Students are awarded first, second, third and honorable mention honors in each of the categories. More than one first, second, third and honorable mention award may be granted within a category. Projects are judged individually and not in comparison with other entries except for the determination of grand champions.
Three senior high grand champions, one alternate senior high champion, the junior division champion and the alternate junior champion each receive a gold medal and cash awards. The top scoring Jr division projects are invited to enter the Broadcom MASTERS selection process. The three senior high grand champions will compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2018 to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 13-18, 2018.