Hats Off to You! and its Excellence in Science segment

The registration period for the Hats Off to You! and Excellence in Science Contests is now over.

The Hats Off to You! contest and its Excellence in Science segment showcase the determination and work of women enrolled in a vocational training or technical training program, or a bachelor’s program in science or technology that leads to a career in a traditionally male-dominated occupation.

The contest:

  • recognizes women who choose a traditionally male-dominated occupation
  • rewards their hard work
  • promotes the academic success of women within a predominantly male group
  • provides role models for women who wish to venture off the beaten track

List of Prizes

The prizes awarded to the winners are worth between $2 000 and $5 000, and amount to nearly $150 000.

38 prizes in the Hats Off to You! contest

  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Services Prizes awarded by the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation (two prizes of $2000)
  • Arts Prizes awarded by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications (two prizes of $2000)
  • Hats Off to You! Prizes awarded by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (two prizes of $5000)
  • Cultural Communities Prizes awarded by the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (two prizes of $2000)
  • Networking Skills Prize awarded by the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation (one prize of $2000)
  • Continuity Prizes awarded by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (two prizes of $2000)
  • Prize for a Student in Vocational Training (English School Board) awarded by the Québec English School Boards Association (one prize of $2000)
  • Prize for a Student in Vocational Training (French School Board) awarded by the Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec (one prize of $2000)
  • Energy and Natural Resources Prize awarded by the Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles (one prize of $2000)
  • Environment Prizes awarded by the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (two prizes of $2000)
  • Equity Prizes awarded by the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (two prizes of $2000)
  • Prize for a Student in Technical Training awarded by the Fédération des cégeps (one prize of $2000)
  • Forest, Wildlife and Parks Prize awarded by the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (one prize of $2000)
  • Employment Prospects Prizes awarded by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (two prizes of $2000)
  • Workforce Integration Prizes awarded by the Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale (two prizes of $2000)
  • Construction Site Equality Prizes awarded by the Commission de la construction du Québec (two prizes of $2000)
  • Perseverance Prizes awarded by the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (two prizes of $2000)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Prizes awarded by the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (two prizes of $2000)
  • Career Development Trip Abroad Prize awarded by the Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (one prize worth approximately $2000)
  • New Technologies Prizes awarded by the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation (two prizes of $2000)
  • Transportation Prizes awarded by the Ministère des Transport, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports (two prizes of $2000)

Three new prizes in 2017-2018

  • Showcase Your Region! Prize awarded by the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Occupation du territoire (two prizes of $2000)
  • Fire Safety Prize awarded by the Ministère de la Sécurité publique (one prize of $2000)

25 prizes in the Excellence in Science contest

  • Excellence in Science Prizes awarded by the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation (five prizes of $2000 and two prizes of $5000)
  • Excellence in Science Prizes awarded by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (five prizes of $2000 and two prizes of $5000)
  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Services Prize awarded by the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation (one prize of $2000)
  • Cultural Communities Prize awarded by the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (one prize of $2000) 
  • Networking Skills Prize awarded by the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation (one prize of $2000) 
  • Environment Prize awarded by the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (one prize of $2000)
  • Equity Prize awarded by the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (one prize of $2000)
  • Perseverance Prize awarded by the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (one prize of $2000)
  • Next Generation Prize awarded by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur and the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation (one prize of $3000)
  • Transportation Prize awarded by the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports (one prize of $2000)
  • Work Placement in a Laboratory in France, awarded by the Centre national de la recherche scientifique and Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (one prize worth approximately $5000)

Two new prizes in 2017-2018

  • Showcase your Region! Prize awarded by the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Occupation du territoire (one prize of $2000)
  • Employment Prospects Prize awarded by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (one prize of $2000)

Eligibility for the contest

You must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, have resided in Québec for at least one year, and must not have failed in more than two subjects in your last school term.

Hats Off to You!

You are eligible if:

  • you are enrolled full-time in one of the vocational training or technical training programs selected for the contest
  • you are enrolled in a school or centre under the jurisdiction of a school board, a CEGEP or a private educational institution in Québec

Important! Certain prizes are reserved for graduates. Refer to the Hats Off to You! Prizes section in the Application Guide.

Excellence in Science

You are eligible if:

  • you are enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s program in one of the pure or applied sciences selected for the contest
  • you are attending a university-level institution in Québec

How to participate

Your application package must contain the following documents:

  • the registration form
  • the answers to the compulsory questions on your career choice
  • the answers to the additional questions related to the prizes for which you are registered (You must select the prize(s) that best match your profile. Please consult the specific section in the application guide for either the Hats Off to You! contest or the Excellence in Science segment.)
  • a copy of your transcript or report card
  • your resumé (Excellence in Science segment)

To find out more about participating in the contest, consult the Hats Off to You! contest Application Guide or the Excellence in Science segment Application Guide.

Appreciation Form

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Contact us

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Date (s)

  • Awards ceremony: June 18, 2018, at the National Assembly in Québec City