MP urges digital heroes to enter national award

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PORTSMOUTH North MP Penny Mordaunt is calling for local groups to enter the TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards 2012, a competition that recognises and rewards people who are using technology to help their communities.

The awards, now in their fifth year, have provided funding and support to 49 organisations across Britain, including various charities which have used technology to help children and youth, the homeless and people with disabilities.

The awards, run in partnership with the Daily Mirror and charities Citizens Online and Go ON UK, aim to recognise inspirational people who use technology to benefit their local community.

The 12 winners, one from each region of the UK – voted for by the public – will each get £5,000 to enhance their digital projects, with one overall winner getting £10,000.

The awards are now open for submissions at talktalk.co.uk/digitalheroes and the deadline to enter is September 14,.

Ms Mordaunt said: ‘I hope that projects in Portsmouth will be able to benefit from this year’s scheme.’