Total value of awards is $15 000 in cash, prizes, scholarships and top winners will compete at the Virtual Canada Wide Science Fair 

Division Awards

Primary: JK - 3

Honourable Mentions, Awards of Excellence, Best Overall

  • General Science


Elementary: 4 - 6

Honourable Mentions, Awards of Excellence, Best Overall

  • Biological Science

  • Physical Science


Junior: 7 - 8

Third, Second, First Place

  • Physical & Mathematical Science

  • Health & Life Sciences

  • Earth & Environmental Sciences

  • Computing & Engineering Science


Intermediate: 9 - 10

Third, Second, First Place

  • Physical & Mathematical Science 

  • Health & Life Science

  • Earth & Environmental Science

  • Computing & Engineering Science 


Senior: 11 - 12

Third, Second, First Place

  • Physical & Mathematical Science

  • Health & Life Science 

  • Earth & Environmental Science

  • Computing & Engineering Science

Grand Prize

 Compete at the Virtual  Canada Wide Science Fair, May 17 - 21, 2021    Grades 7 - 12 are eligible for this prize.

Special Awards​

  • $100 Frank Hancock Memorial Award: sponsored by the Peterborough Astronomical Association: Primary/Elementary

  • $100 Random Rookie Award - four $25 awards drawn from students participating for the first time

  • $160 Peterborough Field Naturalists Awards: $40 each for 2 Elementary and $40 each for 2 Junior

  • $200 Institute for Integrative Conservation Biology at Trent University: $100 Elementary, $100 Junior

  • $250 Otonabee Region Conservation Authority:  Junior: Earth and Environmental

  • $100 Trent School of the Environment: Intermediate

  • $100 Shaw Computer Systems Award : Junior/Intermediate/Senior

  • $100 John S. Mackelvie Award: sponsored by Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers: Junior/Intermediate/Senior

  • $150 Professional Engineers of Ontario Peterborough Chapter Innovation & Impact Award: Junior/Intermediate/Senior

  • $100 Ted Rogers Innovation Award: Junior/Intermediate/Senior

  • $200 Ontario Tech University Innovation Awards: $100 each for two awards: Junior/Intermediate/Senior

  • $200 Noblegen Innovation Award: Junior/Intermediate/Senior

  • $200 Noblegen Impact Award: Junior/Intermediate/Senior

  • $1,000 Scholarship: Trent University: Senior

  • $1,000 Scholarship: University of Ottawa: Senior

  • $100 Award 4th place Canada-Wide Science Fair Winner sponsored Stephanie Rutherford 

  • $100 Award 3rd place Canada-Wide Science Fair Winner sponsored by SGS Lakefield Research Limited (Canada-Wide sponsored by Noblegen)

  • $100 Award 2nd place CWSF Winner sponsored by Fadhil Pharmasave (Canada-Wide sponsored by BWXT)

  • $200 Best of Fair Kathleen Peacock Award sponsored by Ray and Kathleen March (Canada-Wide sponsored by NSERC Young Innovators

Draw Prizes

Every participant will be entered into a draw to win:

  • $50 Best Buy gift certificate - announced when registration closes

  • draw prizes in each"virtual "room 

Top School Award

This is awarded to the school with the largest combined total of winning get all your classmates involved! Sponsored by Peterborough County Medical Society.

Teacher Awards

These awards are given to teachers that stand out as an inspiration to their students to explore science!

  • two prize packages sponsored by 

Free Grab Bags

There will also be tote bags with surprises for each participant


2021 Virtual Peterborough Regional Science Fair Experience

A day in the life of the Peterborough Regional Science Fair!
A day in the life of the PRSF!

Canada Wide Science Fair Fredericton, NB

May 11 - 17, 2019


Each year students represent the Peterborough Regional Science Fair at the Canada Wide. There you will compete with over 500 engaging and enthusiastic scientists.  But it's not just about the competition, it's about meeting peers who love science, participating in hands-on labs and activities of your choice. There is always a special guest and lots of social events.  Trip day is one of the most coveted days, as you will get to explore different regions of the province. So dream big and be a part of our team this year!

Judging Morning

Jacob Bowman; Beaty Centre For Species Discovery Award $1 000

Hana Haytaoglu and Hannah MacAuslan (pair); bronze medal

Shaun Plassery; silver medal

The Rocks Provincial Park, Hopewell - Team plus delegate (aka chaperone) Jill Emery


Participant Profiles

Coming soon!

For over 50 years the Peterborough Regional Science Fair has encouraged students to embrace and explore scientific thought and have fun doing it! Projects require all aspects of learning: inquiry, experimental design and execution, literacy, math and art to create the dynamic poster boards. Students take part in a friendly science competition, showing off their investigations.


Held annually at Trent University, our Fair brings together hundreds of students who showcase their experiments and compete for awards totalling $15 000, including the opportunity to compete at the Canada-Wide Science Fair and beyond.


Dr. Neil Emery



705-748-1011 x 7312



Peterborough Regional Science Fair
c/o School of the Environment (ESC C204)

Trent University
1600 West Bank Dr.
Peterborough, ON  K9L 0G2

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Peterborough Regional Science Fair Committee