The Grand Awards recognize the "Best of the Best". They include Best-in-Fair Pinnacle Awards and major trip awards to the Canada Wide Science & Engineering Fair and the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair. Last year, trip awards were valued at over $43,000. For more information on the Trip Awards see our Trip Awards Page.
Each year the judges award Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and Honourable Mention Certificates. These prizes include cash awards. Last year, 220 students won medals, along with almost $12,000 in merit award prize money, and $110,000 in scholarships.
A number of individuals, companies and institutions provide awards for projects that meet specific criteria. Last year, 173 special awards, worth over $30,000, were won. See the complete list of special awards for criteria and prize information.
All participants receive a variety of mementos of their participation at BASEF, typically including project photos, Certificates, T-shirts, a "goody bag", and the opportunity to attend our Activity Day presentations.
BASEF recognizes outstanding teacher support of students through the Champion Teacher Recognition Awards. If you know a teacher who meets the Eligibility criteria (see below), and you would like to see them get recognized for their outstanding work, complete the online Champion Teacher Recognition nomination form. Nominations must be submitted by the close of registration.
In the current BASEF year, eligible teachers must:
NOTE: Teachers selected for this award are expected to attend the Award Ceremony on Tuesday April 5, 2016 at Mohawk College.
Selection Criteria: Nominations will be evaluated by the Champion Teacher Recognition Award Committee. The Committee will be composed of members of the BASEF Organizing Committee.