For two days of the exhibition, young scientists displayed their projects in various areas of science such as chemical, physical and mathematical sciences; biological and ecological sciences; social and behavioural sciences; and technology. The projects were mainly focused on finding practical solutions to development challenges in health, agriculture and food security, communications and transportation safety, energy and environment, education, social relations and social problems.

YST competitions has inspired many young people in Tanzania to engage in science and innovation. This exhibition is another good opportunity for secondary school students to demonstrate their talents in addressing development challenges. Winners with the best projects will be awarded cash, medals and trophies for their schools. Four young scientists will be awarded university scholarships by the Karimjee Jivanjee Foundation to enable them to pursue scientific and technological studies at university. The Overall Winners will also represent Tanzania at the International Eskom Expo Young Scientists Competition in Johannesburg in October 2019.