Applications now open for the 2019 STEAM Horizon Awards


OTTAWA, October 22, 2018—Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2019 STEAM Horizon Awards. This year’s awards will build on the success of the 2018 prize program, which saw a number of impressive applications and a group of outstanding winners.

Founded in 2016, the STEAM Horizon Awards invite Canada’s youth to promote positive changes throughout their community using science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). Applicants can approach their passion for technology and science from any angle, whether from an art and design perspective, research project, public outreach, or development of a new idea or product. The application deadline for the 2019 STEAM Horizon Awards is January 16, 2019.

Five Canadian students will be awarded $25,000 each to study in a STEAM field at a Canadian university or college. Two of these awards will be given to Indigenous students. The winners will be invited to Ottawa and recognized at the Ingenium Foundation’s award ceremony in the spring of 2019.

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Quick facts
The 2019 STEAM Horizon Awards are made possible by a consortium of partners, including the Ingenium Foundation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Indspire, Syncrude, and Lockheed Martin.

In order to be eligible to apply, applicants must be:

    • a Canadian citizen, or permanent resident of Canada
    • between 16 and 18 years old at the time of application
    • recognized for STEAM-related accomplishments in a formal or informal way
    • maintaining a minimum academic average of 85%
    • preparing to enroll in Fall 2018, or currently enrolled, in their first year of post-secondary education in a STEAM field in Canada (art and design fields will only be accepted if they are integrated in science and technology)

For more information or to apply, please visit Add your voice to the conversation on social media by using #STEAMHorizon.

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“At Ingenium, we strive to inspire a new generation of young Canadians in the spirit of creativity, curiosity, collaboration and inclusivity. With this program, we are thrilled to recognize the achievements of young Canadian innovators and celebrate the essential contributions of Canada’s youth.”

- Christina Tessier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation


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Christine Clouthier
Ingenium – Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation


About Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
Ingenium celebrates the innovative spirit of Canadians by telling the stories of those who dared to think differently. Inspired by the power of ingenuity, Ingenium encompasses three national institutions: the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. These three museums are places where the past meets the future, with spaces where visitors can learn and explore, play and discover. Ingenium continues to evolve — a new Collections Conservation Centre is currently under construction, designed to protect priceless Canadian heritage artifacts for the benefit of many generations to come. Beyond the physical walls of its museums, Ingenium’s engaging digital content, outreach programs and travelling exhibitions serve to educate, entertain, and engage audiences across Canada and around the world.