LG Electronics Australia is set to give away monthly LG product prize packages to Australians, as the company launches the third year of its LG Local Legends program.

The ‘LG Local Legends’/ #LGLocalLegends initiative, which started in 2020, invites Australians to nominate individuals who are making a difference in their local communities through their time, actions, talents and/or dedication to others, from 30 May to 25 November 2022. 

Over the course of the next six months, LG Electronics Australia will recognise and reward six deserving nominees, with a choice of one of four LG Product Prize Packages valued at between RRP $3,900 and $6,600. To enter, nominators can visit lglifesgood.com.au, share an image and tell LG in 50 words or less how the nominee contributes to their local community, with their consent.

LG Electronics Australia marketing director, Gemma Lemieux said, “Given the events over the past few years, we certainly know that ‘life’ and ‘good’ have very different meanings. That is why at LG, we have taken our passion for helping people rediscover good by celebrating and rewarding individuals for their selfless efforts in making the lives of others better through our Local Legends program.

“As our world becomes more interconnected, the power of community spirit and support cannot be overlooked, and often it is just one good act that can be enough to inspire positive change. We are looking forward to hearing about the incredible stories of community spirit from around the country over the coming months and to continue to celebrate deserving Australians.” 

Demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to the LG Local Legends program, four previous winners have recently become advocates for the program, sharing their personal stories and what it has meant to them being named an LG Local Legend.

Julie Ruge, The Libby Rude Smile Fund:Following the death of her 19-year-old daughter, Libby in 2020, Julie launched a community initiative inspired by Libby’s ambition to study dentistry. ‘Bee Kind Like Libby’ is a fundraising program for the Libby Ruge Smile Fund that supports dental restoration for young adults.

Adele Jago, Sydney Search Dogs: Adele at Search Dogs Sydney dedicates thousands of hours every year to locate missing persons, such as those lost in the bush or as a result of natural and man-made disasters. Through her passion for protecting and rescuing others, she founded the not-for-profit organisation, Search Dogs 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. 

Mat Bowtell, Free 3D Hands: After a job redundancy sparked a re-evaluation of what mattered most to him, Mat decided to take his career as an engineer in a new direction. Inspired by the impact that one small act of kindness could have upon the life of a child with hand differences, Mat launched a charity dedicated to delivering free assistive devices through the power of 3D printing technology.

Alyshia Clarke, Dance 4 All: Combining her passions for education and dance, Alyshia established a program in her local community. As a pre-service teacher and allied health assistant, Alyshia observed the joy that creative arts brought to children with assisted needs. In February 2021, she decided to launch Dance 4 All – an inclusive dance school delivering specialised programs for children of all abilities.