Science Fair

Welcome! This site is your source for information on the PEI Science Fair. The pages give details on the fair for participants, judges, as well as contact information for the organizing committee. Five grade 7-12 students will have a chance to compete with the brightest young science students at the Canada Wide Science Fair in May. With a little innovation, hard work, and good luck, you could be one of the people representing PEI! See you at the Fair!


Best in Fair Prizes:

1st, 2nd, 3rd Place and Honourable Mentions are awarded in the following divisions:
  • Senior Division (Grades 11-12)
  • Intermediate Division (Grades 9-10)
  • Junior Division (Grades 7-8)
Lieutenant Governor's Award
"For project which best demonstrates excellence and innovation in scientific thought and skill combined with enthusiasm for the scientific process"

Medals are awarded to the top 10 participants in each of Grades 4, 5 and 6.

Specialty Prizes (2019): 

PEI 4-H Council Prize
“Agriculturally related projects:  food science, food safety, production issues”

Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association Prize
“Best demonstrates applications of advanced engineering technologies”

Atlantic Veterinary College Prize
“Animal related project (animals of interest and applicability to Veterinary Medicine)”

Pharmacology & Toxicology Prize, sponsored by AVC Pharmacology and Toxicology Group
“Project that best demonstrates an understanding of pharmacology and/or toxicology”

Avivagen Natural Health Award
“Projects focused on natural products and their benefits to human or animal health”

BIO|FOOD|TECH Food Technology Award
“Best in division related to Food Science and Technology”

Canadian Cancer Society, PEI Division Prize
“Best project involving cancer prevention or related research”

Listen To This! Prize, sponsored by Hear PEI
“Project that best demonstrates awareness of hearing, hearing loss and associated issues”

Canadian Parents for French Award
“Project that has a French component in both the written and displayed work”

Chemical Institute of Canada (Maritime Division) Prize
“Exemplary projects related to chemistry”

Excellence in Agri-Science, sponsored by Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture
“Best demonstrates an effective application of science to agriculture” 

Oral Health Prize, sponsored by Dental Association of PEI
“Best project dealing with oral health”

“For the project that best demonstrates a practical application in addressing a real-world environmental challenge”

Engineers PEI Prize
“Project which best utilizes Engineering or Applied Sciences concepts”

Holland College Technology Prize, sponsored by Holland College Applied Sciences and Engineering Technology 
“Demonstrates a practical application of telecommunication or bioscience technology”

Innovation PEI Prize
“For projects demonstrating the economic impact of science & technology”

Island Waste Management Corporation Prize
“Waste management, waste reduction”

National Research Council Canada Award
"Outstanding projects in the areas of natural health and life sciences”

Nature's Crops International - Industrial Agriculture Prize
"For the project that best shows industrial use of agricultural products"

Nature PEI Award
"Project related to any wildlife species (snails to whales) and/or plants and wildlife habitats" 

Nautilus Biosciences Discovery Award
"Bioscience project best demonstrating the spirit of scientific discovery"

Parks Canada Prize
“Outstanding project related to natural resources and/or coastal ecology in Prince Edward Island National Park”

PEI Association of Optometrists Award
“Projects involved with eyes, vision, optics or general health”

PEI BioAlliance Award
“Best project in the field of biotechnology”

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Prize
“Innovation in Agriculture and Fisheries”

Forestry Prize, sponsored by PEI Department of Communities, Land and Environment
“Forest Ecosystem, Forest Products and Wildlife related project”

Dr. Leon Loucks Award for Environment Stewardship & Sustainability, sponsored by PEI Department of Communities, Land and Environment

PEI Energy Corporation Award
“Best promote the concepts of renewable energy and energy efficiency”

PEI Energy Systems Prize
“Projects involving energy alternatives, production, distribution and green alternatives”

PEI Home and School Prize
"Best projects that focus on the total well-being of children, including health, safety and learning"

PEI Home Economics Association Prize
“Project that investigates everyday life: food, clothing, shelter, relationships or human development”

PEI Institute of Agrologists Prize
“Project that best exemplifies the impact of agriculture and good agricultural practices”

PEI Massage Therapy Association Award
“Project that best demonstrates aspects of alternative health or related health issues”

PEI Society for Medical Laboratory Science
"Project most relevant to the field of Medical Laboratory Science or health care which uses good scientific method"

PEI Speech and Hearing Association Award
“Project related to the fields of speech language pathology and/or audiology”

Phytocultures Plant Biology Award
“To foster interest in plant biology/agriculture at an early age”

Psychological Association of PEI Award
“For a deserving project in any aspect of psychology, including biological bases of behaviour, learning, thinking and memory, social bases of behaviour, development, health and well being, and community psychology”

Rogers Innovation Award
“An outstanding exhibitor or exhibitors with entrepreneurial spirit and a project that demonstrates commercial potential”

Sekisui Diagnostics Human Health Award
“Project best demonstrating technical knowledge of a human health issue"

Somru BioSciences Award
“Excellence in Bio-science Research”

Synapse Applied Research & Industry Services Inc - Technology Development Prize
"Project best demonstrating the commercial potential of an innovative or novel technology"

UPEI Physics Award
“To the project that best shows awareness and innovation in the field of physics”

UPEI Psychology Award
“To the project that best shows awareness and innovation in the importance of the field of psychology”

Future Graduate Student Award, sponsored by UPEI Graduate Students' Association
“Project where the student(s) followed the integrity of the scientific process”

Neuroscience Prize
“Project that best demonstrates an understanding of either the normal or disease-related function of the nervous system”

UPEI School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences Prize
“To the project that best shows awareness and innovation in any area of mathematical and computational sciences”

UPEI Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering ProGRES Award
“To encourage and promote girls to pursue research in Engineering and Sustainability (ProGRES)”

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