Awards

All participants in the fair receive ribbons. K-12 receive recognition ribbons and Grades 7-12 receive gold, silver, bronze, or participation ribbons (which will be distributed at the schools).  Read on to learn about provincial awards, regional awards, and awards provided by local sponsors. 
 




Awards listed below are available at each 2009 Regional Science Fair in British Columbia. Judges follow the criteria as set out below. Awards will be announced and presented at the Regional Science Fair. Download the provincial brochure (PDF).

Al Appleton Worksafe Award
Worker's Compensation Board of British Columbia
 
$100
To be awarded at each British Columbia Regional Science Fair to the best project demonstrating the principles of occupational hygiene. The student must have consulted with people in the community or region about the content of their project. The students must show creativity, innovation and enthusiasm in the display of the project.

The BC Agriculture in the Classroom Award
The BC Potato and Vegetable Grower's Association
$75
To be awarded to an outstanding project that shows the practical application of scientific principles to agriculture. Students from Grades 5 to 12 are eligible for the award.

BC Hydro Power Smart Award
$100, perpetual trophy, PowerSmart Award Winner certificate
To be awarded to a student(s) in Grades 4 to 12 who creates a project which creatively demonstrates electrical conservation and its environmental, social and economical impacts

BC Innovation Council (BCIC) Award 
$100(student), $100(teacher)
To be awarded to a student(s) who has developed a science and technology innovation with the potential to benefit British Colmbia. This joint teacher/student award is intended to recognize the efforts of the winning student(s) and the supporting teacher. Preference is given to a project selected for CWSF 2009.

BC Innovation Council (BCIC) Young Innovator Scholarship
Minimum $2,000
To be awarded to a senior student(s) who has developed a science and technology innovation with the potential to benefit British Columbia. The winner(s) must be selected for CWSF 2009 and to receive the award, he/she must enroll full-time upon graduation in a science and technology program in a British Columbia post-secondary institution. The awardee is not eligible for other BCIC scholarships. The award value is increased in the Southern Interior through a partnership with the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT).

BC Science Teachers Award
$100
To be awarded to a student from grades 7 or 8 for an experimental project in any category that has clearly presented an hypothesis and independent, controlled variables.

Chevron Canada Ltd Award
$100
To be awarded to a student(s) who has done a project that deals with environmental considerations (concerns) as it relates to preserving and protecting the environment for people, wildlife and habitat preservation.

Federation of British Columbia Naturalists Award
$50
To be awarded at each British Columbia Regional Science Fair to the best natural history project done by a student(s) in Grades 7 to 12. This includes studies of any aspect of natural history, conservation of natural habitats, or the conservation of natural species.

Genome British Columbia Award 
$100 x 2
To be awarded to two projects dealing with a topic of genomic interest. Students in all grades are eligible for this award.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon Award
Recognition Plaque
To be awarded to an outstanding cardiovascular or cerebrovascular related project.

The Michael Crooks Physics Prize
British Columbia Association of Physics Teachers (BCAPT)

$75
To be awarded to a student(s) in grade 6 to 12 who has done an outstanding physics-related project.

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) Award
$100, perpetual trophy
To be given to a female student(s) whose project shows the greatest ingenuity in the grade 8 to 10 categories. The award is intended to encourage the student's interest in science. A student may not receive this award more than once.

Young Science Innovator Award
British Columbia Innovation Council

YES Magazine Subscription and Perpetual Trophy
To be awarded to a junior or intermediate student(s) who has shown initiative and curiosity in the selection of a topic and/or approach to the research, design or presentation of the project. The student must have consulted with people in the community or region about he content of the project. The student must show creativity, innovation and enthusiasm in the display of the project.


Awards listed below are available at specific Regional Science Fairs. Judges follow the criteria as set out below. Awards will be announced and presented at the Regional Science Fair.

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. Award
Cash award (as determined by each local Chapter), perpetual regional trophy
To be awarded to outstanding engineering projects. Projects eligible for this award include those in the fields of chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, industrial and mechanical engineering as well as systems design.

The BC Greenhouse Growers Association Award
a partner of BC Agriculture in the Classroom

$75
To be awarded to an outstanding project that demonstrates the creative use of advanced science and technology to enhance vegetable plant productivity and quality. Projects eligible for this award include those in the area of biological pest control, irrigation, nutrition, growing media, climate control and mechanics. Available to Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver and South Fraser Regional Science Fairs

The Division for the Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geoscience (DAWEG) Award
Cash award (2x$50 at the Junior Level and 1x$50 at the Senior Level)
To be awarded to a student who effectively and enthusiastically communicates an original solution to an engineering or hard science problem/project by applying their knowledge of science and math.


To be eligible for awards listed below, projects must be nominated. Each Regional Science Fair Judging Committee will select and nominate deserving projects from those entries submitted to the fair. Completed nomination forms must be sent by April 30, 2009 to:

Science Fair Provincial Awards, c/o Patti Leigh,
9th Floor - 1188 West Georgia St,
Vancouver, BC
V6E 4A2

Cryptozoology Award
$50, membership in the BC Cryptozoology Club, newsletter subscription
To be awarded to the best entry in a British Columbia Regional Science Fair dealing with the subject of Cryptozoology. Cryptozoology is the scientific study of hidden (Crypto), or yet-to-be officially recognized animals (zoology). The intent of this award is to encourage rational discussion and critical examination of the evidence for and against the existence of such animals as Ogopogo and the Sasquatch.

The Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation (TRCR) Award 
$500 scholarship for post-secondary education
To be awarded to an outstanding project done by a grades 11 or 12 student(s) dealing with reclamation or environmental protection. Preference will be given to mining related projects. The award winner(s) will be required to submit proof of enrolment at a post-secondary institution.

W.E. Coates Award
Canadian Land Reclamation Association, BC Chapter

$150
To be awarded to an outstanding junior or intermediate project related to land, aquatic or marine environment reclamation and/or rehabilitation.


The awards listed below are to be presented to the British Columbia project attaining the highest standing within the prescribed category at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF). Nomination forms need not be submitted. All students attending the CWSF are automatically eligible.

Association of Professional Biologists Award
$100, newsletter subscription (BC Association of Professional Biologists)
To be awarded to the British Columbia student(s) who achieves the highest standing at the Canada-Wide Science Fair with a project of a biological nature.

The Ministry Of Transportation Award
$100 (junior), $100 (intermediate), $1000 (senior), scholarship for post-secondary education
To be awarded to an outstanding project in each age category that shows the practical application of scientific principles to identifying and addressing a transportation-related issue.



The following regional awards are also available:

ABACUS DENTAL CENTRE
Two $50 cash prizes. Awarded to an innovative project involving the health sciences, and open to any student in Grade 4 to 12.

ABBEY EYE CARE CLINIC - DR.SUKH BUBRA
Two $50 cash prizes. Awarded to an innovative project involving the health sciences, and open to any student in Grade 4 to 12.

ABBOTSFORD ADMINISTRATORS’ ASSOCIATION (AAA)
Three cash prizes to be awarded to projects that show the best use of Data Analysis. Elementary (K-5) $50, Middle School (Gr. 6 – 8) $75, Secondary (Gr. 9-12) $75.00

ABBOTSFORD/SUMAS ROTARY CLUB
Two cash prizes of $75 and keeper plaque. One prize is to be awarded to a project designed by a Grade K – 5 participant and the other prize to a Grade 6 – 12 participant. The project can be an experiment, a study or an innovation/invention.

ASSANTE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
$50 award to an innovative project at any age level.

ASSOC. OF PROF. ENGINEERS & GEOSCIENTISTS OF B.C.
Fraser Valley Branch. One cash prize of $50.00 to be awarded to an outstanding engineering project or geoscience project.

BRITISH COLUMBIA NURSES UNION (FRASER VALLEY)
Two cash prizes of $50.00 each awarded to projects that best present an exploration of the impact of Medicare on Canadian society, or an occupational health and safety concern, or a topic related to the exploration of a health science. One prize to be awarded to any student in Grade K-6 and the second prize open to any student in Grade 7 to 12.

BEYOND BORDERS
$50 awarded to an elementary student and $50 to a middle school student for an innovative study in any category.

CANADIAN PARENTS FOR FRENCH
3 prizes of $50; one for elementary (K-5), one for middle school and one for high school. Most innovative project done in French.

CENTRAL VALLEY NATURALISTS
In keeping with their motto, the members of the Central Valley Naturalists will be awarding two prizes, one of $75 and one of $50 to two projects that display a knowledge of nature. These projects can be experiments, a studies or innovations/inventions submitted by any students in Grade 4 - 12.

COMPLETE EYECARE OPTOMETRY
Two $50 cash prizes (one elementary, and one middle / secondary). Awarded to an innovative project involving the health sciences.

EMPLOYEE’S ASSOCIATION OF MENNO HOME
A cash prize of $50 awarded to the project that best presents an exploration of a health science or a topic related to seniors and aging, and open to any student in Grade 4 to 12.

FVRSF MATH
One cash prize of $50 to be awarded to any project from Grades 4 - 12 that is either purely mathematical or makes use of math.

FVRSF INNOVATION
One cash prize of $50 to be awarded to project designed by a student at any Grade level 4 - 12.

KIWANIS
Two awards of 75 each for the most innovative project from an elementary student.

MCGUIRE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
$50 award to an innovative project at any age level.

SCIENCE WORLD
A class field trip to Science World to be awarded to an elementary school class participating in the FVRSF. One visit and school program for class of 30 and one free adult with every 5 students.

SCIENCE WORLD
A class field trip to Science World to be awarded to a middle school class participating in the FVRSF. You can win one visit and school program for your class if you have students in your class participating in the FVRSF.

THE NINETY-NINES INT. ORG. OF WOMEN PILOTS (BC Coast chapter)
$50 cash prize awarded to the project that best presents an exploration of an aviation-related topic such as the theory of flight, design and engineering for flight, meteorology or pilot physiology submitted by any student in Grade 4 - 12. The prize will be shared by co-presenters of a single project.

YES/KNOW MAG
Ten, one year subscriptions to YES for students ages 9 – 14. Four, one year subscriptions to KNOW for students ages 6 - 9

UFV AWARDS

UFV Scholarship
UFV’s Board of Governors is offering a year’s tuition waiver for a top senior student (Grades 11 or 12). In the case of a two person project, the tuition waiver will be shared.

UFV Biology Awards
Two awards at $50 each. One, in the Junior division and the second, in the Intermediate/Senior division.
Subject area open to any topic applicable to the study of biology.

UFV Physics Awards
4 awards at $50,with 1 award each in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Divisions and a fourth award in the K - 6 category.  1 award of $100 to the best overall physics or engineering project. Subject area of all awards is any topic relevant to the study of Physics or engineering

UFV Computer Information Systems Award
1 award of $25 open to any age group with a project that focuses on, or uses a computer hardware or software application.  

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