Special Awards

Special Awards have specific criteria, eligibility and value when they are awarded.  The following is a complete list of this year’s prize criteria:

ACFOMI Michel-Sarrazin Award

Sponsored by: Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario, Conseil régional des Mille-Îlles (ACFOMI)
Criteria: Projects with very high quality French (spoken and written) used in a scientific project presentation.
les projets de très grand qualité en français, parlé et écrit, utilisé dans une présentation scientifiques du projet
Amount: Four awards of $50 each
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

City of Kingston – Best Environmental Project Award

Sponsored by: City of Kingston Solid Waste Division
Criteria: Best environmental project.
Amount: One award of $50 with a student plaque
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

CMC Microsystems Award

Sponsored by: CMC Microsystems
Criteria: Best projects related to engineering, application of computers, design, or a project with a significant design/problem solving content.
Amount: Two awards of $100 gift certificates at Best Buy
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

ESG Solutions Award

Sponsored by: ESG Solutions
Criteria: Best project with a geoscience theme
Amount: One award of $50 with a student plaque
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

INVISTA Special Award

Sponsored by: INVISTA
Criteria: For the project that explores an innovative new idea, method, process or device that best demonstrates creativity, initiative, critical thinking and sound scientific methodology. The successful project will aim at creating value for society by applying innovation in solving a current or emerging problem through the economic application of science. The project may or may not have proven to be a successful solution.
Amount: Four Awards:
– $1000 for a senior project (Grades 11 & 12)
– $250 for an intermediate project (Grades 9 & 10)
– $100 for a junior project (Grades 7 & 8)
– $50 for a primary project (Grades 5 & 6)
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

Kingston Field Naturalists Award

Sponsored by: Kingston Field Naturalists
Criteria: Observations or experimentation of natural history phenomena. Originality, organization, thoroughness and knowledge will be important aspects of the award.
Amount: 1st and 2nd Prizes will be available for each division (gift certificate for a book) but will only be awarded on merit. and One trophy (to be held and displayed at school for one year) may be awarded for best overall winner.
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health Health Promotion Award

Sponsored by: Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health
Criteria: Best project showing insight into health promotion.
Amount: One award of $100
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

Kingston Process Metallurgy Award

Sponsored by: Kingston Process Metallurgy
Criteria: Best project related to physical chemistry, engineering or metallurgy.
Amount: 6 weeks of paid summer employment with Kingston Process Metallurgy at the rate of $525/week. If the job offer is not accepted, a cash award of $525.
Eligibility: Senior (student(s) must be 16 yrs of age by the first working day at KPM)

Kingston Technology Council Innovation Award

Sponsored by: Kingston Technology Council
Criteria: Project with the most creative and innovative idea, which may or may not have come to fruition.
Amount: One award of $100
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

Leahurst College Award for Excellence in Science

Sponsored by: Leahurst College
Criteria: Best project demonstrating scientific methodology with outstanding presentation and communication skills.
Amount: Five awards of $75 Science Shopping Spree gift certificates
Eligibility: Open to primary (Grades 5 & 6) and junior divisions (Grades 7 & 8)

Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) Award

Sponsored by: Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, Kingston Chapter
Criteria: Best display of the practical application of an engineering concept.
Should demonstrate inventiveness, originality & a practical use.
Amount: One award of a cash prize of $60 (or $30 each for 2 students) and a certificate
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

Professional Engineers of Ontario

Sponsored by: Professional Engineers of Ontario, Kingston Branch
Criteria: Best projects related to Engineering.
Amount: Two awards:
– 1st place – PEO trophy to display at student’s school for one year plus student plaque to keep and $100 for student
– 2nd place – student plaque and $100 for student
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

Queen’s University Centre for Neuroscience Studies

Sponsored by: Queen’s University Centre for Neuroscience Studies
Criteria: Best project related to neuroscience.
Amount: One award of $100
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

Queen’s University Department of Biology

Sponsored by: Queen’s University Department of Biology
Criteria: Best projects of a biological theme.
Amount: Four $50 book prizes
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

Queen’s University Eco-adventure Camp Award, Department of Biology

Sponsored by: Queen’s University Department of Biology
Criteria: Best project with an environmental theme.
Amount: One award of one week at Eco-adventure Camp, Elbow Lake
Eligibility: Open to primary (Grades 5 & 6) and junior divisions (Grades 7 & 8)

Queen’s University Department of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Award for the Amazing Human Body

Sponsored by: Queen’s University Department of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences
Criteria: Best project that deals with “The Amazing Human Body”
Amount: Two awards each in the amount of $50 plus a student and school certificate plus a tour of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queens
Eligibility: Open to all divisions, with one award for primary/junior divisions and one award for Intermediate/senior divisions

Queen’s University Department of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Award for the Microscopic World

Sponsored by: Queen’s University Department of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences
Criteria: Best project that deals with “The Microscopic World”
Amount: Two awards each in the amount of $50 plus a student and school certificate plus a tour of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queens
Eligibility: Open to all divisions, with one award for primary/junior divisions and one award for Intermediate/senior divisions

Queen’s University Department of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Award for Medicines, Drugs, and Food

Sponsored by: Department of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences
Criteria: Best project that deals with “Medicines, Drugs, and Food”
Amount: Two awards each in the amount of $50 plus a student and school certificate plus a tour of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queens
Eligibility: Open to all divisions, with one award for primary/junior divisions and one award for Intermediate/senior divisions

