The good people at Time Out have released their nominees for the Time In Awards, which recognise the stand-out initiatives that local businesses and creatives have offered during lockdown these past two months.
“Our editors have compiled a list of worthy nominees. But when it comes to the award winners, that’s up to you, as these are Peoples’ Choice awards,” said Time Out.
Surry Hills Live, an initiative of the Surry Hills Creative Precinct, JJ Splice Films, Music for Trees and the City of Sydney, has been nominated in two categories: the Community Spirit Award and Favourite Arts Live Stream.
When the pubs closed, Surry Hills Live emerged as a way that local artists could book a virtual pub gig in lieu of their usual stages. The Facebook Live stream has surged in popularity – it’s no secret how much we’re all missing pubs and live music.
The award categories are expansive, and trawling through them is an uplifting reminder of just how many people have and continue to innovate during Covid-19 despite crippling restrictions, particularly in the retail, hospitality and arts sectors.
Time Out is giving away 24 awards in five categories: food; drink; arts and museums; entertainment; and homebound heroes.
From favourite Instagram cooking star, favourite restaurant re-invention, favourite digital arts program, to favourite boozy hand sanitiser, now is the time to show some love to the institutions who’ve kept you sane, satiated and sanitised throughout lockdown.
You can cast your vote now until May 31. Vote here for your favourite lockdown legends.