Vote now for your Guardian Public Language Champion 2013

The Guardian, in partnership with the British Academy, is asking the British public to vote for their Public Language Champion 2013, an award for the most passionate proponent of language learning as a part of British society. As part of the Guardian’s language learning series, the paper is asking people to vote for the person who has shown the greatest commitment to the cause as part of its campaign to stimulate conversation across the nation about language learning.

There are five contestants in the running for the prize, and it is down to the public to cast their votes for the person who has demonstrated the greatest enthusiasm for learning languages other than your own mother tongue for the good of society and encouraging foreign language learning back on the radar.

The nominees are:

  • Zeinab Badawi – Patron of the BBC World Service Trust
  • Eddie Izzard – Stand-up comedian
  • Larry Lamb – Actor and radio talk-show presenter
  • Ellen MacArthur – Record-breaking sailor
  • Arsene Wenger – Arsenal’s longest-serving manager

You can vote from now until 14th October, with the prize being awarded in November. The winner will be decided by taking into account the results of the public vote and the decisions of a judging panel.

Click here to find out more about the contest and vote>>

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