Why Enter a Project?
- Win one of 20 or more $250 prizes. – from a generous donation that looks to encourage kids to participate in science fairs! To be awarded to a wide range of outstanding projects.
- Win a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal and the cash prize that goes with it.
- Win a Special Award for tackling a project on a topic that appeals to you – the list is amazing! Science, technology, engineering, and math!
- Win a free trip to compete in the national or international science fair.
Here Are Some Winners From Past Fairs
Katie won $1100 for her project on the future of prosthetics.
Angelina won $580 for her project on arthritis and First Nations people.
Eric and James won $580 for their project on designing a learning app for kids.
And There Are Prizes For Teachers Too!
Champion Teacher Awards – two $250 awards
Do you have an amazing teacher who helped you and your friends with your BASEF projects this year? Then nominate them for a Champion Teacher award when you register your project. Online registration is open from February 1 until March 10th, 2020. Check out the details and register at http://basef.ca/registration.
New School Awards – $250 awards
Up to 18 teachers bringing new schools** to the fair can win $250. All from a generous donation that looks to encourage kids to participate in science fairs!
** schools that have not had projects in BASEF for at least 5 years
Where do I start?
The Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair (BASEF) is open to all students in grades 7 to 12 (under the age of 21) who attend a public, separate, or private school, or who are home-schooled, in the City of Hamilton, the Region of Halton, Six Nations, Brant County, Haldimand County or Norfolk County. Wondering where to begin? Have an idea and are not sure where to go with it? Check out these resources:
The Science Success! student guide and workbook will help you learn about the scientific process while producing a well-designed project.
Have a look at our Project Resources page for links to sites that will get you thinking, get you started, give you information about research methods, and provide hints and tips for your project.
Depending upon the type of project you are doing, and your grade level, there may be some special rules and restrictions on your project. If your project involves people, animals, or hazardous materials, you may need to get permission or review before you start work. There are some differences in rules and policies between Junior Level (Grades 7/8) and Intermediate/Senior Level (Grades 9-12) projects, so use the following links to get details for your level:
Our 60th Fair!
Posters come in 3 sizes – tabloid (11″x17″), letter size (8.5″ x 11″) and a video format suitable for video displays.
Bridge Design Poster
Neural Nets Poster
Lunar Cycle Poster