Medals

Projects are judged according to a strict standard to identify exceptional projects.

Very highly scoring projects are awarded medals. Medal winners at the Calgary Youth Science Fair are also awarded cash prizes as shown in the table.

Medal Single Double
Gold $50 $25 each
Silver $30 $15 each
Bronze $20 $10 each
Honourable Mention N/A N/A

Awards

Thank you to our generous Awards Sponsors

Many awards sponsors, committed to encouraging youth science, allow us to give nearly 200 special awards to projects meeting various criteria. The list of sponsored awards below is current, however it changes frequently and no award is guaranteed to be given.

Sponsor Award Criteria Value
Devon Canada Devon Elementary Environmental Award Outstanding elementary project that focuses on environmental innovation or protection. $0
Devon Canada Devon Elementary Environmental Award Outstanding elementary project that focuses on environmental innovation or protection. $0
Devon Canada Devon Junior Environmental Award Outstanding junior project that uses scientific principles to address an environmental issue $0
Devon Canada Devon Intermediate Environmental Award Outstanding intermediate project that uses scientific principles to address an environmental issue $0
Devon Canada Devon Senior Environmental Award Outstanding senior project that uses scientific principles to address an environmental issue $0
APEGA Education Foundation APEGA Education Foundation Award For Engineering (Secondary) High scoring secondary engineering project $250
APEGA Education Foundation APEGA Education Foundation Award For Earth Sciences (Secondary) High scoring secondary earth sciences project $250
APEGA Education Foundation APEGA Education Foundation Award For Engineering (Elementary) High scoring elementary engineering project $100
APEGA Education Foundation APEGA Education Foundation Award For Earth Sciences (Elementary) High scoring elementary earth sciences project $100
Osum Oil Sands Corp. Osum Secondary Physical Science Award Outstanding secondary project focused on the physical sciences $250
Osum Oil Sands Corp. Osum Elementary Physical Science Award Very high elementary project focused on the physical sciences $250
Sahasrabudhe & Associates Inc. Food Science Award Sahasrabudhe & Associates Inc. Food Science Award Awarded to a high scoring project that examines any aspect of Food Science. $250
Lalani Consulting Group Lalani Mathematics Award High scoring mathematics project $400
City of Calgary Water Services City of Calgary, Water Services Award for Secondary Secondary project incorporating aspects in the study of water conservation, quality or efficient use $400
City of Calgary Water Services City of Calgary, Water Services Award for Elementary Elementar project displaying aspects of the study of water conservation, quality or efficient use $400
Trout Unlimited Canada Yellow Fish Road Award Best elementary project on preventing stormwater pollution in urban areas $100
University of Calgary Schulich School of Engineering Schulich School of Engineering First Prize a top calibre engineering project involving solving a problem or creating a product $500
University of Calgary Schulich School of Engineering Schulich School of Engineering Second Prize a top calibre engineering project involving solving a problem or creating a product $250
Alberta Wilderness Association Alberta Wilderness Association Award Best project that relates the dependency of wildlife and water on wilderness. $250
Merson Family Merson Family Award A unique experimental project that demonstrates excellent scientific methodology $300
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences Pacific Institute the Mathematical Sciences Elementary Award Very high scoring elementary project making major use of mathematics $300
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences Pacific Institute the Mathematical Sciences Secondary Award Very high scoring secondary project making major use of mathematics $500
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences Pacific Institute the Mathematical Sciences Secondary Award Very high scoring secondary project making major use of mathematics $500
Genome Alberta Genome Alberta Elementary Award Top elementary project dealing with Biology and impacts of genetics $100
Genome Alberta Genome Alberta Junior / Intermediate Award Top project dealing with genetic or hereditary traits of microorganisms, plants, animals or humans $200
Genome Alberta Genome Alberta Senior Award Sr. project demonstrating genetic or hereditary triats of microorganisms, plants, animals and humans $300
Calgary Public Teachers, ATA Local No. 38 Alberta Teachers' Association Award - Elementary High scoring project awarded to any project at the discretion of the directors $250
Calgary Public Teachers, ATA Local No. 38 Alberta Teachers' Association Award - Secondary High scoring project awarded to any project at the discretion of the directors $250
Solar Energy Society of Canada Solar and Renewable Energy Award High scoring project on renewable energy and energy conservation $150
National Assoc of Corrosion Engineers - Calgary Section National Assoc of Corrosion Engineers Award High scoring project dealing with corrosion $250
Rotary Clubs of Calgary Rotary Clubs of Calgary Environment Award High scoring project that exhibits a strong environmental consciousness $200
Alberta Association of Optometrists Alberta Assoc of Optometrists Award High scoring project related to various areas of vision $100
Chemical Institute of Canada - Calgary Section Chemical Institute of Canada Calgary Award High scoring secondary project related to chemistry $250
Alberta Education Alberta Education Support Grant Presented to a project selected to attend the Canada Wide Science Fair $1,000
Alberta Education Alberta Education Support Grant Presented to a project selected to attend the Canada Wide Science Fair $1,000
