Outstanding Heritage Fair projects are recognized with special awards at the Closing Ceremony.
Historical Significance Award
In recognition of an outstanding project that demonstrates a powerful understanding of historical significance.
In recognition of an outstanding project that demonstrates exemplary research skills and analysis of historical evidence.
In recognition of an outstanding project that successfully presents a central, cohesive idea through well-organized and creative visual, written, and artistic display.
Public Speaking Award
In recognition of a student, or students, who exhibit excellence in verbal presentation and interviewing.
In recognition of a project that successfully incorporates heritage thinking skills in all aspects of the project.
Student Choice Award
A project nominated by students.
The 2019 Provincial Awards will be announced in the spring. At the 2018 Heritage Fair, the following awards were given out:
BC Heritage Fairs Stellar Achievement Award
Students at any grade from 4 to 10 whose project and presentation make them exemplary ambassadors of British Columbia’s heritage.
Canada’s History Award
Presented to the student whose Heritage Fairs Project best integrates the use of written research and visual materials as inseparable elements to successfully present their topic.
The Historic Places Award
Presented to a student whose project has as its theme a historic place in British Columbia and highlights an aspect of history or heritage related to buildings or the built environment.
BC Hydro Power Pioneer Award
An outstanding project focused on a story involving BC Hydro or its corporate predecessors. Where there is no project meeting this criterion, the award may be presented to a project on a BC pioneer.
Heritage BC Rich Culture/ Other Voices Award
Given to a student or student(s) whose project recognizes the importance of differing approaches, and world views that inform the definition, conservation, and interpretation of heritage and focuses on interpretations of heritage through the perspectives of communities experiencing historic oppression, marginalization, and other challenges.
CCHSBC History Award
A project on a topic related to Chinese Canadian history. Where there is no project meeting this criterion, the award may be presented to a project on family history.
An outstanding project with a theme involving the settlement and growth of Canada prior to its 1867 Confederation (involving, in particular, the Loyalists or their descendants).
Lieutenant-Governor’s Literacy Award
Presented to a student whose project has a written story demonstrating imagination and historical inquiry. It should be an original work, based on a real person, place, time or event and include references to primary sources.