Special Awards

Special Awards have specific criteria, eligibility, and value when they are awarded.

Awards and prizes are subject to change.

 

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 ayant une très grande qualité de Français parlé et écrit utilisé dans un projet scientifique.
Amount: Four awards of $50 each, one per division, plus certificate.
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

Bespoke Skin MD Award in Health Sciences

Sponsored by: Bespoke Skin
Criteria: Awarded to a female-identifying student (or a group of students) with an expressed interest in pursuing medicine as a career for exception research in human health sciences.
Amount: Awarded one copy of Netter's Human Anatomy textbook, plus $50 Indigo Gift Certificate; Commemorative Certificate
Eligibility: Senior Division

Peer Award: The Canadian Science Fair Journal

Sponsored by:

The Canadian Science Fair Journal.

Criteria:

Peer award given to the projects which receive the most votes in their respective category and division.

Amount:

Seven awards of a STEM book (up to $50 value each) plus certificate. For 2022: 2 awards in primary, 4 awards in junior, 1 award in intermediate/senior.

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 $100
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

INVISTA (Canada) Award for Innovation & Principled Entrepreneurship

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:
- $750 for a senior project (Grades 11 & 12)
- $250 for an intermediate project (Grades 9 & 10)
- 2 x $125  for a junior project (Grades 7 & 8)
- $50 for a primary project (Grades 5 & 6)
Eligibility: Open to all divisions (one prize in each division)

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 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

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 "Explore the Universe Guide"
Eligibility: Open to all divisions

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 $100 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: Three awards:

  • 1st place: $300 for student
  • 2nd place: $200 for student
  • 3rd place: $100 for student
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 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 $200
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 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 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 (restricted to Junior Division) of one week at Eco Camp.
Eligibility: Open to elementary and junior divisions (Entrepreneurs in Science Camp is restricted to Junior Division)

Queen’s University School of Computing Award

Sponsored by: Queen’s University School of Computing
Criteria: Best Computing project
Amount: Cash prize of $100 
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.

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

Sanofi Biogenius Canada Award

Sponsored by: Sanofi Canada
Criteria: An outstanding project by students in grades 7-12 related to biotechnology – the use of biological systems to produce goods and services – or life sciences.
Amount: Each region that opts in to offering the award receives $100 to present the winner(s) as a cash award plus $100 to support administration of the award. Through YSC, Sanofi Canada provides two bilingual presentation certificates per region. The region provides the winning project and student information to YSC. In physical fair years, the region is also required to provide a photo of the winner(s) with their certificate.
Eligibility: Grades 7-12

St. Lawrence College Behavioral Science Award

Sponsored by: St. Lawrence College
Criteria: For outstanding quality of research and presentation on issues pertaining to human behavior.
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 sustainability or innovation.
Amount: One award of $100
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.