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The judges have met and the shortlist has been agreed.
26 entries were received, many of which are deserving of support. But we could not short list everyone, as much as we would have liked to. Whilst it was a tough choice, we have managed to whittle it down to 8 projects. It's now over to you to vote for your favourite to win!
There are three prizes up for grabs, a top prize of £500 with two second prizes of £250 each. This means tat the odds of winning are high so your vote will really count!
The competition criteria can be found in the original blog post. We were looking for events and activities that have the potential to bring people together to make social change happen and enable them to have some fun and do some good at the same time.
The shortlist is below with a click through to their full entry. Have a browse and once you've decided which one you want to vote for select their project in the Poll - it's as simple as that. Only registered ivo members can vote - sign up here if you want to join in - and you can only vote once, so make your choice carefully!
Voting will close at midnight on the 6th June, with the winner announced on the 7th, the last day of Volunteers' Week.
If you've been shortlisted, congratulations for getting this far and best of luck!
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Reclaim Our name campaign - Manchester
A youth-led organisation based in Manchester. We are all young people aged 14-21. We aim to promote the positive achievements of young people and also to challenge overly negative coverage in the media.
Harrogate Volunteer Centre 'V in the Park' event - Harrogate
The event will be part of the Big Picnic, an annual family day run by a local voluntary organisation, which attracts over 5,000 people a year, with the aim of recruiting over 300 new volunteers during the summer of 2012.
Building Circles friendship project - Gloucestershire
To run a social event for volunteers and people with learning disabilities to create lasting and supportive friendships.
Kemp Town Carnival, volunteer Thank You event - Brighton & Hove
A celebratory event to say a special thank you to hundreds volunteers and workshop participants that take part in the annual Kemp Town Carnival.
Artcore, 'Together We Stand' community cohesion project - Derby
A mural project that aims to bring together a wide variety of ethnic minorities residing in Derby to promote better community cohesion.
Hear Us Well Being Event - Croydon, London
An summer social and well being event for people in Croydon who are affected by mental illness, their families, carers and staff.
Kate Mars 'From the Earth' community ceramics event - Bristol
Community arts project led by 18-25 year old volunteers to provide an opportunity for local families to come together and engage in a creative activity during the summer holidays.
Sefton Green Gym Community Arts Project - Sefton
A run of workshops taking place in the summer with an end result of a volunteer community made mosaic floor inspired by Sefton Green Gym allotment.
PLEASE NOTE: In the event of a tie for the first prize, the prize fund will be split equally between the winners - so if there are two winners for first, they will share the £500 fund equally. In the event of a tie for second, we will treat both as prize winners as there are two second prizes available. If there are more than two winners tied for second, we will divide the total prize fund available for second prize equally between all winners.
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