Friday, October 02, 2009

Vote for the nation's digital heroes

Disclosure: I'm a Trustee of Citizens Online - which is the charity running the search for the UK's Digital Heroes.

These aren't the usual suspects, the teenage millionnaires behind the next major platform or similar, these are heroes who use digital technology to bring about important social change - often helping people who need the most help.

We've now got 36 worthy candidates for you to choose from - nominated from all around the UK.

With the backing of TalkTalk, they now go head to head to win technology grants to help further their cause. 
The vote is in your hands - find out more, and cast your vote at:
The individuals with the most votes from each of the 12 regions will be awarded a £5,000 grant and honoured at a ceremony at the House of Lords presided over by UK Digital Champion Martha Lane Fox.  An overall winner determined by Martha and her expert panel will receive a grand prize of £10,000. 
 Voting ends Friday October 23, 2009.

The rate of change is so rapid it's difficult for one person to keep up to speed. Let's pool our thoughts, share our reactions and, who knows, even reach some shared conclusions worth arriving at?