Important Dates for Coordinators for the 2018 WV State Social Studies Fair:

Last date to hold a county fair:  Deadlines are specific to each RESA.  Click HERE to find the specific deadlines for your RESA.

Last date for county fair coordinators to register projects for a RESA fair:   Click HERE to find the specific deadlines for your RESA.  REMINDER:  ALL COUNTIES AND RESAs ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE WVDE ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM.

Last date to hold a RESA fair:
  March 31, 2018

Deadline for RESA coordinators to submit project data to the state fair:   April 3, 2018

Project numbers posted to State Social Studies Fair website no later than:    April 8, 2018


The West Virginia State Social Studies Fair employs a web-based electronic registration system.  Here's how the process works:

1.  After a school fair is held, winning projects are registered for county fairs using whatever method the county chooses to employ.

2.  Following the county fair, COUNTY FAIR COORDINATORS must utilize the West Virginia State Social Studies Fair Online Registration System to register winning county projects for regional fairs.

3.  The WVDE will provide each RESA coordinator with an Access database containing data for all projects competing in the RESA fair.

4.  After a RESA fair is held, REGIONAL FAIR COORDINATORS will export the appropriate data from their Access databases and submit it via email to the WVDE.

Additional Information

2017-18 Official Abstract  UPDATED 9/8/17!

Divisions, Categories, and Types (Overview)

Category Descriptions

Developing Your Big Idea for a Social Studies Fair Project

Hotel Reservations

Judges' Score Card for 2017-18  UPDATED 9/8/17!

Regional Social Studies Fair Information

Rules and Regulations 2017-18  UPDATED 9/8/17!

Sample Social Studies Fair Project Themes

Visit the Archive to see photos and results from previous years!

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Date:  April 27, 2018
Charleston Civic Center

Time Event
8:00 AM -
9:00 AM
Project Setup
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Opening Assembly
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM JUDGING
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM -
3:00 PM
JUDGING (Continued)
3:00 PM -
4:30 PM
Afternoon Break
4:30 PM -    5:15 PM Public Viewing of Projects  
Winning projects will be identified with ribbons and stickers.
5:15 PM Students may remove projects
5:30 PM Awards Ceremony