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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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Time Out editors

The Time In Awards are a reader-voted celebration of the best responses to the 2020 lockdown in Sydney, 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 6,254 of you did. There are 24 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....


Favourite Instagram Cooking Star

Voters also loved: Nat's What I Reckon; Adam Liaw; Josh Niland

Favourite Restaurant Produce Box

Voters also loved: Firedoor; Kitchen by Mike; Sixpenny

Favourite "At-Home" Restaurant Experience

Voters also loved: Chin Chin; Indu; Mr Niland at Home

Favourite Feel-Good Food Initiative

Voters also loved: Soup of Human Kindness by Parliament on King; Free dinners by Sagra; Hospo4Hospo by Bloodwood

Favourite Restaurant Reinvention

Voters also loved: Marta's weekend bakery; Bar M's grocery store; Brooklyn Boy Bagels' drive-through

Favourite Iso Eating Indulgence

Voters also loved: Gelato Messina's cookie pie; Bennett St Dairy's choc chip cookie dough; Cheese Therapy's cheese boxes


Favourite Cocktail Delivery Service

Voters also loved: Dulcie's; Tequila Mockingbird; Jacoby's

Favourite "At-Home" Bar Experience

Voters also loved: House of Pocket; Jacoby's; the Rio

Favourite ‘Bootleg’ Bottle Shop

Voters also loved: Bart Mart by Bart Jr; the Roosevelt; Wine Library

Favourite Boozy Hand Sanitiser

Voters also loved: Yulli's Brews; Young Henrys; Four Pillars


Favourite Arts Livestream

Voters also loved: ACO HomeCasts; Twisted Element: The Appointment; STC Virtual

Favourite Digital Arts Platform

Aboriginal Contemporary and Ernabella Arts
Art Gallery of NSW Together in Art
The Australian Ballet, Ballet TV
Bangarra Nandhu
Casula Powerhouse digital program 
Sydney Chamber Opera and Carriageworks, Breaking Glass
Head On(line) Photo Festival
Museum of Contemporary Art, Your MCA
Sydney Writers Festival podcast series
Sydney Opera House, From Our House to Yours WINNER!

Voters also loved: 22nd Biennale of Sydney: Nirin; Campbelltown Arts Centre Online Program; 4A Digital

Favourite Kids’ Arts Content

Voters also loved: Art Gallery of NSW: Together In Art Kids; Australian Museum Homeschool Resources; ATYP On Demand

Favourite Music Livestream or Stream

Voters also loved: Kate Ceberano Live; Powderfinger: One Night Lonely; Create or Die Live

Favourite Music Festival or Event

Voters also loved: Delivered Live; Triple J Requestival; Glitterbox Virtual Festival


Get Lit at Home Award for Favourite Online Party 

Voters also loved: Room 2 Radio; the Dollar Bin Darlings’ Doomsday Disco; Surry Hills Live

Iso-Overachiever Award for Favourite Way to Upskill

Voters also loved: The Deaf Society's Sign Online; the Australian Ballet's At Home with Studios; Fender Online Guitar Lessons

Favourite DIY Kit

Voters also loved: Cork and Canvas Creativity Kit; Crockd DIY Clay Kit; Bondi Clay ClayKit

Favourite Ooh-worthy Animal Livestreams

Voters also loved: Symbio Wildlife Park; Melbourne Zoo; Australian Reptile Park

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

Voters also loved: Sydney Vintage Dance Studio; Flow Athletic; Alex Dyson’s Zoomba 

Favourite Virtual Experience

Voters also loved: From Covid to Canvas virtual tour of AGNSW with Verushka Darling; Cork and Canvas online painting classes; Escape Hunt original games


Favourite Cheerer Upper

Voters also loved: Nat’s What I Reckon; friendly neighbours; Potts Point rooftop opera singers

Favourite Iso Trend

Voters also loved: Banana bread; painting; cocktail deliveries

Community Spirit Award

Voters also loved: Adopt a Healthcare Worker; the Darlo Pantry; Aus Clap for Our Carers

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