August 23, 2018

DepEd Memo 134: National Science and Technology Fair for School Year 2018-2019

1. The Department of Education (DepEd), through the Bureau of Curriculum Development (BCD), announces the conduct of the National Science and Technology Fair (NSTF) for School Year (SY) 2018-2019 from February 18 to 22, 2019 at the Tagaytay International Convention Center (TICC), Tagaytay City. The conduct of the school, division, and regional Science and Technology Fair (STF) levels shall be held on the following dates:

School – September 2018
Division – October 2018
Region – November 2018

2. The STF aims to:
a. promote Science and Technology consciousness, and a culture of innovation among the youth; and
b. identify the most creative and innovative student researchers from junior and senior high schools, who shall represent the country in the international Science research fairs

3. The official participants from each region at the national level DepEd-BCD STF shall only be the Rank 1 Regional Winners in each of the different categories, whose entries have been approved by the national level Scientific Review Committee (SRC). Substitutes shall not be allowed. The description and maximum number of official participants are the following:
4. The number of other Official Party Members are as follows:
5. The following documents are enclosed for information and guidance:
6. Regional coordinators (RCs), division science and math supervisors, school heads, and participants are expected to download softcopies of the following documents from the corresponding links:
7. The registration fee for each participant is as follows:
8. Registration fee shall be charged to local funds, subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations. This fee will cover prizes, board and lodging of the participants and their advisers, science and mathematics supervisors, and the materials needed to the conduct of the STF. The subsidy to cover the payment for honoraria of the members of the SRC and BOJ relative to the conduct of Regional STF shall be downloaded to the regions.

9. The travel expenses of participants in the national level STF shall be charged to local funds or other sources; whereas, the expenses of the BCD staff, board and lodging of official participants, materials, transportation and communication relative to the activities, prizes and cash awards, and honoraria of members of the SRC, BOJ, and external or non-DepEd resource persons shall be charged to the BCD fund, subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations.

10. The RCs are requested to submit reports using the format provided in Enclosure No. 5 to the BCD, through email address, on or before December 3, 2018. Failure to submit the report and the projects on time shall disqualify the region in the national fair.

11. All other activities relative to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research projects, including those of the private associations, shall be harmonized with the activities of the NSTF from February 18 to 22, 2019. All students, including those from other special interests programs, are strongly encouraged to participate in the school level STF.

12. For more information, contact Ms. Anna Liza M. Chan, Senior Education Program Specialist, BCD-Curriculum Standards Development Division (CSDD), Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office, 3rd Floor Bonifacio Building, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City at telephone nos. (02) 632-7746 and (02) 635-9822, or email

13. Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.