MSEF Regional Fair II, hosted by Jackson State University, is responsible for guidance and support to the Elementary, Middle, Jr. High and High school fairs in the region and serves as the destination for advancing local fair winners. Top ranking winners of the local fairs, grades 6-8, are eligible to compete in the Broadcom MASTERS national competition. Top ranking winners of the local fairs, grades 7-12, advance to the State Fair. Best of Fair winners of the Regional Fairs and the State Fair, grades 9-12, advance to the International Fair where they compete with approximately 1,500 Finalists from over 60 countries worldwide. In 2013, International Fair winners were awarded over $4 million in scholarships, cash and prizes.
Region II, now in its 41st year at Jackson State University, serves the counties of Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Madison, Rankin and Warren. Over 1,200 students compete annually for thousands of dollars in scholarships, cash and prizes making Region II the largest regional fair in the state. Region II Fair Officials provide interpretation of international rules and guidelines, all required forms and materials, project categorization assistance, local judging assistance, and other services as requested to include meeting with PTA's and other parent, teacher and school organizations. In 2013, Region II hosted 774 lower fair projects and 484 upper fair projects from 84 schools of which 90 projects (1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners) advanced to the State Fair, 60 projects (1st, 2nd and 3rd place 6-8 grade winners) were nominated to compete in Broadcom Masters a national competition for middle schools, and four Best of Fair winners advanced to the Intel International Fair held in Phoenix, Arizona. The success of Jackson State University’s regional leadership and the reason for its longevity can be attributed directly to the level of support received from divisions and departments campus-wide. This event truly exemplifies the essence of "ONE JSU"!