Queen’s University Department of Chemistry

Sponsored by: Queen’s University Department of Chemistry
Criteria: Best project related to pure or applied chemistry.
Amount: One award of $100
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

Queen’s University Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Sponsored by: Queen’s University Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Criteria: Best projects related to an electrical or computer engineering theme.
Amount: Two awards:
First Prize: $125 for student and trophy to be engraved and displayed at Queen’s
Second Prize: $75
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

Queen’s University Explore Camp, Department of Geography and Planning

Sponsored by: Queen’s University Department of Geography and Planning
Criteria: Best project with a geographical theme.
Amount: One award of one week at Explore Camp
Eligibility: Open to all Grades 5 & 6

Queen’s University Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Sponsored by: Queen’s University Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Criteria: Best project with a mechanical or materials engineering theme.
Amount: One award of $100
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

Queen’s University Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine

Sponsored by: Queen’s University Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine
Criteria: Best project related to the body’s response to disease or tissue damage.
Amount: First Prize: $100.    Second Prize: $50
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

Queen’s University Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy

Sponsored by: Queen’s University Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy
Criteria: Best project demonstrating the principles of physics
Amount: Two awards each of $150 and certificate
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

Queen’s University Engineering Society, Science Quest Award

Sponsored by: Queen’s University Engineering Society, Science Quest
Criteria: – One award for the best applied science and engineering project, and
– One award given to a female student demonstrating a desire to pursue a career in an engineering/science domain and presenting an outstanding applied/science engineering project and
– One award given to a student who demonstrates exceptional entrepreneurial spirit and skill with their engineering / science project
Amount: Three awards:
– One prize of one week at Science Quest Camp and
– One prize (restricted to girls) of one week at Girls Quest Camp and
– One prize (restriced to Juniour Division) of one week at Entrepreneurs in Science Camp.
Eligibility: Open to elementary and junior divisions (Entrepreneurs in Science Camp is restricted to Juniour Division)

Queen’s University School of Computing Award

Sponsored by: Queen’s University School of Computing
Criteria: Best computer project.
Amount: One award of $50 plus keeper trophy for student
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

Queen’s University School of Environmental Studies Award

Sponsored by: Queen’s University School of Environmental Studies
Criteria: Best project in environment and sustainability using a multidisciplinary approach.
Amount: Four book prizes each of $50, with two awards in junior division and two awards in any division. No more than 2 of 4 awards for group projects.
Eligibility: Two in junior division, plus two in any division.

Roots Down Sustainable Agriculture Award

Sponsored by: Roots Down Organic Farm
Criteria: Best project in the field of sustainable agriculture.
Amount: One award of a $50 gift certificate to Novel Idea Book Store
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

Rotary Club of Kingston Environmental Innovator Award

Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Kingston
Criteria: Outstanding projects demonstrating a creative approach to an environmental problem that could lead to cleaner air, land or water.
Amount: Two awards each of $100
Eligibility: Open to junior, intermediate and senior

Leo Enright Award for Astronomy

Sponsored by: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Criteria: Best project in astronomy and related sciences.
Amount: One award of $100 and the book “A Beginners Observing Guide”
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

Royal Military College of Canada Department of Military Psychology and Leadership

Sponsored by: Royal Military College of Canada Department of Psychology and Leadership
Criteria: Best psychology research project
Amount: Two awards of $50 book prize / each
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

St. Lawrence College Behavioural Science Award

Sponsored by: St. Lawrence College
Criteria: For outstanding quality of research and presentation on issues pertaining to human behaviour.
Amount: One award of $100
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

St. Lawrence College, Faculty of Applied Science Award

Sponsored by: St. Lawrence College
Criteria: For outstanding quality of research and presentation in health science, computing and robotics, renewable energy or engineering
Amount: One award of $100
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

St. Lawrence College Health Science Award

Sponsored by: St. Lawrence College
Criteria: For outstanding quality of research and presentation in any field related to health science.
Amount: One award of $100
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

St. Lawrence College, Research Department Award

Sponsored by: St. Lawrence College
Criteria: For an original project demonstrating proficiency in the research method, any field
Amount: One award of $100
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

St. Lawrence College, President’s Award

Sponsored by: St. Lawrence College
Criteria: Best project supporting environmental conservation or sustainability
Amount: One award of $100
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

STEAMworks Summer Camp Award

Sponsored by: Kingston STEAMworks Summer Camp
Criteria: For students who demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for science and/or engineering.
Amount: Four awards of a week at STEAMworks Summer Camp
Eligibility: Primary

Women in Science and Engineering Award

Sponsored by: Women in Science and Engineering, Queen’s University
Criteria: Best projects by a female or females showing excellence and potential in scientific thought and in science and engineering.
Amount: 2 awards:-One open to junior/intermediate ($40), one open to all divisions ($60).
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship

Sponsored by: University of Ottawa
Criteria: The Faculties of Engineering and Science at the University of Ottawa award a scholarship to the most deserving senior project. The intent is to honour the top senior project and encourage the winner or winners to pursue university studies in science or engineering.
Amount: $1000 entrance scholarship
(or $500 entrance scholarship each if two-student project)
Eligibility: Open to senior division projects with 1 or 2 students.
The scholarship will be applied to the tuition fees when the student(s) register in an undergraduate program at the Faculties of Engineering or Science at the University of Ottawa.