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Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair

2022 Awards

Divisional Awards

Participants from grades 7 through 12 are eligible to compete for the Divisional Awards. Gold, silver, bronze and recognition ribbons will be awarded to the overall best entries in each age category.

In addition, all entries to the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair are eligible for Provincial Awards. The British Columbia Provincial Awards Program is administered by the Science Fair Foundation BC and is available to all participants of British Columbia Regional Science Fairs. Learn more about Provincial Awards >

Special Awards sponsored by our generous Award Sponsors may be judged by representatives from the organization sponsoring the award, or judging teams assigned to the Special Award, depending on the award. These prizes include scientific apparatus, merchandise, scholarships and cash awards. See the List of Special Awards >

The top Regional Science Fair entries will be awarded the Grand Award: an expense-paid spot on Team FVRSF to the Canada-Wide Science Fair, a week-long event held in a different Canadian city each year. Learn More about Team FVRSF>

Special Awards

*Please note that awards are subject to change

Abacus Dental Centre - $75 x 2

To be awarded to an innovative project involving the health sciences. Open to any student from Grade 4-12.

Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club - $100 | $75

To be awarded to two projects which best illustrate the club's motto, "To Know Nature and to Keep it Worth Knowing."

Abbotsford/Sumas Rotary Club - 4 x $100

To be awarded to a project that demonstrates originality, innovation and understanding of the scientific method. Open to any student from Grade 4-12.

BC Agriculture in the Classroom Award (BC Agriculture in the Classroom) - $65

To be awarded to an outstanding project that shows the practical application of scientific principles to agriculture. Students from Grades 5 to 12 are eligible for the award.

BC Game Developers Innovation Award - Grades 7-8: $50 | Grades 9-10: $100 | Grades 11-12: $150

Blackbird Interactive | Code Name Entertainment | DigiBC | East Side Games | Electronic Arts | Finger Food Studios | Hyper Hippo Game Studio | Kinematic Soup | Klei Entertainment

To be awarded to the student(s) whose project demonstrates creativity and innovation in computer science, mathematics, engineering, or astronomy. The award encourages the participation of women, First Nations, and others traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields.

BC Greenhouse Growers' Award (BC Greenhouse Growers' Association) - $75

To be awarded to an outstanding project that demonstrates the creative use of advanced science and technology to enhance vegetable plant productivity and quality. Projects eligible for this award include those in the area of biological pest control, irrigation, nutrition, growing media, climate control and mechanics. Available to Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver and South Fraser Regional Science Fairs only.

BC Hydro Power Pioneers Award - $100 & Hardcover History Book

To be awarded to a student(s) from grades 4 to 12 who creates a project which creatively demonstrates electrical conservation and its environmental, social and economical impacts.

BC Nature Award (BC Nature Federation of BC Naturalists) - Grades 6-8: $75 | Grades 9-12: $75

To be awarded to the best natural history project done by a student(s) in Grades 6 to 8 and 9 to 12. This includes studies of any aspect of natural history, conservation of natural habitats, and/or natural species. An outdoor, nature monitoring or conservation project is strongly encouraged.

BC Science Teachers' Award (BC Science Teachers' Association) - $100

To be awarded to a student from grades 7 or 8 for an experimental project in any category that has clearly presented a hypothesis and independent, controlled variables.

BC Young Farmers - 2 x $100

To be awarded to any project dealing with agriculture

Dasmesh Punjabi School Award - Grades K-6: 2 x $25 | Grades 7-8: 2 x $50 | Grades 9-12­: 2 x $75

To be awarded to outstanding projects showing interest in agriculture, plant science, or food and nutritional sciences.

Expert Agriculture Team Ltd. Award - $100

To be awarded to an outstanding agricultural project. This includes, but not limited to, food, plant based, sustainability, food security, agriculture land reserve, urban/rural conflict or agriculture policy. The project should relate to Canada and be scientifically precise in its approach

‌FVRSF Best Project - Grades K-6: 4 x $25

To be awarded to an outstanding project in any category. The recipients of this award will be selected from students participating in the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair. All students from grades K-6 are automatically eligible.

Genome BC Scholarship Award Nomination (Genome BC) - $1,000 Scholarship for Post-Secondary Education

To be awarded to a Grade 12 student who has developed a science and technology project focused on areas of strategic importance such as human health, forestry, fisheries, agriculture, bioenergy, mining, and the environment. The winner must pursue a science degree in British Columbia.

