Cape Town Expo for Young Scientists

Young minds with bright ideas

The Cape Town Expo for Young Scientists is an annual event in which learners from Grade 6 to 12 showcase their investigative projects.

This web site has been designed to tell you all about Expo and to encourage you to participate. Please use it as a tool to help you prepare a successful Expo project.

You can also visit our Facebook page.


For reliable information visit the COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Important dates 2020

Projects for 2020 will be submitted and judged online. See the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists home page for more information. Learners will have until at least December 2020 to submit projects.

No entry fee will be charged to enter a project this year.

Interesting Resources

A number of resources for learners and schools wishing to enter the online Expo are available on the Resources page of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists website.

To see what each resource is hover your mouse over the thumbnails. Click on a thumbnail to select the resource. Click the three dots "..." and select "Download PDF file" to get a hard copy of the resource.

Some documents can be downloaded by clicking on the link provided. Presently only report templates and the PowerPoint template are available.

The following documents are available (but not in this order):

  1. Plan for online learner support
  2. Research plan template
  3. Report templates
  4. Abstract template
  5. Identify potential ethics violations
  6. Project approval form
  7. Plagiarism declaration
  8. Referencing guide
  9. Expo Guide Book

The poster will be replaced with a PowerPoint summary of the project. Click to download the PowerPoint template.

Videos from 2019 finalists

Online Resources during the COVID-19 lockdown

Eskom Expo for Young Scientists has made a number of online resources availble to reduce the negative impact of the lockdown. See the message from Expo Director Parthy Chetty.

Videos to assist with Expo projects can be found on the Resources page.

Ethics in Expo

For more information refer to the Ethics in Expo page.

Contact Information

NB: The email address of the Regional Science Fair Director has changed. Click on the link below.

For further information regarding the Cape Town Expo, please contact the Regional Science Fair Director, Mrs Olga Peel.