Kathryn Miller, won last year's TalkTalk Digital Heroes Healthy Award for her digital work to promote healthy living.
She developed a new app, Gluten-free on the move, to help Coelic disease sufferers track their meals, and since the award Kathyrn has gone on to launch an online assessment tool which helps detect whether you could be suffering from the disease.
The TalkTalk annual Digital Heroes competition is back with a bang this year, and they’re on the hunt the UK’s most extraordinary technology pioneers - and they want to hear from you.
The awards celebrate small-scale projects having a BIG impact on communities thanks to the powerful combination of technology, hard work and passion.
The winners will receive £5,000 of funding to enhance their projects; the Next Generation winner will receive £4,000 and a MacBook Air to give them a further boost.
The overall winner will be announced at the House of Commons and granted £10,000 prize money.
Find out more information on the awards and how to enter at www.talktalkdigitalheroes.co.uk.
Are YOU a Digital Hero?
If you are or know someone making a big impact through technology and would benefit from more funding TalkTalk wants to help.
You can nominate by simply visiting: Digital Heroes nominate your hero now.
The 10 categories
There are 10 TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards, including for the first time a new category for Internet Safety, in partnership with parenting advice platform Internet Matters.
Employment: If you know someone who is trying to get people back to work, go ahead and let them be known.
Healthy Living: Technology has got a bad reputation for getting people out of shape, so let’s give a hi-five to those using tech to kick Britain back into shape.
Silver surfer: Technology is for everyone and this hero loves to show the older generation how to get the most from tech - from email to new messaging platforms like WhatsApp.
Skills: Tutorials, workshops, one on one sessions, you name it, they do it. This hero believes that sharing is caring and won’t stop until their knowledge has been shared with everyone.
Volunteer: This hero helps harness tech for good but not just for the money. It’s because they just believe in helping others. Let’s give them the boost they need to keep on doing it!
Fundraising: Charities and fundraisers need all the help they can get; this hero uses technology to help them raise money through donations.
Next Generation: The next Facebook or Pinterest could be in the making right now, right next door to you. If you know a young internet self-starter with a great idea, let them be known!
Education: Teachers and technology make the world go round, so how about the person who goes above and beyond to ensure no one is left behind.
Sustainability: The environment is under attack, and this hero believes that technology can help save our planet.
Internet Safety: The internet can be a dangerous place and this hero is dedicated to helping children and young people navigate new technology and the internet in safety.