Contests & Awards
There are also many sponsored awards that are given out at the regional Heritage Fairs across the province.
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-Hamel 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 Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation under the Honour 100 program and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
Heritage Fair participants in grades 4 to 9 may be selected at a Regional Heritage Fair to join the Young Citizens Program. Selected students will create 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 presentation. The voting process will account for 50% of the Young Citizens final score. A panel of judges will then review the videos and make their final selections. Two winners will receive a trip to Ottawa to attend Canada’s History Youth Forum in the Fall of 2017.
As a warm up to the Heritage Fairs, students are invited to enter the Design and Story Contest. One winning Design and Story submission is chosen from each region with a cash prize of $50 each. One provincial winner will receive $100 and their design is featured on the official Heritage Fair t-shirt. View 2017 winners.
Winners of various Heritage Fairs Programs such as Design & Story Contest, and Young Citizens Program.