Science fair sponsors have websites with information about past winners of their competitions, details about the winners' projects, and information about upcoming competitions. The winners may also have personal websites describing their projects in detail.
Science fair projects that have won awards include topics in all the branches of science, from archaeology to virology, technology, computer programming, engineering and robotics. FIRST has a website that offers detailed instructions and ideas for getting started on new science projects. The website has the guidelines for some of the previous years' competitions, which can provide inspiration and ideas.
Student Science is an organization that promotes student participation in science fairs. It has articles on current science topics, provides some guidelines for competitions, has a searchable database of winning science projects, provides links to science project resources and offers a newsletter.
Some organizations and corporations that sponsor competitions include FIRST, Intel, the Siemens Foundation and the National Science and Engineering Competition. The recurring ideas among their various mission statements are to provide inspiration and motivation to young people who are interested in the sciences, to foster a healthy atmosphere of learning and competition, to encourage individual growth and to recognize and reward accomplishments in science, technology, mathematics and engineering.