The 2021 MEDARVA Healthcare Virtual Science Fair is an online science fair to encourage and support the sciences in the Richmond, Virginia area. Any student in grades 6–12 is encourage to apply. There are two grade categories: Junior Level (grades 6–8) and Senior Level (grades 9–12).

MEDARVA Science Fair

Show off your skills and knowledge by participating in our region-wide virtual science fair. Investigate an interesting topic and submit a short video highlighting your process and results for a chance to win an award.


  • Registration and video submission will begin on April 1, 2021April 2021, and will be due by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 15, 2021May 2021.
  • Winners will be notified by June 1, 2021June 2021.


The virtual science fair is open to any Greater Richmond area student in grades 6–12.
There are two grade categories: Junior LevelJunior Level (grades 6–8) and Senior LevelSenior Level (grades 9–12).

Cash Awards

Senior Level (grades 9–12)

  • First Prize - $1,500 Cash Prize
  • Second Prize - $1,000 Cash Prize
  • Third Prize - $500 Cash Prize

Junior Level (grades 6–8)

  • First Prize - $1,500 Cash Prize
  • Second Prize - $1,000 Cash Prize
  • Third Prize - $500 Cash Prize

General Rules

  • All projects must be the original work of the student.
  • The content must be appropriate for a public school and conform to any individual school policies.
  • The decisions of the judges are final.

How and What to Submit

Each student project should include their Name, School, Grade, and Title of Project in each of the following components submitted via MEDARVA Healthcare’s Virtual Science Fair Entry Form.

  1. Abstract or Summary
    A 500 word or less description of the research project.
  2. Experimental Design Diagram
    The experimental design diagram should be a visual representation of the essential parts of the experiment.
  3. Video Presentation
    The video should describe the student’s research in 5 minutes or less. Either provide the link to your video (if hosted on YouTube) or upload one to the Entry Form.
  4. Photo Release Form(s)
    All individuals who appear in the video must send in a photo release. Save all the photo releases into one combined PDF.


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