ARCHIVES OF ONTARIO AWARD
"The Archives of Ontario is pleased to be able to partner with Historica and the Fairs Program to establish and sponsor the Archives of Ontario Award for Ontario-based Historica fairs. This award has been created to recognize outstanding student achievement for the best use of original records related to Ontario history. Hopefully this award will encourage both students and teachers to consider using original records as they prepare for Historica fairs across Ontario."
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Archives of Ontario Award
The Archives of Ontario Award was created in 2006 to recognize outstanding student achievement for the best use of original records related to Ontario history. The Archives of Ontario is the premier source for Ontario’s documentary heritage.
The Award and certificate will be presented to one student at each fair throughout Ontario that best meets the award criteria. The organizing committees at each fair will coordinate the selection of the recipient at their Fair.
- Project must be based on or make use of original records such as letters, photographs, diaries, maps, etc.
- Project must have an Ontario theme. Project can interpret any aspect of Ontario history, society or people.
- Students must identify the importance and significance of original records to the project.
- Students must demonstrate enthusiasm for, and reflection on, the topic.
- In the same year, a student may not be selected as an RBC Aboriginal History Award, or CN Veterans Award recipient or a Laurier LaPierre Medal recipient.