Alberta Education Alberta Education Support Grant Presented to a project selected to attend the Canada Wide Science Fair $1,000
AHEA - Southern Alberta Branch Alberta Home Economics Assoc. Award High scoring consumer goods related project $50
Southern Alberta Chapter of ASHRAE Amer Soc Heating, Refrig, Air Cond Award High scoring secondary project in the area of air quality, heating, ventilation or air conditioning $50
BP Canada Energy Company BP Canada Award of Excellence Awarded on the basis of merit by Society to a secondary project $1,000
Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta Award High scoring senior project relating to chemistry or applied chemistry $250
Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta ACPA Rick Dillen Memorial Award in Chemistry High scoring junior or intermediate project relating to chemistry or applied chemistry $200
Alberta Society of Gastroenterology Alberta Society of Gastroenterology Award High scoring secondary biological project $250
City of Calgary Society of Professional Engineers (CCSPE) CCSPE Elementary School Aggregate Award Awarded to the elementary school with the top average mark for their top four projects $250
City of Calgary Society of Professional Engineers (CCSPE) CCSPE Junior High School Aggregate Award Awarded to the junior high with the most grade 7-9 projects participating in the fair $250
City of Calgary Society of Professional Engineers (CCSPE) CCSPE High School Aggregate Award Awarded to the high school with the most grade 10-12 projects participating in the fair $250
U of C - Faculty of Medicine, Graduate Science Education Biochemistry and Experimental Biology Award Top biochemistry or experimental biology secondary project $400
University of Calgary Faculty Women's Club Faculty Women's Club Award, University of Calgary Awarded to a project demonstrating outstanding academic achievement $250
Munir Jivraj and Family Jivraj Elementary Biology Award of Merit Presented to a superior high scoring Biological Sciences project $250
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society President's Award for Elementary High scoring project in grades 5 or 6 $250
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society Al Chato Top Elementary Award Best project in grades 5 and 6 $400
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Top Junior Award Best project in grades 7 and 8 $500
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Top Intermediate Award Best project in grades 9 and 10 $500
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Top Senior Award Best project in grades 11 and 12 $500
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society Terry Allen Travel Scholarship Student who has been chosen to attend the Canada Wide Science Fair $0
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society Terry Allen Special Merit Award for Elementary An outstanding elemetary project not receiving another major award $200
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Travel Award Awarded to a project selected to go to the Canada Wide Science Fair $0
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Travel Award Awarded to a project selected to go to the Canada Wide Science Fair $0
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Travel Award Awarded to a project selected to go to the Canada Wide Science Fair $0
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Travel Award Awarded to a project selected to go to the Canada Wide Science Fair $0
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Travel Award Awarded to a project selected to go to the Canada Wide Science Fair $0
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Travel Award Awarded to a project selected to go to the Canada Wide Science Fair $0
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Travel Award Awarded to a project selected to go to the Canada Wide Science Fair $0
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CWSF Alternate Award Awarded to a project selected to be an alternate to the CWSF. $0
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CWSF Alternate Award Awarded to a project selected to be an alternate to the CWSF. $0
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Director's Award Awarded at discretion of directors to a worthy project $100
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Director's Award Awarded at discretion of directors to a worthy project $100
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Director's Award Awarded at discretion of directors to a worthy project $100
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Director's Award Awarded at discretion of directors to a worthy project $100
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society Agrium Physical Science Award To be awarded to an outstanding secondary project focused in the physical sciences $425
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Intermediate/Senior Life Science or Medical Award High scoring int. or sr. project in areas of life science, medicine or healthy living $250
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Junior Life Science / Medical Award High scoring junior project in areas of life science, medicine or healthy living $250
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Elementary Life Science / Medical Award Very High scoring elementary project in areas of life science, medicine or healthy living $200
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Elementary Life Science / Medical Award high scoring projectin the area of life sciences/medicine or promotion of healthy living $100
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Elementary Consumer Science Award Very high scoring project in the area of consumer Goods $200
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Elementary Consumer Goods Award high scoring project in the area of Consumer goods $100
