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Vote for your favourite London 2012 project as part of Coubertin’s Olympic Vision Award

26 April 2012

Six outstanding projects have been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Coubertin’s Olympic Vision’ Award as part of the Podium Awards Evening and you can vote now to decide the winner.

Pierre de Coubertin

This award acknowledges the project that most lives up to the ideals of the founder of the modern Olympics, Pierre de Coubertin, who stated:

“Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.”

The winner of Coubertin's Olympic Vision will be announced as the finale of the Podium Awards Evening on 3rd May 2012.

Click here to view videos of the six selected projects:

The Creative Campus Initiative is an arts-led programme across thirteen higher education institutions in the south east. CCI has worked with schools, colleges, arts, community and disability organisations to deliver hundreds of cultural projects inspired by the Games and displayed at Olympic and Paralympic venues.

Flames is driven by the Olympic and Paralympic values, utilising sports leadership and volunteering to deliver physical activity sessions in primary schools and clubs. Initially set up by Loughborough College, in partnership with the British Heart Foundation, the programme has now been rolled out across the UK and has helped thousands of young people become more active.

Legacy Champions involves young people from colleges across the Olympic host boroughs making a positive difference in their communities by delivering London 2012 inspired projects. These include a mini-Olympics in Newham, a ‘skills opportunities’ fair in Tower Hamlets and painting a mural in a Walthamstow care home.

#media2012 – “The citizen newswire for London 2012” – blends culture and education to create the world’s first Olympic and Paralympic citizen media centre curating a social media legacy for London 2012 by operating a nationwide newswire during the Games. Blending culture and education, #media2012 has created a citizen media network across the UK.

The Partnership with the Oceania Nations is a collaboration between a number of universities in the north west of England and 15 Pacific nations in the build-up to the London 2012 Games. Students, staff and local communities have been heavily involved in the partnership which will help develop sustainable sporting structures in the Pacific Region.

RELAYS is a collaborative 2012 inspired initiative delivered through universities and cultural organisations in the south west of England. Through a blend of sport and culture RELAYS has delivered a range of events from art workshops to school sport competitions and public festivals, all through a team of trained student volunteers.

You can cast your vote for the Coubertin’s Olympic Vision Award by clicking here.

Tweet using #podiumawards to get involved and spread the word about your favourite project.

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