The Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair Awards Ceremony
After months of project preparation, exacting judging and presenting their work to hundreds of visitors during public viewing, students are recognized for their achievements at the BASEF Awards Ceremony, sponsored by The Hamilton Spectator. The Hamilton Spectator was a founding sponsor in 1960 and has continued to support our regional science and engineering fair for 45 years.
Over 15,000 students have participated at the regional fair since 1960. Many have gone on to careers in science, engineering and technology. At every fair, we welcome alumni who return as judges and sponsors.
BASEF is the premier regional science fair in Canada and a leader in supporting student interest in project based science. Our Science Success! student and teacher resource documents have been widely distributed regionally, nationally and internationally.
As you enter the ceremony, please be aware that our competing students will be sitting at the front of the hall, nearest the stage. Please take your seat, and prepare to cheer on tomorrow's leaders in science!
At BASEF 2004, over $165,000 in cash, prizes and scholarships were awarded to approximately 50% of our student participants. This prize purse is one of the largest of any regional fair in Canada and at BASEF 2005, we anticipate a similar prize purse.
Time and Location
This year's award ceremony will be staged at the St.Volodymyr Cultural Centre at 1280 Dundas Sreet West, Oakville from 1:30 to 3:30 on April 2 nd . The ceremony is expected to be completed in less than 2 hours. We apologize for the length of the ceremony, but it does take time to award over 150 special awards, 145 medals, 24 Grand Trip Awards, not to mention the "Best in Fair" awards.
Note: Project Tear Down
Students will not be permitted to remove their projects from the display area until after the Awards Ceremony has been completed.
Award Ceremony Agenda
- Welcome greetings .
- Special Awards:
Awards for outstanding work based on criteria established by individual donors. For more Information please visit our Special Awards Page .
- Merit Awards: Sponsored by Primary Fluid Systems Inc.
Projects are scored by a minimum of four independent judges and merit awards are based on the average project score. Each medal carries a cash award which will be determined at the time of the fair, and a $500 entrance scholarship to Sheridan or Mohawk Colleges.
- Honourable mention
- Grand Prize Trip Awards: Sponsored by Silver level and up cash donors
Students whose projects have been selected based on merit award score for competition at:
- Canada Wide Science Fair, Vancouver British Columbia , May 15-22, 2005 (maximum 20 students)
- Intel International Science Fair, Phoenix Arizona May 8-14, 2005 (maximum 4 students at the intermediate or senior level)
- Grand Prize Awards
- BASEF Committee Trophy to the top elementary school
- Herb Gildea Memorial Trophy to the top secondary school
- Pfizer Canada Award of Excellence to the best project advancing to CWSF
- Roy Middleton Award to the top Junior Project
- BEST in Fair Pinnacle Awards: The top three Projects at the Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair based on Merit Award score.