Canada’s History Young Citizen Award
Participants make a short video about their heritage fair topic, much like an evening news report or short documentary.
City of Ottawa Local History Award
The local History award is given to a project discussing Ottawa local history. This award consists of a trophy, which is contributed by the City of Ottawa.
The Sir Richard William Scott Historical Society of Ottawa Award
The historical Society of Ottawa Award of a certificate and $300 cash prize. This award will be given to a research project about a recognized historic place,
person(s), and/or event in the City of Ottawa, which is of local, provincial, and/or national significance.
Indigenous Sacred Chaudière Falls Award
To recognize, support, and encourage participation by Indigenous youth for projects that reflect and celebrate Indigenous culture and traditions, or that look at the
impact of settler colonial policies on Indigenous peoples. Award consists of $300 and a certificate.
Canadian Museum of History Award
The Canadian Museum of History Award will be presented to the student or group of students whose project has earned the highest overall mark in all categories.
These include the clarity and organization of the topic, its relevance to Canadian heritage, the originality of the display, the critical interpretation of research data and the historical significance of the project. The award consists of a certificate and a letter entitling the student and their family to a behind-the-scenes tour of the Canadian Museum of History or the Canadian War Museum, as well as a one-year Family Membership to both the Museums. The winners are invited to get in touch with Claudia Bertrand (Special Events Coordinator, Special Events and Partnerships) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-286-5064. She will be pleased to coordinate the special tour and present the award.
Breathtaking setting. Majestic architecture. Fascinating exhibitions.
The Canadian Museum of History explores this country’s rich cultural heritage, including the outstanding achievements of First Peoples. Located in the heart
of the National Capital Region, the Museum, designed by Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, is a true architectural gem. The Museum’s principal role is
to enhance Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada’s history and identity, as well as to enhance Canadians’ awareness of world history and culture.
Fascinating architecture. Touching stories. World-class exhibitions.
The Canadian War Museum is Canada’s national museum of military history and one of the world’s most respected museums for the study and understanding of armed conflict. The Museum’s galleries and special exhibitions promote public understanding of Canada’s rich military history in its personal, national and international dimensions, showcased through artifacts, personal stories, artwork, photos and interactive presentations.
Friends of the Canadian War Museum Award
The friends of the Canadian War Museum is offering two prizes of $100 each for project which relates to a specific event or aspect of Canada’s military history to the present day. One prize of $100 will be awarded for an English project and a second prize of $100 for a French project. The two prize winners will also be given a one year’s membership in the Friends of the Canadian War Museum organization. The names and photos of the prize winners, together with a description of their projects, will be published in the Friends’ newsletter The Torch and e-bulletin, as well as on the Friends website.
Heritage Ottawa Award
This award of a certificate and $100 cash prize will be given to a research project about a recognized historic place in the City of Ottawa, which is of local, provincial, and/or national significance. An historic place, according to Canada’s Historic Places, is a “structure, building, group of buildings, district, landscape, archaeological site or other place that has been formally recognized for its heritage value by an appropriate authority within a jurisdiction.” There are over 450 places in Ottawa currently listed in the Canadian Register, a searchable database, on www.historicplaces.ca.
Pinhey’s Point Foundation Award for Local History
The Pinhey’s Point Foundation Award for Local History includes a cash prize of $100. The award is given for a local history project concerning the former Carleton County. The townships which formed Carleton County now are part of the larger city of Ottawa. The townships are Fitzroy, Gloucester, Goulbourn, Huntley, March, Marlborough, Nepean, North Gower, Osgoode and Torbolton. Use of the research resources of local archives, libraries, museums or historical societies is to be
Ottawa Museum Network (OMN) Prize
Ottawa’s community museums offer visitors a unique opportunity to discover stories from Ottawa’s past. The OMN Award consists of a $100 prize and a certificate. This award will be given to an individual or team research project that highlights the people, stories and artifacts from any of the OMN’s 11 member-museums: Heritage Village Museum, Vanier Muséoparc, Bytown Museum, Billings Estate National Historic Site, Osgoode Township Museum, Watson’s Mill, Nepean Museum,
Fairfields Heritage House, Pinhey’s Point Historic Site, Goulbourn Museum, and the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum. The Ottawa Museum Network was
created in 2007 as a result of the City of Ottawa’s Museum Sustainability Plan. The OMN works to promote and support community museums by raising awareness of Ottawa’s 11 community museums.
Ottawa Museums and Archives Collection (OMAC) website: Click here to check it out.
The Township of Cumberland Historical Society Award
Two awards, each consisting of a $100 cash prize, will be given to two research projects about significant sites, historical events or themes that have impacted the Township of Cumberland. Project themes could include: historical or heritage buildings or sites; the evolution of the methods of farming – antique implements to modern machinery; one-room school houses; arrival of the telephone and electricity in the township; impact of solar panels and windmills in rural areas; impact of the exodus of the farmers’ children from the family farm; history and modernization of the production of maple syrup; construction of rural farms and bridges; and the various “ghost” hamlets and villages throughout the township of Cumberland.
