Guidelines

Student Project Guidelines

  • Projects eligible for presentation at the regional level must be submitted by students in grades 4 to 11.
  • Projects should be accompanied by written research undertaken by the student(s) in the course of developing the project.
    This should take the form of a Research Journal or Notebook.
  • Students should use ethical and responsible practices when researching and using information from electronic and print sources.
  • Students are encouraged to use their own means of cultural expression to prepare and communicate stories about Canadian history.
  • Students may submit their project in either French or English.
  • All submissions must be student-produced, although teachers or other adults may advise students.
  • Teachers should ensure the historical accuracy of projects.
  • Projects may interpret various aspects of Canadian heritage on a local, provincial, national or international level.
  • Students are encouraged to submit projects from all disciplines in a wide variety of formats.
  • Projects must avoid: racist, sexist, profane, or any other offensive material.
  • The Regional Heritage Fair is not responsible for the loss, theft or damage of projects or items associated with the projects.
  • Any person or organization providing information included in a project must be acknowledged by students.
  • Projects may be specific to a specific period in Canadian history or they may depict the development and progression of a topic from past to present.
  • Projects must be suitable for table top display and their dimensions should not exceed 1m high x 1m wide x 60cm deep.
  • Students who submit projects have provided consent for their projects and materials to be photographed and referred to in Heritage Fair promotions.
    Students who do not grant such consent will not be eligible to participate.

General Information

  • Students may prepare projects as individuals or as a group (maximum 2 students).
  • Projects may be submitted in either a single format or any combination of the following formats:
    • 3-Dimensional
    • Written research
    • Audio Visual
  • Projects should be accompanied by written research undertaken by the student(s) in the course of developing the project.
    This should take the form of a Research Journal or Notebook. Inability to show written research will result in regrettable loss of marks.

Categories

  • 3 Dimensional – Student projects may include: models, artifacts, posters, crafts, maps, diagrams, collections, dioramas, photography, caricatures and displays.
  • Written work – Student projects may include: short stories, interviews, poetry, diary entries, and research.
  • Audio/Visual – Student projects may include: computers, audio recordings, or video.

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