TalkTalk urges Brits to choose their Digital Hero

Friday, November 2nd 2012
Voting has opened for this year's Digital Heroes Awards, run by TalkTalk.
TalkTalk urges Brits to choose their Digital Hero
TalkTalk has opened voting for the 2012 Digital Heroes Awards, which is designed to recognise the efforts of people who are using technology to benefit their communities.

Entries have been flooding in over the last eight weeks and the internet service provider has now shortlisted three candidates from the 12 main regions across the UK, with the public set to pick out their favourites.

One overall winner - chosen by a panel of judges that includes digital champion Martha Lane Fox - will receive £10,000, while the 11 other Digital Heroes will be rewarded with a £5,000 prize. All 12 will also be given 12 months of free broadband access.

Among the finalists are a charity that uses technology to let disabled children play videogames and a radio station staffed by people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Dido Harding, chief executive of TalkTalk, said: "This year's Digital Heroes Awards features some truly innovative projects that are already using technology to improve their communities."

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