Vote for Man Engine on social media

By Cornish Times in Arts

Cornwall’s Man Engine is aiming to win the UK’s Best Art Project in the National Lottery Awards - the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded projects.

And now the Man Engine’s fans can take to their social media accounts and channels to add votes to the mix on both Facebook and Twitter. 

The National Lottery team has opened up social voting (in addition to the phone and web voting options which are still available).

If you have a Twitter account you can cast a vote by tweeting or retweeting so long as you always add the hashtag #NLAManEngine to your post.  

And you can also vote on Facebook by going to the National Lottery Good Causes Facebook page @LotteryGoodCauses, finding the post with all of the Arts category contenders on it, and adding a comment to the Arts category post, again using the hashtag #NLAManEngine.

Votes will be accepted until midnight on July 27.  It is one vote per Facebook account.

If fans haven’t already voted via the website or telephone voting number, they can also still do this up until midnight on July 27.  The telephone number to call is  0844 836 9676  and people can also vote at, and searching for the Man Engine page in the Best Arts Project category.  

The Man Engine was Britain’s largest mechanical puppet, creating to celebrate the mining heritage of Cornwall and West Devon and seen by tens of thousands on his tour of historic sites last summer.

If the Man Engine garners enough votes and wins the category, he will receive a £5,000 cash prize to spend on the plans to bring him back out again.

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