outstanding project exhibiting in the areas of Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Chemistry.

6. International Science Fairs

Thirty top projects in the Science Fair will be chosen to travel and represent Zimbabwe in international science fairs in China, Luxembourg, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Turkey, Indonesia, and Tunisia.

Our young scientists are international

2019 International Science & Engineering Fair


The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the world's biggest pre-university science competition. The Zimbabwean delegation to the ISEF in Arizona, USA brought home special and grand awards amounting to US$7 000 ( the Oracle Academy Award, the Arizona Public Service Company Award, 3rd and 4th Place Awards in Physical Sciences Category) Congratulations to our young scientists!

2019 Teenage Maker Camp, China


In September 2019 our young scientist , Anesu Mapiro, represented Zimbabwe in the Teenager Maker Camp in Guangxi, China. She scooped the Best Maker Award. Congratulations Anesu!

Other young scientists represented the country in Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa, where they scooped awards and medals. Congratulations our young scientists!