BT Young Pioneer Award 2019

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The BT Young Pioneer Award seeks to find the brightest new talent in the UK. We want to highlight the ways in which young people are tackling societal and environmental problems they care about through embracing technology. Previous projects have focused on areas such as; Environmental Sustainability, Mental Health and Tackling Disability.

Perhaps you have a project in mind which would tackle something like this?

If so, we want to hear from you!

What’s in it for you?

  • Finalists will have the opportunity to attend an exciting networking event at the iconic BT Tower.
  • Finalists will also receive tickets to explore Bletchley Park which was once the top-secret home of World War 2 codebreakers.
  • The winner of the BT Young Pioneer Award will receive £5,000 which can be spent within the BT shop on exciting new technology to help support their pioneering work.
  • The winner will also receive a tailored development day with BT experts.
  • Please note there are terms and conditions relating to this prize.
Water Watcher, BT Young Pioneer Award Winners 2018
BT Young Pioneer Award Winners 2018 Water Watcher with Kate Russell, Liz Williams and Mark Walker.

Who is the award open to?

The BT Young Pioneer Award is open to anyone between the ages of 9 – 18. An individual or group (5 people max) can enter, and you must have a base within in the UK. It’s free to enter. Finalists will need to show:

  • How an ingenious tech idea is transforming lives/society/environment
  • How they are meeting a clearly identified need/problem they care about
  • How their project differs from that already available on the market
  • How they intend to develop or grow their project

Why is Tech4Good important?

BT Young Pioneer Award 2019

Once you have completed your contact details (Step 1) you can save the form at any time and return to it later.

Step 1 of 2

  • Please provide a daytime telephone number in case we need to contact you urgently about this entry
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  • For example, teacher, parent, etc


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