Contests & Awards
There are also many sponsored awards that are given out at the regional Heritage Fairs across the province.
Introduced in 2015. To be considered for the Ambassador Program, students must not have been awarded previously, they will have completed their Heritage Fair project on Newfoundland and Labrador’s role in World War I, only students attending public school in NL in grades 7 to level III will be considered. 19 outstanding projects will be selected at regional Heritage Fairs across the province. The chosen students will visit Beaumont-Hammel for the annual July 1st ceremony, visit significant European sites where the Royal Newfoundland Regiment fought and spend time in the five communities that are home to the bronze caribou monuments, the official memorial to the Regiment.
A joint initiative of the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development (BTCRD) under the Honour 100 program and the Department of Education (DOE).
Young Citizens Program
Heritage Fair participants between the grades 4 to 9 may be selected at a regional fair to join the Young Citizens Program. These select students will film a video about their Heritage Fair project. The videos will be available online where the public will view, comment and vote on the student’s presentations. This voting process will account for 50% of the Citizens final score. A panel of judges will then review the videos and make their final selections. The winners will receive a trip to Ottawa to attend Canada’s History Forum.
Design and Story Contest
As a warm up to the Heritage Fairs, students are invited to enter the Design and Story Contest. This year, one winning Design and Story submission is chosen from each region with a cash prize of $50 each. One overall winning submission is also chosen with a prize of $100 and also have their design featured on the official Heritage Fair t-shirt. 2016 deadline: February 1st, 2016.
Click here for entry form and rules for the Design and Story Contest.
Winners of various Heritage Fairs Programs such as Design & Story Contest, and Young Citizens Program.