Landline, broadband, TV and mobile provider TalkTalk has started its eighth annual search for Digital Heroes – tech innovators whose small-scale projects are helping others.
Last year’s Digital Heroes Award winners included a university student who teaches computer science to children using Raspberry Pi chips, and the developer of an app that donates to charity every time the user hits the snooze button on their alarm.
Now TalkTalk is seeking nominations for this year’s awards ceremony, which will take place in the Houses of Parliament this autumn.
Nominees will appear in one of ten categories, including: Silver Surfer, for those whose digital innovations show older people how to get the most out of technology; Sustainability, for innovators using technologies to help save the planet; and Next Generation, for younger internet self-starters with great ideas.
Digital Heroes will receive £5,000 of funding to develop and continue their projects. The Next Generation winner will get £4,000 and a MacBook Air, and the overall winner will net £10,000.
Dido Harding, Chief Executive of TalkTalk, said: “We’re passionate about the power of the internet to improve communities and want to find Digital Heroes that will inspire and support others through technology.”
Go to the Digital Heroes Awards website for more information on the awards and how to enter. The closing date for entries is July 24th.
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