Though only a handful of students are chosen from each Regional Fair to attend the Provincial Fair, there are many ways a student project can be recognized for exceptional work, enthusiasm or creativity!
Many Regional Heritage Fairs sponsor regional awards for their outstanding projects. However, there are also a number of Provincial and even National award-winners to be chosen as well. Many of these awards centre on a theme or topic.
The list below provides you with a glimpse of some of the National and Provincial awards to be had this Fair season. Best of luck to 2014’s Heritage Fair Participants!
The Historic Places Award:
In recognition of outstanding achievement in highlighting the connection between built heritage and the identity or character of a British Columbia community.
Lieutenant Governor’s Historical Literacy Award:
In recognition of exemplary writing skills in a short story that engages the historical imagination.
The BC Hydro Power Pioneers History Award:
In recognition of outstanding achievement in highlighting a theme centered on a story involving BC Hydro or its predecessors, the history of electricity, or a BC pioneer.
The British Columbia Magazine Award:
In recognition of outstanding achievement in highlighting a British Columbian historical figure — or a significant event in British Columbia’s history.
Loyalist Award (Vancouver Branch):
In recognition of outstanding achievement in highlighting the history of the settlement and growth of Canada prior to Confederation (1867) in particular, the United Empire Loyalists or their descendants and their contribution to the development of Canada.
BC Heritage Fairs Society Stellar Achievement Award:
In recognition of a Regional Heritage Fair project and presentation whose qualities make the author an exemplary ambassador of British Columbia’s heritage.
Canada’s History Award:
For the Heritage Fairs Project that best integrates the use of written research and visual materials as inseparable elements to successfully present their topic.