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Elementary Social Sciences Award very high scoring project in the areas ofpsychology or behavioural science $200
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society CYSF Elementary Social Sciences Award high scoring project in the area of psychology or behavioural science $100
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society Intel International Science Fair Participant Selected to attend Intel International Science Fair $0
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society Intel International Science Fair Participant Selected to attend Intel International Science Fair $0
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society Intel International Science Fair Participant Selected to attend Intel International Science Fair $0
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society Intel International Science Fair Participant Selected to attend Intel International Science Fair $0
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society Intel International Science Fair Participant Selected to attend Intel International Science Fair $0
Calgary Youth Science Fair Society The Plum Foundation Travel Award Presented to a project selected to attend the Canada Wide Science Fair $0
Canadian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy - Calgary Branch C.I.M. Calgary Branch Award High scoring secondary project in the areas of mining, geology or mineral processing $550
University of Calgary Office of the Chancellor Chancellor's Bursary Best overall project at the Fair $2,500
University of Calgary Faculty of Arts University of Calgary - Faculty of Arts Award High scoring research oriented social science project $250
Grant MacEwan Nature Protect Fund Grant MacEwan Nature Protection Award (Secondary) High scoring secondary environmental conservation project $125
Grant MacEwan Nature Protect Fund Grant MacEwan Nature Protection Award (Elementary) High scoring elementary environmental conservation project $125
University of Calgary Faculty of Science University of Calgary Faculty of Science Award Best project demonstrating interactions between Science, Technology and Society $400
Psychologists' Association of Alberta The Psychologists' Assoc. of Alberta Behavioural Science Award Best project showing insight into the psychological study of behaviour, emotion and/or cognition. $250
University of Calgary Dept. of Geoscience U of C Dept. of Geoscience Elem. Award Top project in the earth sciences category showing innovation and imagination $400
University of Calgary Dept. of Geoscience U of C Dept. of Geoscience Elem. Runner Up Good project in the earth sciences category showing innovation and imagination $200
University of Calgary Dept. of Geoscience U of C Dept. of Geoscience Secondary Award Top project in the earth sciences category showing innovation snd imagination $500
University of Calgary Dept. of Geoscience U of C Dept. of Geoscience Secondary Runner Up Good project in the earth sciences category showing innovation snd imagination $250
Queen's University Western Regional Office Queen's University Applied Science Prize Project that demonstrates the skills necessary to become a successful engineer. $1,250
American Society for Material Int'l A.S.M. Int'l Calgary Chapter Award High scoring secondary project on properties of conventional or alternate materials $250
University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business Hunter Centre Elementary Consumer Science Award Best elementary project demonstrating testing and comparison of products with commercial potential $250
University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business Hunter Centre Secondary Consumer Science Award Best secondary project demonstrating creativity and innovation with commercialization potential $250
University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business Hunter Centre Overall Consumer Science Award Best secondary project demonstrating creativity and innovation with focus on sustainable energy $300
Hoang-Mayer Family HoangMayer Renewable Energy Award An outstanding project dealing with renewable energy in any form. Senior level is preferred. $100
RWDI AIR Inc. RWDI AIR Inc. Environmental Award Creates a solution that shows stewardship for the envionment while simplifying complicated issues $450
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - University of Calgary U of C Veterinary Medicine Senior Animal Health Award Best senior project addressing an animal health related problem or question. $500
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - University of Calgary U of C Veterinary Medicine Intermediate Animal Health Award Best intermediate project addressing an animal health related problem or question. $400
Innovate Calgary Innovate Calgary's Young Innovator's Award Project demonstrating entrepreneurship or potential monitization of science. $200
Hindle Architects Hindle Architects Secondary Structure and Design Award Outstanding project which investigates forces, structure and design making. $400
Hindle Architects Hindle Architects Elementary Structure and Design Award Outstanding project which investigates forces, structure and design making. $300
BiodiverCity Advisory Committee Award, City of Calgary City of Calgary BiodiverCity Award - Junior or Elementary High scoring project demonstrating action towards biodiversity conservation and/or protection. $250
BiodiverCity Advisory Committee Award, City of Calgary City of Calgary BiodiverCity Award - Intermediate or Junior High scoring project demonstrating action towards biodiversity conservation and/or protection. $300
BiodiverCity Advisory Committee Award, City of Calgary City of Calgary BiodiverCity Award - Senior or Intermediate High scoring project demonstrating action towards biodiversity conservation and/or protection. $350