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The search is on to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects. Now in their eighth year, the National Lottery Awards recognise the incredible difference that Lottery-funded projects - both large and small - make to people, places and communities all across the UK.
Lottery players raise £28 million each week for projects all across the UK, and the Awards are a great way to highlight how that funding has changed the UK for the better.
You can nominate your local project that received lottery funding, for the chance for it to be featured at a special Awards event broadcast across the UK. There is also a £2,000 cash prize to spend on your project if you win.
There are seven categories reflecting the main areas of Lottery funding:
Best Arts Project
Best Education Project
Best Environment Project
Best Health Project
Best Heritage Project
Best Sport Project
Best Voluntary/Charity Project
The deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday 18 February.
Watch highlights from the 2010 National Lottery Awards: