April 15-May 8, 2020

Instagram Account: @heritagefairs_fetespatrimoine

Hashtags: #VirtualHeritageFair2020 #fetesdupatrimoinevirtuelles2020


From April 15-May 8, 2020, we will showcase the Heritage Fair projects from participating students across the country. Students will choose 3 images to represent their project and provide key points about their topic. We invite you to follow us on Instagram at @heritagefairs_fetespatrimoine to meet participants from across the country, learn about their Heritage Fair projects and comment on their amazing work. 


Share your Heritage Fair project with Canadians across the country from the comfort of your home! We would like to highlight your hard work and research in a Virtual Heritage Fair on Instagram.

From April 15-May 8, 2020, each Virtual Heritage Fair participant will get a post on our grid about their project. Your goal is to engage the audience using photos and a caption that highlights the most important talking points about your topic.

Check out the other projects, leave a comment, and ask questions.

Daily prizes are available for participants and will be distributed through a random draw.

Step 1: Permission form

Please have your parent or guardian sign the Student Permission Form. You must return this form to us when you submit your project.

Step 2: Choose your photographs and write your captions

Pick 3 photos that best exemplify your project. These could be photos of your project display board, archival images and photographs, original artwork, and more. Including images of yourself is optional. 

Submit your photos through the online form below, and provide a caption for each image - like a mini PowerPoint presentation. The captions should share the key ideas of your research. You can include explanations for the different photos you have shared, and remember to include the credit for any images you may use. Some questions to consider as you prepare your captions:

  • Why is this person, event or topic historically significant?
  • What do you want Canadians to know about your topic?
  • What surprised you in your research?
  • What was your guiding research question?

Check out our Instagram account for examples from Heritage Fair alumni.

Step 3: Send us your work

Register for the Virtual Heritage Fair by completing the online registration form below. Don’t forget to attach your photos, caption, and the signed permission form.

The contest will be divided into three intake periods that have separate deadlines. Posts are due to Canada’s History no later than:

April 14, 2020 for projects to be posted between April 15 and April 19.
April 19, 2020 for projects to be posted between April 20 and April 26.
April 26, 2020 for projects to be posted between April 27 and May 3.
May 3, 2020 for projects to be posted between May 4 and May 8.

Step 4: Share your work

Starting on April 15, we will post submissions daily to our Instagram account @HeritageFairs_FĂȘtesPatrimoine.

You can share your project with friends and family and showcase your great work. Don’t forget to use the hashtags #virtualHeritageFair2020 and #fetesdupatrimoinevirtuelles2020.

Please take the time to view and comment on the other Heritage Fair projects from across the country.

Registration Form

Please fill out this form to register for the Virtual Heritage Fair, so that we may post your project on Instagram. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Brooke Campbell at bcampbell@canadashistory.ca

*denotes a mandatory field. Canada’s History will be posting the participants’ first name, last initial, province, and project information to Instagram. All other information requested is for internal purposes only.





Contest Rules

This contest is administered by Canada’s National History Society. It is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. Participants do not need to have or create an Instagram account to participate or be eligible for prizes.


This contest is open to participants in Canada’s Virtual Heritage Fair, an initiative for Canadian students in grades 3-11.

A parent or guardian must sign the Student Permission Form in order for the student to be eligible to participate. If permission is not granted according to the terms outlines in the form, Canada’s History will not post the student’s project.

Canada’s History encourages the participation of minority groups such as francophones living outside of Quebec, anglophones living within Quebec, Inuit, First Nations and Metis, and others reflecting the diversity of Canada.

Prize Description:

Daily prizes will be awarded to participating students from April 15-May 8. Prizes will be awarded based on a random draw. Students will be contacted via email and have 5 days to accept their prize. Participants may only win one prize and will not be re-entered into subsequent daily draws. Team submissions are allowed, but only one prize will be awarded as part of the daily prize draw.

Social media policy:

In order to provide a safe space for our community, comments will be moderated by the Canada’s History team. Any rudeness, insults, hate, hostility, or negativity will be removed and you may lose your ability to comment.

Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.