Following the success of the LG Local Legends initiative in 2020, LG will continue to celebrate and reward Australians doing everyday good in their communities in 2021.
Australians are invited to nominate individuals and groups who are making a difference in their local communities through their time, actions, talents and dedication to others with more than $175,000 worth of product solutions set to be given away over the next six months.
Submissions are now open until 24 November 2021 with the first monthly winner announced on 2 July 2021, who will receive a LG Life’s Good Home prize package valued at RRP $20,000.
To enter, participants can visit lglifesgood.com.au to share an image and tell LG Electronics how the nominee goes that extra mile within their local community in 50 words or less.
All nominees will again be recognised and celebrated on a dedicated LG Local Legends Hero Wall; however, this year LG will also reward nominators and encourage people to vote and share nominated local legends on their Facebook page.
By sharing their nomination or vote on social media they will be eligible for a chance to win one of two LG Life’s Good Home prize packages or one of four monthly LG Local Legends Audio prize packages.
Four 2020 LG Local Legend winners have become this year’s ambassadors for the 2021 program: Jamie Wolf, Adele Jago, Merissa Forsyth and Peter and Melissa McGuiness.
In response to the bushfires in 2015 that burnt out his family farm in Barnawartha, Victoria, Jamie and his father launched a volunteer-based fencing repair business. The father and son duo volunteer to rebuild farmland fencing to those impacted by bushfires. In 2020, Jamie and his father returned to help rebuild farmlands in Wodonga, Upper Murray and parts of Southern NSW.
Adele dedicates her time to locate missing persons, such as those lost in the bush or as a result of natural and man-made disasters. Through this passion she founded not-for-profit organisation Search Dog Sydney in 2015. The organisation represents a dedicated team of qualified volunteers that train canines to aid the NSW police department in the search of lost or missing persons.
Merissa dedicates her time to empower young girls to be confident, happy and comfortable in their own skin. After putting her career in marketing on hold, she decided to establish a movement that started conversation around body image and self-esteem for women and girls in Australia.
In 2012, Peter and Melissa’s 18-year-old son, Jordon was speeding under the influence of alcohol and drugs when he killed four young victims in a stationary car as well as himself. Peter and Melissa now run presentations for school groups to teach teenagers the importance of personal accountability and collective peer advocacy to protect their families, communities and themselves from on-road incidents.