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Vote for London’s cultural champion for a chance to win

Who or what do deserves to be recognised as the cultural champion of London for 2014? Voting is now open and you could win an Ultimate Weekend of London Culture, courtesy of the London Awards and Radisson Blu Edwardian.

London is one of the cultural centres of the world, with fashion, music, art, theatre, literature, and sport all coming together to keep the eyes of the world on the capital.

We have teamed up with the New Statesman’s new sister site, CityMetric, to celebrate the people and events that have contributed to keeping London at the centre of world culture in 2014.

VOTE NOW for the person or event you think deserves the award for Contribution to London’s Cultural Excellence and you will be entered into the draw to win an Ultimate Weekend of London Culture.

The six short-listed entries are:

  • Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
  • Nicholas Hytner, Artistic Director, The National Theatre
  • Imperial War Museum
  • Invictus Games
  • Natalie Massenet, Chairman of the British Fashion Council
  • Totally Thames

THE PRIZE includes:

  • Afternoon tea for two at the Cutty Sark, the location for this year’s London Awards
  • A special curator’s tour of the Cutty Sark
  • Two tickets to a West End show
  • Overnight stay for two in a Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel

The London Awards will take place on Tuesday 13 January 2015 and seek to reward and mark key individuals, activities and projects that have contributed to making London the best city in the world in which to work, study and play in 2014.

The Contribution to London’s Cultural Excellence Award is sponsored by Radisson Blue Edwardian, the hotel chain that gives you the best access to London’s cultural landscape.

Voting will close on Thursday 11th December 2014.

Voting for the remaining London Awards categories will open next week:

Champion for London – Sponsored by Thames Tideway Tunnel
Anyone who has gone beyond what might be expected of them to champion London at home or abroad.

Improvement to Londoners’ Quality of Life – Sponsored by UK Power Networks
A regeneration, development or cultural heritage project, better facilities and services, or simply something that makes you smile.

Investment in London’s Future – Sponsored by Grosvenor
A visionary initiative which reinforces London’s competitiveness in the long term; for example, an educational project or programme, the creation of a new business district, or an entrepreneurial business idea.

Contact: Beena Chester

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