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COMPETITION DATES: State Competition is Friday March 22, 2024 at NCSSM-Durham (in-person)
REGISTRATION DATES:  2024 Opens After Regional Meetings.  Students compete regionally before states

Registering for the NCSAS State Competition

Your District Director will let you know if you have qualified for the State competition and will provide you with a password for registration.  NCSSM Durham students register directly for the state event.

Registration has now closed for finalists. Regional events may be in-person or regional.  The state event is tentative to be in-person in 2024.

NOTE:  NCSSM now has two campuses in North Carolina.  This event takes place at the Durham campus.  Students that place regionally must register by March 10.

State registration opens February 26 and closes March 10.  Registration fee is $30 per student; $13 per chaperone or observer.  


First, make sure that you meet the Project Guidelines.


Then, Register through the link above. 


Before submitting, please read the following:


  • The following is applicable only when the meeting is in person - (While at the meeting, the chaperones are responsible for the safety and conduct of the students under their care. NCSAS cannot assume any liability for persons attending this meeting. The cost of the registration includes a box dinner.) 


  • In submitting the registration form, students and teachers/chaperones acknowledge that they have read the guidelines for the Advanced Category and certify that to the best of their knowledge, this paper either does or does not meet any of the criteria which would place it in the Advanced category.


  • You must include a completed Animal Use Form if you use animals in your research.


  • Students who participate in an NCSAS District or State Competition automatically become members of NCSAS.

2024 Schedule (Tentative due to construction) 

Tentative Schedule (May change +/- 30 minutes due to construction on-campus.  The event end time will remain 9:00 p.m.

  • 1:30 to 3:00 pm Student Registration.

  • 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Program Event, Presentation and Judging, Dinner with Judges.  Our guest speaker for 2024 will be Rafael Loureiro, Assistant Professor of Botany, Winston-Salem State University

  • 8:00-9:00 p.m.  Award Ceremony

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