TRURO - Students from across Canada studying local heritage and culture have been given a chance to make history of their own.
For the first time, Canada's History Society is helping convert top projects from regional heritage fairs into three to four minute video documentaries.
Vignettes created by 16 students from each province will be shown online for citizens across the country to judge.
The top two from each province advance to a final round. A panel of judges will then select six recipients to travel to Ottawa to premiere their videos at a National History Forum held in conjunction with the Governor General's History Awards.
To support these young people, you can help judge the competition by going to the website young citizens.ca. Then click on ‘Heritage Fairs,' ‘Nova Scotia,' and you will be able to view all entries. Only one vote per person is allowed. To view the videos in French, go to ‘Nouvelle Ecosse.'
Voting will remain open until 1 a.m. on August 7.