Friday, July 31, 2009

Digital Heroes competition

Martha Lane-Fox, the UK’s Digital Champion, is leading a call for
Britain’s unsung Digital Heroes to come forward as part of a scheme
run by TalkTalk, the biggest provider of broadband to Britain’s homes.

Launched today, the TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards, in conjunction
with Citizens Online, are the only awards of their kind in the UK.
They reward 12 individuals, one from each region of the UK, who are
doing outstanding work using digital technology to bring about
positive social change and improve the lives of people in their local
communities.

Martha Lane-Fox said: “Hidden away in charities and local community
groups across the UK are countless unsung digital heroes who recognise
the positive impact the internet can have on everyday people’s lives.

“It is these heroes, who strive to make digital technology more
accessible, relevant and fun for the people in their local
communities, that the TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards aim to celebrate
and reward and I am delighted to offer my ongoing support of the
initiative.”

Eleven of the Digital Heroes winners will win £5,000 to put towards
enhancing their digital project, with one overall winner receiving a
grand prize of £10,000. All 12 winners get free broadband from
TalkTalk for 18 months.

You can find out more information on the awards and how to enter at:

http://www.talktalk.co.uk/digitalheroes.

Entries are welcomed until early September.