Capital Heritage Connexion Award
The Capital Heritage Connexion (CHC) Award includes a prize of $100 to be awarded to a project in English, and a prize of $100 to be awarded to a project in French. The award recognizes a project that focuses on the Capital’s heritage and that contains a bibliography indicating sources (interviews, archival material, primary sources etc.) from an organization supported by the CHC.
Canada’s History Social Justice Award
For a project that highlights a person in Canadian history who dedicated their time and energies to advocate for one or more social issues, or for a story of a Canadian social justice movement.
Ontario Heritage Fairs Association (OHFA) Awards
In recognition of exceptional enthusiasm and dedication to history and heritage. Award includes a medal and certificate. Project must have a Canadian theme and can interpret various aspects of Canadian heritage on a local, provincial, national or international level. Student portrays enthusiasm for learning about history,
heritage and culture. Student demonstrates determination and dedication to researching a topic. Student is eager to share his/her passion for heritage with peers and community.
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Award
Award includes a certificate and a medal. In recognition of a project that focuses on the history and stories of First Nations, Métis and Inuit in Canada.
Multicultural History Society of Ontario Award
Award includes a book prize and a certificate. In recognition of extraordinary student achievement in research exploring the diverse cultures in Ontario and Canada. Project must have a Canadian theme. Project can interpret various aspects of Canadian history on a local, provincial, national or international level. Project must showcase or reflect upon one or more of the many cultures that make up the diverse Canadian mosaic. (eg. Aboriginal, Black, Chinese, etc.)
Archives of Ontario Award
Award includes a certificate signed by archivist, and a historical print. In recognition of outstanding student achievement for the best use of original records related to Ontario history. Project must be based on or make use of original records such as letters, photographs, diaries, maps, etc. Project must have an Ontario theme. Project can interpret any aspect of Ontario history, society or people. Students must identify the importance and significance of original records to the project. Students must demonstrate enthusiasm for, and reflection on, the topic.
Ontario Historical Society Award
Award includes a certificate, ribbon of excellence, and a book. In recognition of outstanding student achievement for research of Ontario’s history. Project must
have an Ontario theme. Project can interpret any aspect of Ontario history, society or people. Students must demonstrate enthusiasm for, and reflection on, the topic.
Ontario Ancestors Award
Award includes a certificate, a booklet, and a letter. In recognition of outstanding student achievement that includes the application of genealogic research. Project
must include research that records the history of someone who lived in or is living in what is now Ontario (formerly Canada West, Upper Canada, or Quebec
Colony, parts were in Rupertsland, Northwest Territories, and Manitoba). This person may be living or dead, famous or not. It could even be you!
Ontario Historical Society Reading and Remembering Award
In recognition of a project with a remembrance-based theme which might include military, wartime, or peacekeeping elements. Award includes a certificate, a
ribbon, and a book. In recognition of outstanding student achievement for research of Ontario history. Project must have an Ontario theme and would preferably
deal with Ontarian military history. Students must demonstrate enthusiasm for, and reflection on, the topic.
Ontario Women’s History Network Award
Award includes a certificate, ribbon, and lapel pin. In recognition of a project with a primary focus on women in Canadian History. The winning project will focus
primarily on the contributions of women to Canadian history, and the ways in which these contributions have helped shape Canada as we know it today. The
project may deal with Canadian women contributing to history at local, provincial, national, or international levels. The project must demonstrate
that the student, or group of students, have thought critically about one or more of the following items: historical significance, primary and secondary
sources, continuity and change, cause and consequence, and/or possible interpretations of the student’s chosen theme. Students should also be able to
present the project in an engaging fashion.
The Ontario Library Association Award
Award includes a certificate and a medal. In recognition of outstanding student achievement that includes the use of Ontario libraries in the research and preparation of a Heritage Fairs project. Students may visit the library/libraries in person or access their websites to use the digital resources. Students may include any type of library including school, public, church, hospital, historical institutions, corporate etc.
Ontario Human Rights Award
Award includes a certificate and a book. This award is given in recognition of student achievement in the research and preparation of a Heritage Fair project
about the history of human rights in Ontario. The project must have an Ontario theme and explore a topic on event(s), historical figure(s), organization(s),
law(s) and/or practice(s) related to human rights. It must also demonstrate research, historical and critical thinking on the topic.
Ontario Historical Thinking Award
In recognition of student achievement that demonstrates outstanding ability to think critically using historical thinking. Award includes a certificate and medal. Project must have a Canadian theme. Project can interpret various aspects of Canadian history on a local, provincial, national, or international level. Project must provide evidence that the student has thought critically about one of the following: historical significance, primary and secondary sources, continuity and change, change and consequence, historical perspective, or moral judgement on the chosen theme. Student must demonstrate enthusiasm for, and reflection on, the topic.
Ontario Heritage Fairs Association Executive Award in Honour of Wayne Hugli
In recognition of a class that has displayed excellence and enthusiasm in the creation of their Heritage Fairs projects. The Award honours Wayne Hugli, one of the three founding directors of the Ontario Heritage Fairs Program. It includes a monetary award, a certificate, and a letter.