Projects are divided into categories of individuals or groups, according to the participants' level of education.
|Elementary school - Cycle One (grades 1 and 2)||One or more people|
|Elementary school - Cycle Two (grades 3 and 4)||One or more people|
|Elementary school - Cycle Three (grades 5 and 6)||One or more people|
|Secondary school - Cycle One (1 and 2)||One or more people|
|Secondary school - Cycle Two (3, 4 and 5)||One or more people|
|Secondary school - Special Education(1)||One or more people|
|Vocational training and Adult education||One or more people|
|College - Individual and small group||One to three people|
|College - Group||Four or more people|
|University - Individual and small group||One to three people|
|University - Group||Four or more people|
(1) Only Students enrolled full-time in one of the programs listed below may submit a project in the category "Secondary school - Special education":
- Continuous individualized path for learning
- Life skills and work skills education
- Transitional life skills and work skills education
- Work-Oriented Training Path: prework training
- Work-Oriented Training Path: training for a semiskilled trade
- PACTE and DÉFIS programs
To be eligible for this category, a project must be the work of a group of students of whom at least 50% + one are enrolled in one of the programs named above. For example, at least 9 out of 15 students submitting a group project must be enrolled in one of the programs listed above. The other 6 students can be registered in the regular stream.
An Elementary school project presented by a group of students with handicaps, social maladjustments or learning difficulties must be included in the category corresponding to the average of the participants’ academic knowledge. For example, a project that brings together students from Elementary Cycle Three whose scholastic learning is equivalent to that of students in Elementary Cycle One should be registered in the Elementary Cycle One category. A school project presented by a secondary group of students with handicaps, social maladjustments or learning difficulties should be classified in one of the secondary categories presented above. In both cases, the students involved must be able to respond in the same way as regular students to the eligibility requirements of the Contest, that are to participate meaningfully not only to the project tasks, but also to project development and decision-making.
In cases where a project is submitted by students in more than one category (for example, by three elementary school students and two Secondary Cycle One students), the application package will be placed in the category corresponding to the highest level of education, providing that the level is representative of at least one third of the group. In this case, the application package would be placed in the “Secondary school (Cycle One)” category because this group represents 40% of the team (two out of five students). If there were only one Secondary Cycle One student, the application package would be placed in the appropriate elementary school category.