An annual celebration of young innovators from across the UK
About the Apps for Good Awards
Every year we hold an awards celebration where we recognise our top student teams from across the UK. The Awards are an amazing opportunity for our community to get together and celebrate some of the solutions that our students have designed during our courses.
Finalists are young innovators who've come together in teams to use apps, Internet of Things or machine learning to solve a problem that matters to them.
To celebrate the wide range of achievements of our students, we have multiple award categories, which we deliver together with our our partners.
How the Awards work
Students complete a course
Students prepare and submit their entries
Entries are sent to our partners for Shortlisting, and Finalists are selected
Awards day is held, and Winners are selected by a panel of Judges (aka Dragons) after all Finalists have pitched their ideas
Judging and Shortlisting
Our Judges and Shortlisters look at a number of different things when choosing who gets through as Finalists and Winners at the Awards. Overall, we look for teams whose solutions are:
Solving a chosen problem in an innovative way
Catering for the chosen market
How to enter
Once you sign up for a course, there will be more information available on the dashboard telling you how to prepare for and enter the Awards.
Key Awards dates
January 2019: competition opens
April 2019: entry deadline
May 2019: Finalists announced
June 2019: Awards day in London
Eventually, the presenter read out our team name. With excitement and a sense of relief, my team members and I went up the stage and collected our Award. Everyone was clapping, and it was one of the best moments that I have ever experienced.”
former student from Luton in England
Why students should participate
Builds confidence. Taking part will help students have confidence in themselves and their work
Broadens horizons. Finalists get to travel to London and meet other students from across the UK and industry professionals
Develops public speaking skills. Finalists will pitch their app idea to industry experts in front of 200 people
Boosts CVs. Future employers will be impressed to see that students reached the finals of a national competition
It's fun! Students will visit partner offices across London and have a great time they'll always remember