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Spring/Summer/ Early Winter (2023 into 2024)

Middle and High School students conduct research during the current year, typically completing research they want to present by January (of 2024) or prior to the regional deadlines.

Some regional competition deadlines may be in December / January and have registration due earlier.

Winter 2023-2024

Students submit their paper and presentation to their regional competition.

  • Paper.  We do ask students to submit a paper, if possible at the Middle School level (as you are more likely to place!).  Required at high school level.

  • Presentation.  A Google Slide or PowerPoint presentation explaining your research.


March of Each Year

Regional winners present at the state event.  Registration closes about 2-3 weeks before the event.

Winter of Following Year

First place high school winners are invited to participate as American Junior Academy of Science delegates at the annual conference the year following (typically Washington, DC, a western state major city, or northeast major city).

Regional Event Information

District event dates are in late winter at a high school. community college, or university/college location in the region.  Students compete regionally prior to the state meeting.  The regional meeting locations, if in-person, are at a school or university in that region.

For 2024, some regional competitions are in-person and some are virtual  There are no plans to do a hybrid (choice of in-person or virtual at the same time).   2024 Registration Dates won't be available or posted until after Thanksgiving.

Use the Google Form Link to Register.  Scroll Down to Find Your District.   

District 1 and 2

Registration Open / Registration Close: Posted January 9.  Closes February 11

Competition Date and Format:  February 23rd, format is virtual/TBD

Director:  Walmsley / Green / Sharma

Registration Link: Now Closed

District 3

Registration Open / Registration Close: Now / January 22nd

Competition Date and Format: February 3rd, Saturday 9am-12:30pm, virtual.

Director: Mormando

Registration Link:  Now closed for 2024

District 4

Registration Open / Registration Close: February 23

Competition Date and Format: February 24 (virtual)

Director:  Santisteban

Registration Link:  Closed

District 5 and 6

Registration Open / Registration Close: Open January 12, Closes February 24 at 10 a.m. due to capacity

Competition Date and Format:  March 6, 2024 (evening).  Virtual Format

Director: Wickliff/Guilfoyle

Registration Link:  Closed

District 7

Registration Open / Registration Close: Posted January 6  Close January 27.

Competition Date and Format: February 3rd 7:30-9:30 a.m. check-in  (early drop off Feb 2 6 to 8 p.m.)  (February 24 snow date)

Director: Bailey/Tyler

Registration Link: Now closed for 2024

District 8

Registration Open / Registration Close: January 8  Close February 11

Competition Date and Format: February 23, 2024 (in-person)

Director: Kennedy / Hale

Registration Link:  Now Closed 

District 9

Registration Open / Registration Close: Same as State Event

Competition Date and Format:

Contact: Dr. Monahan (Durham) and Ms. Williams (Morganton)

Registration Link:  Sent to NCSSM students.

Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Lenior, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington
District 7
District 8
District 9
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