These prizes are provided by local and provincial organizations and businesses. They are awarded based on specific criteria established for each award and generally have a monetary value. You can see this year’s list at Special Awards.
Peer Award And Queen’s Enrichment Studies Unit Encouragement Award:
The Peer Award is given to the Primary division participant who has the most deserving project as voted on by his/her peers. The Peer Award varies year to year, but is typically a commercial product donated to FLASF by a sponsor.
The Queen’s Enrichment Studies Unit Encouragement Award is given randomly to the Junior or Senior division participant who has not won a medal (bronze, silver or gold) or a Special Award. This award is one fully paid registration (commuter option) to an ESU Seven Eight Enrichment Days, Enrichment Mini Course or the Summer Enrichment Experience @ Queen’s University. The award is to be used in the calendar year in which it is awarded.
Where appropriate, honourable mention, bronze, silver and gold awards will be given to the most deserving projects in each division (Primary (Grades 5,6), Junior (Grades 7,8) and Intermediate/Senior (Grades 9-12)) in each category:
- Computer and Engineering/ Sciences Informatiques et Génie
- Physical and Mathematical Sciences/ Sciences Physiques et Mathématiques
- Life & Earth Sciences-Non Human/ Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre (non-humain)
- Human Health Science/ Sciences de la Santé Humaine
Best Of Fair Awards:
Best of Fair awards are made to the five participating students in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior divisions who are judged to have presented the best projects in the fair. The Gold, Silver and Bronze winning students are invited to compete in the Canada Wide Science Fair in May with their CWSF registration, travel and living expenses (app. $1,500 value for each winner) fully paid for by FLASF. They are awarded Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention plaques and the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners are also named on trophies. The Honourable Mention students are runners-up for the CWSF and will have the opportunity (all expenses paid) to go to CWSF if any of the trophy winners cannot attend.