Awards

Outstanding Heritage Fair projects are recognized with special awards at the Closing Ceremony.  A list of awards for this year’s Heritage Fair will be posted in early 2018.

The following awards were offered at the 2017 Heritage Fair:

National and Provincial Awards

Canada’s History Award In recognition of a project that best integrates the use of research and visual materials as inseparable elements to successfully present their topic to remind students that there are many ways to tell a story, as well as recognize the combination of writing skills, organization and planning, as well as artistic and graphic skills that it takes to effectively communicate a topic or story to a broader popular audience. Only projects created by individual students in Grades 4-10 are eligible.
BC Heritage Fairs Stellar Achievement Students at any grade from 4 to 10 whose project and presentation make them exemplary ambassadors of British Columbia’s heritage. Only projects created by individual students in Grades 4-10 are eligible.
BC Hydro Power Pioneer Award Awarded to an exceptional project with a story involving BC Hydro, a project related to the history of electricity in BC, or a project on a BC pioneer.
CCHSBC History Award A project on a topic related to Chinese Canadian history.

Regional Awards

Canada 150 Award In recognition of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, this award recognizes an outstanding project about a significant Canadian person or people, place, event, institution, industry or movement that demonstrates the impact of the topic on Canadian history, heritage or identity.
Local Historian Award In recognition of an outstanding project with a theme on the history and/or heritage of Delta, Surrey, or local First Nations or that demonstrates the impact of the chosen topic on the people, culture or environment of the Delta/ Surrey region.
Aboriginal Award In recognition of an outstanding project with an Aboriginal theme, including First Nations, Inuit or Métis, or that highlights the impact of Canada’s indigenous peoples on a chosen topic.
Diversity and Culture Award In recognition of an outstanding project that celebrates diversity and multiculturalism in Canada through its presentation of a chosen topic.
Canada and the World Award In recognition of an outstanding project about Canada’s influence and impact in global affairs or a project that is outstanding in its ability to link Canadian and global issues, events, peoples or cultures.
Personal History Award In recognition of an outstanding project that demonstrates the impact of the chosen topic on the students own life or family history or that connects a student’s family history with bigger themes in Canadian history or heritage.
Industry Award In recognition of an outstanding project that highlights the significance of a Canadian industry and that preferably explores the impact of this industry on Canada’s development as a nation or illustrates Canada’s impact in the growth of a global industry.
Science and Nature Award In recognition of an outstanding project that highlights the significance of a Canadian scientist or scientific achievement, Canada’s natural history and ecology, or the traditional ecological knowledge of Canada’s First Peoples.
Food, Farming and Fishing Award In recognition of an outstanding project that explores the relationship between people and food, such as the farming and fishing industries, First Peoples food practices, food history, or restaurants.
Fine Art Award In recognition of an outstanding project about Canadian visual art, music, film, theatre or dance that preferably demonstrates the impact of this art form, artist, or artistic movement on Canadian history, heritage or identity.
Sport Award In recognition of an outstanding project with a sports theme, and preferably demonstrates the impact of this sport, athlete or athletic team on Canadian history, heritage or identity.
History in the Making Award In recognition of an outstanding project on a topic within the past 20 years or a project that is outstanding in its ability to link past and present events or issues.
Research Award In recognition of a project that demonstrates exemplary research skills and use of historical evidence. Preferably, the project makes use of primary and secondary sources to answer a focus question or develop a big idea.
Public Speaking Award In recognition of a student, or students, who exhibit excellence in verbal presentation and interviewing. Preferably, the project presents a central, cohesive idea through its visual, narrative, and written presentation.
Artistic Merit Award In recognition of an outstanding project that demonstrates excellence in creative and artistic display. Preferably, the project presents a central, cohesive idea through its visual, narrative, and written presentation.
Honourable Mention In recognition of an outstanding project that does not meet the criteria of any other award.
Student Choice Award A project nominated by students.
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