Innovate BC Scholarship (Innovate BC) - Minimum $2,000

To be awarded to a Grade 11 or 12 student(s) who has developed a science and technology innovation with the potential to benefit British Columbia. The winner(s) must be selected for CWSF and to receive the award, he/she must enroll full-time in a science and technology program in a British Columbia post-secondary institution.

IQ Engineering Award - Grades K-8: $50 | Grades 9-12: $100

To be awarded to the top project related to any field of engineering or applied science. This includes, but is not limited to, studies in the areas of structural engineering, environmental engineering, electrical and engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical or biological engineering.

Julia Lane Award (Julia Lane Foundation) - $200

To be awarded to a student with a passion for science and community. Preference given to female candidates with projects relating to Geology or Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Julia Lane Scholarship (Julia Lane Foundation)

To be awarded to a Grade 11 or 12 student with a passion for science and community. Preference given to female candidates with projects relating to Geology or Earth and Environmental Sciences. Each regional science fair will nominate one student to apply for the scholarship.

Langley Environmental Partners Society - $50

To be awarded to a student in Grade 9-12 for a project that fosters environmental stewardship, greener living, energy efficiency, watershed issues, etc.

Michael Crooks Physics Prize (BC Association of Physics Teachers) - $75

To be awarded to a student or students in Grades 6 to 12 who has done an outstanding physics-related project.

MIT Alumni of BC Award - $100

To be awarded to a project that demonstrates informed curiosity, exploration, and discovery as well as the practical potential for real world application and entrepreneurship. The recipient(s) of this award will be selected from the British Columbia students’ projects that participate in the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF). Nomination forms need not be submitted. All students attending the CWSF are automatically eligible.

Pat Tracey Innovation Award - $50

To be awarded to project designed by a student in Grade 4-12.

Sanofi Biogenius Canada Award - $100

To be awarded to 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.

Science World - Class Field Trip to Science World

To be awarded to an elementary class participating in the FVRSF. One visit and school program for class of 30 and one free adult with every 5 students (cost of transportation not included). Trip must be taken before the end of the current school year.

SCWIST Award (Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology) Award - $100

To be awarded to a young woman, preferably in Grades 8 to 10, whose project shows the greatest curiosity, ingenuity, and innovation in design. The award is intended to encourage the student's interest in science. A student may not receive this award more than once.

UFV Entrance Scholarship - $4,000 towards tuition

UFV's Board of Governors is offering $2,000 towards tuition in the first semester (Fall) and $2,000 towards tution in the second semester (Winter), subject to successful completion of the first semester, for a top senior student (Grade 11 or 12). In the case of a two person project, the tuition waiver will be shared.

‌UFV Biology Department Award - Grades 9-12­: 2 x $75 | Grades K-8 1 x $50

To be awarded to a project on any topic applicable to the study of biology.

‌UFV Chemistry Department Award - $50

To be awarded to an outstanding project on any topic applicable to the study of chemistry.

UFV Dean of Science Award - Grades K-6: 1 x $50 | Grades 7-12: 1 x $100

To be awarded to an outstanding project in any area of the sciences.

‌UFV Mathematics Award - $50

To be awarded annually to the science project that best identifies and illustrates a mathematical property, idea or relationship, either directly or through an application.

‌UFV Physics Department Award - Grades K-8: $50 | Grades 9-12: $100

To be awarded to the top project related to physics or astronomy. 

UFV Statistics Award - $50

To be awarded annually to the science project that best demonstrates innovation, effectiveness, and cohesion in its experimental design and its collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data.

Women in Engineering and Geoscience Award (Engineers & Geoscientists BC) - $50

To be awarded to a young woman, or a partnership including at least one young woman, who presents and communicates an ingenious solution to an engineering or applied science problem/project by applying their knowledge of science and math.

Grand Awards

Canada Wide Science Fair Award

All students from grades 7-12 with outstanding projects are awarded a unique opportunity to represent the Fraser Valley Region at the week-long Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) which is held in a different Canadian city each year (all expenses paid). This national stage enables Team FVRSF to meet like-minded peers and professionals in science and engineering from across the country.

**Due to unknown restrictions on travel, accommodations and event logistics Youth Science Canada (YSC) made the decision to host the 2022 CWSF virtually from Fredericton, NB. The event, albeit virtual, will still offer scientific, social, and cultural activities in addition to competing for medals, cash prizes, scholarships and exclusive opportunities. See the CWSF 2021 Virtual Schedule for an idea of what to expect virtually!

‌NSERC Young Innovator(s) Award

The top ranked project from grades 7-12 who entered an Innovation Project will receive a spot on Team FVRSF and travel to the Canada Wide Science Fair (all expenses paid) to compete.

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