About Us

It is important that people know our Focus, Goal, Mission, and Vision, as they our the core of what we, the Mastodon Art/Science Regional Fair are about. They tell others what we stand for and how we aim to improve those that are involved in our community.

Focus

Stability, Sustainability, Impact

Goal

Explore, promote, inspire, and support student art and science projects.

Mission

Encouraging our youth in art and science education through competitive events.

Vision

Inspiring creative solutions.

Summary

The Mastodon Fair, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is the largest combined art and science fair in the U.S. We support Kindergarten through 12th grade students, teachers, and parents/guardians. Our participants come from public, private and home schools in a twelve (12) county region. Any students may register. Those middle and high school students who wish to qualify and move to the national level, must be from one of the following counties: Brown, IL; Crawford, MO; Franklin, MO; Jackson, IL; Jefferson, MO; Perry, IL; Randolph, IL; Union, IL; St. Francois, MO (Art Only); Ste. Genevieve, MO (Art Only); St. Louis, MO (Art Only); & Washington, MO.

Teachers, parents, and guardians are invited to submit project registrations. Participants may have one art and/or science project submitted into the competitive annual fair each March at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri. Students and teachers win prizes, trips, and scholarships.

We hope to help students achieve the goal of submitting creative and innovative science and art exhibits that will help to further their education and inspire creativity. 

With the help of sponsorships and donations, we assist with sending the top students on to compete at international level events such as the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), Broadcom MASTERS, and Genius Olympiad.

We hope that by participating in our various offered events and activities, students will be inspired to strive for knowledge and apply that knowledge throughout their lives to benefit themselves and their communities.

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