Broadband customers still have another week to make their nominations for the 2011 Digital Heroes Awards.
The competition, organised by broadband provider TalkTalk, was originally scheduled to end last week.
But having been "overwhelmed by the number of inspirational nominations", the firm has extended the deadline until Sunday September 18th.
Mark Schmid, Communications Director at TalkTalk, commented: "If you know someone who is using technology for positive social change then don't delay in nominating them for the awards."
He explained that there are 12 regional grants of £5,000 up for grabs, with one overall winner set to receive £10,000.
Each of the local winners – one from each region of the UK – will be decided by the public and invited to an awards ceremony at the House of Lords.
The overall winner will be decided by a judging panel consisting of TalkTalk Chairman Charles Dunstone, UK Digital Champion Martha Lane Fox and Daily Mirror Editor Richard Wallace.