After yesterday’s fantastic launch event at the top of BT Tower, we’re pleased to announce that entries are now open for the Tech4Good Awards 2015.
We would like to thank all of our guest speakers for sharing their inspiring stories. It was heartwarming to hear success stories from UCanDoIT and SpecialEffect, and to see the incredible impact winning a Tech4Good Award has had on their organisations.
We also remembered Professor Stephen Hawking’s win in 2012, and listened back to his acceptance speech.
Keep an eye on the Tech4Good Awards YouTube channel – we’ll be uploading video interviews with winners, sponsors and supporters very soon, and to enter yourself or another individual, organisation or business, visit our Enter Now page and tell us why you or they should win a Tech4Good Award.
We rely on the general public to let us know who should win these Awards. Tell us about your local community project, a volunteer with your organisation that goes above and beyond their duties to support service users, a new start-up that’s using digital technology to help disabled people, or a charity that’s found an innovative way to help people of all ages to acquire the digital skills they need.
Last year we received over 200 nominations across seven Award categories. This year we’re hoping to smash this number. Our expert panel of judges last year included Hannah Cockroft MBE, John Mulholland, Editor of the Observer, and Rachel Beer, organiser of NFP Tweetup, and together with 13 other judges read each and every nomination, with the difficult task of turning 200 nominations into 23 finalists. This year we’re hoping to make it even harder for them.
Here’s a reminder of this year’s seven Tech4Good Awards categories:
- Accessibility Award
- BT Ingenious Award
- Community Impact Award
- Digital Health Award
- Digital Skills Award
- IT Volunteer of the Year Award
- Youth Award
Our Tech4Good in Action page is a great place to find out who has won in the past four years. It’s so important to celebrate the hard work, knowledge and dedication that people put into making the world a better, more inclusive place – but we need your help in finding out about them.
Follow us on Twitter at @Tech4GoodAwards and use the hashtag #Tech4GoodAwards to tell us who you’ll be nominating in this year’s Tech4Good Awards. Nominations close on Friday 8th May at 5pm.
All photos by Sarah Lloyd.