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Time In Awards – the winners

The city has voted for its favourite lockdown legends, and here's who won

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The Time In Awards are a reader-voted celebration of the best responses to the 2020 lockdown in Melbourne, paying tribute to the people and things that have done so much to enhance our iso-life these past three months. 

Time In’s editors compiled a list of nominees then we threw it open to the public to vote on the winners, and 6,718 of you did. There are 23 awards in five categories: Food; Drink; Arts and Museums; Entertainment; and Homebound Heroes.

These awards are made possible thanks to Impos, Australia’s leading point of sale system; Moon Dog refreshing craft beers; and makers of chic uniforms Cargo Crew.

The nominees and winners are....

FOOD

Favourite Restaurant Grocery Offering

Voters also loved: La Tienda; Smith and Daughters; Dexter’s Deli

Favourite “At-home” Restaurant Experience – Fine Dining

Voters also loved: Estelle; Maha; Bar Liberty

Favourite “At Home” Restaurant Experience – Everyday Gems

A1 Bakery WINNER!
Babajan
Capitano
Cibi
Dainty Sichuan
Daughter in Law
Din Tai Fung
Hakata Gensuke
Jinda Thai
Juanita Peaches
Miznon
Northern Git
Oasis Bakery
Saba’s Ethiopian
Stalactites
Super Ling

Voters also loved: La Tienda, Goldeluck's Bakeshop, The Recreation Bistro and Bottleshop

Favourite Food & Drink Reinvention

Voters also loved: Scopri food boxes; O My farm and seafood boxes; Atlas masterclasses

Favourite Community Food & Drink Initiative

Voters also loved: Sibling providing meals and pantry good for people at risk; Moroccan Soup Bar feeding healthcare workers; Hector's Deli + Asylum Seekers Resource Centre

Favourite Lasagne

Voters also loved: Umberto's; That's Amore; Icecream Social's vegan lasagne

DRINK

Favourite Cocktail Delivery Service

Voters also loved: Kitty Somerset; Atticus Finch; Ugly Duckling

Favourite Overall Booze Delivery

Voters also loved: Jamsheed Wines; Blackhearts and Sparrows; the Alps

Favourite Boozy Hand Sanitiser

Voters also loved: Animus; the Gospel Distillers; Ned Whisky

ARTS AND MUSEUMS

Favourite Digital Arts Platform 

Voters also loved: Cream Town; Chapel off Chapel; ACMI Virtual Cinémathèque

Favourite Stream or Livestream

Voters also loved: Human Rights Film Festival; Delivered Live; Virtual Victorian Opera

Favourite Interactive Arts Class or Activity

Voters also loved: Cork and Canvas; Ballarat International Foto Biennale Mass Isolation Project; ACCA Artivities

Favourite Music Livestream or Stream

Voters also loved: The State of Music; Melbourne Digital Concert Hall; Delivered Live

Favourite Virtual Music Festival or Event

Voters also loved: Powderfinger: One Night Lonely; Defected Virtual Festival; Triple J Requestival

ENTERTAINMENT

Favourite Virtual Experience

Voters also loved: Cooped-up Cabaret; Helen Bidou: Bidou Zooms; Northside Wines Virtual Tasting

Movers and Shakers Award for Favourite Way to Get Moving from Home

Voters also loved: Coreplus Connected; Good Vibes Yoga Virtual Classes; Anna’s Go-Go Academy

Favourite Ooh-worthy Animal Livestreams

Voters also loved: Phillip Island Penguin Burrow Camera; Taronga Zoo; Sea Life Sunshine Coast Seal Presentation

Iso-Overachiever Award for Favourite Way to Upskill 

Voters also loved: Maha Cooking Classes with Shane Delia; Nat’s What I Reckon; Hamish Blake and Ben Shewry Ultimate Romantic Cook-a-Long Cook-In

Get Lit at Home Award for Favourite Online Party 

Voters also loved: Hot Dub Time Machine; Razzamatazz Indie Disco at Home; Wham Bam Thank You Fam 

Are We There Yet Award for Favourite Online Content for Kids

Voters also loved: ABC Kids; Arts Centre Melbourne; ACCA

HOMEBOUND HERO AWARDS 

Favourite Cheerer Upper

Voters also loved: Nat’s What I Reckon; Victorian Opera’s Carlos washing his hands; Carla O’Brien’s facemasks on trees

Favourite Iso Trend

  • Animal streams
  • Boozy hand sanitiser
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Meteor watching
  • Pottery kits
  • Sourdough WINNER!
  • TikTok dance routines

Voters also loved: Baking; Banana bread; Zoom Trivia

Community Spirit Award

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