Vote for subtitled cinema!

7 08 2009

Subtitled cinema – we need your vote – again!

Thanks to thousands of votes, the ‘Your Local’ information service has made it through to the finals of the National Lottery Awards (Best Arts Project).

Now we need your vote to win!

National awards can really help to spread awareness of subtitled cinema, so please VOTE.

The easiest way to vote is by phone (not text).
Just call 0844 686 8020
No need to speak – it’s automated! Hang up after about 10 seconds.

Note: Phone votes cost only 5p from a BT line. Calls from other networks may vary.

Or you can vote online here: copy and paste
Just follow the brief instructions on that link.

Votes must be in by midday on Friday 14th August 2009

So please VOTE NOW, and ask your friends to vote too. Please put it on your Twitter, Facebook, Myspace etc! The overall winners will be announced during a special BBC National Lottery television show on Sat 5th September.

Feel free to drop us an email to let us know you have voted

Please vote online AND by phone!
You can vote more than once, but please don’t vote TOO many times…
Voting will be regularly monitored for irregularities by the National Lottery Promotions Unit and the Electoral Reform Services to ensure a fair and efficient process.

Thank you!


Why bother to vote?

Voting tells the Lottery board and the UK film industry that the work Your Local do matters, and should be continued.

Many votes will show that our service makes a real difference to people – it helps those with hearing or sight loss to enjoy the popular social activity of cinema-going.

National awards are a great opportunity to use the national exposure to remind the film industry that the ‘access’ issue needs to be kept high on the agenda. Progress has been fantastic, but more could be done – our goal is for EVERY cinema in the UK to have subtitle facilities.

Also, winning awards that are voted for by the public can help secure funding to keep the Your Local service going – funding runs out at the end of this year!
So we need your help.

Votes must be in by midday on Friday 14th August 2009, so please VOTE NOW, and please ask your friends to vote too.


About the Awards:

The National Lottery Awards are about celebrating the difference Lottery funding has made. They’re an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects, and they aim to celebrate and recognise the difference that those projects have made to people, places and communities all across the UK.

Your Local is competing against three other projects for the title of Best Arts Project.

National awards can really help to spread awareness of subtitled cinema so please vote!

Every vote counts, so we would really appreciate your support. We’ll keep you updated on our progress.

Thank you.