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Teams can be nominated for 'Lockdown Legends'

Published: 16 July 2020

Lockdown Legends Time is running out to nominate your teams or individuals as the 'Lockdown Legends' of Devon

‘Lockdown Legends’ – the people of Devon who went that extra mile to help out during COVID-19 – are still being sought for a photographic exhibition in Exeter.

Nominations for the exhibition at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery close this Sunday (19 July), so don’t miss the chance to feature in this historic event.

Organisers have stressed that teams can be nominated. However because of the subject matter and social distancing, people are being asked to use just one person to represent the team in the nomination.

Helen Hartstein, Audience Development Lead at RAMM, said:  “We know that many of you are finding it difficult to nominate an individual when they are part of a much larger team. However that shouldn’t put people off, so we are asking people to nominate the whole team by using one person to represent the team being put forward.

“For example you could say John Smith is one member of the Community Support Team, all of whom have gone over and above to help people during the crisis.”

The exciting new photographic exhibition will celebrate the resilience of the people of Devon who have helped the most vulnerable in our society during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Museum has already received some heartfelt nominations from people wanting to thank local people who have shown particular kindness, courage, humanity or ingenuity to them or others during the coronavirus pandemic.

Nominations received so far include individuals who have been working in foodbanks or who have been collecting shopping for others throughout lockdown, kind-hearted souls who have been making facemasks, a five-year-old who walked 50k to raise money to help the NHS and a musician who has bought joy to his neighbours by playing piano for them in the evenings.  Every person’s story is welcome and all show wonderful examples of the heart-lifting side of what has been an unsettling and upsetting time for many.

A panel, consisting of broadcaster and journalist Angela Rippon, Julian Tagg Executive Director of Exeter City FC, Cllr Amal Ghusain, Exeter City Council’s Lead Councillor for Diversity, Inclusion and Communities, and Museum Manager Camilla Hampshire, will choose a selection from these nominations to be recorded for posterity. They will be featured in a photographic exhibition on RAMM’s Showcase digital exhibition space and in a physical exhibition in Exeter, once coronavirus restrictions have been lifted.  When the exhibition has finished, the stories and photos will be stored in the Devon Heritage Centre.

RAMM is inviting people to submit their nominations through the RAMM website  Nominations should consist of a photographic portrait of the nominee as well as no more than 100 words on why they feel that individual deserves to be recognised.

A short video presented by photographer Anita Corbin which outlines simple guidelines on how best to capture a portrait photo can be found on the RAMM website.

The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 19 July with the final Lockdown Legends being announced in August.

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