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Silver Surfer of the Year Awards – apply before 31st July

Gill Adams of Digital Unite has emailed us to let us know that the closing date for nominations for this year’s Silver Surfer of the Year Award has now been extended from the original 19th July to 31st July, giving people a bit more time to think of a deserving nominee aged 50 years or over.

She writes:

We are greedy this year. We want lots of nominations so that we and the nation can really know the breadth as well as the strength of those who are ‘out there’ learning and doing, using modern technology. So, now you’ve got till Thursday July 31st to fill in your form on this link.

Nominate yourself, or encourage/help another to fill in the form. The UK winner gets fame and a hi-spec laptop; runners-up may also get fame and £250 [of] Amazon vouchers. The more nominations we receive, the better DU is able to point local press to case histories (many local journalists this year contacted us around Silver Surfers’ Day wanting to speak to a local older person who is using Internet and email and we weren’t able to supply all of them).

So, if you know or are a web wizard on the right side of 50, you now know what to do. 😉

To submit someone’s name, you’ll need the nomination form (unfortunately no open source job: it’s an MS Word template 🙁 ) and it might be a good idea to read the conditions of entry (PDF) too.