Nominees sought for awards

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WE are calling on News Guardian readers to nominate their favourite local Lottery-funded projects for The National Lottery Awards 2011.

The awards are the annual search to find the favourite Lottery-funded projects and recognise the dedication of the people behind them.

Lottery players raise £28m every week for projects both large and small that make a difference to people, places and communities.

We would like to hear from readers if they know about a project that has had a positive impact on the local area, made a real difference to people’s lives or if they are personally involved with a project.

The awards have seven categories, each reflecting the main areas of Lottery funding: arts, education, environment, health, heritage, sport and voluntary/charity.

The projects that make it to the finals will receive national recognition at a star-studded event broadcast on BBC One later this year.

They will also have a chance to win a £2,000 cash prize.

Visit www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk and entries must be received by 5pm on Friday, February 18.

SARAH MYERS

The National Lottery Awards

1 Atlantic Quay

Robertson Street

Glasgow G2 8JB