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. Up to 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! Stay tuned for the winning projects!


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 (2023): 

Atlantic Canada Aerospace and 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)”

AVC 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”

Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association
"A project that best incorporates the themes of Biodiversity, Nature, or Ecology"

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”

Canadian Parents for French (PEI) 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”

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

Dental Association of PEI - Oral Health Prize
“Best project dealing with oral health”

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

“Outstanding projects that best explore ways for Islanders to reduce their day to day energy consumption”

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

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

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”

Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI Indigenous Knowledge in Science Award
"Projects that best incorporate Indigenous knowledge within Non-Indigenous traditional science practices"

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

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

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

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

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

PEI Department of Agriculture and Land Prize
“Innovation in Agriculture and Land”

PEI Department of Education Award for Climate Studies
“Outstanding projects related to Climate Change - education/studies on climate effects, mitigation, adaptation”

Dr. Leon Loucks Award for Environment Stewardship & Sustainability, sponsored by PEI Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action

PEI Forests, Fish and Wildlife Prize,  sponsored by PEI Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action
“Forest Ecosystem, Forest Products and Wildlife related project”

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 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 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”

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

Somru BioScience Award
“Excellence in Bio-science Research”

Sport PEI Prize
“Project that best demonstrates how the application of science can affect sport or athletes”

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

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

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

UPEI Office of Commercialization, Industry and Innovation - 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”

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”

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