Heritage Fair - Parents

The Yukon/Stikine Territorial Heritage Fair is held each year at the beginning of May.

In this section, parents can find resources materials to support their child's involvement in the Heritage Fair program.

Heritage Fair Prize/Award Categories

The Yukon/Stikine Regional Heritage Fair offers prizes in a variety of categories. First-, second-, and third-place awards will be given to the judges’ top picks in each of the three grade levels (Grades 4-5, Grades 6-7, and Grades 8-9). Two People’s Choice awards are also given out for projects chosen as a favourite by participants and members of the public who attend the Fair.  

In addition, the Fair offer prizes and recognition for projects in the following categories:


First Nations History and Culture: projects related to First Nations history, heritage, and culture

Genealogy: projects related to family stories and histories

Palaeontology or Archaeology: projects related to palaeontology or archaeology topics

Yukon Heritage Award: projects specific to Yukon history and heritage

**First World War Award: projects related to the First World War and which demonstrate extraordinary motivation in pursuing the topic. Priority given to Yukon and original content. This is a special thematic award given out in 2016 as part of a YHMA initiative to recognize the First World War and the role that the Yukon played in the conflict. Research materials to help get you started can be found here.


Research & Writing: projects that demonstrate exceptional research and writing

Graphic Design: projects that demonstrate exceptional graphic design in their presentation

History Hunter: for exceptional research and investigation in developing a project

Oral History: projects that demonstrate exceptional use of oral history

Archives: projects that demonstrate exceptional use and citation of archival resources, both in person and/or online