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Enter Telegraph Lockdown Awards and help choose the unexpected heroes of the corona crisis.

Deadline: 7th May 2020

Celebrate your personal heroes of lockdown with a nomination, be that a brilliant baker or an amazing act of kindness from a neighbour.

Who will you remember most for life under lockdown? Beyond those you’re cooped up with – the close family, friends or flatmates who, let’s face it, will take some forgetting – there are other people who are resonating with communities across the country. These are the new stars of their locality, who’ve become known for uplifting the spirits of those around them with their acts of kindness, selflessness or just downright good fun – and this is your chance to share their achievements and celebrate them with the rest of the world. That we’ll all remember our NHS and essential workers goes without saying. They are all heroes, and their hard work and personal sacrifices will resonate long after real-life has resumed when the Thursday night claps have finished and the rainbows have faded. It’s the OTHER heroes of life under lockdown that we want to reward – those everyday achievements of friends, neighbours or others we have come across, that we've been touched and helped by, or who have kept a smile on our faces, however tough times have got. And that’s where you come in – this is your chance to nominate and to vote, and make sure your own personal hero of the hour is recognised by the rest of the nation – whether it’s for an amazing DIY project, your community hero, a mouthwatering bake, an impressive new skill or an awesome crafty creation.

You might want to draw attention to the pub landlord whose webinar teaches the village to make his famous burger. The local farmer donating wheat to a village to make bread. The drag queens delivering fine dining to your dooror the corner shop that’s suddenly the centre of the known earth. You might want to say thank you to the local who’s been busy giving their town free art classes.

Or it could also be the person who’s responsible for the most impressive DIY project shared on your neighbourhood Whatsapp group, an outstanding piece of artwork, sewing, pottery or even origami that you’ve seen on Facebook, the most innovative way to celebrate a birthday, someone with a hidden talent as a quizmaster and bakes, bakes and more bakes (even with a national flour shortage). Whoever you want to nominate and wherever they are, one thing unites them, and that’s their ability to inspire and uplift during the lockdown.

All you need to do is send in your nominations, whether it’s your own creation and achievement, or that of a neighbour or friend.

The Daily Telegraph will then create shortlists and ask you, their readers, to vote for your favourite. The winners will be announced two weeks later of the deadline which is on May 7, 2020. Nominate your lockdown hero now and win the award!




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