Awards info for judges

Help us find the very best digital products

Hello Judges!

Thank you for helping us find this year's Finalists for the Apps for Good Awards, we really appreciate it.

We ask Experts and partners to help us judge and find the very best digital products from hundreds of entries. Winners are then chosen by our virtual panels of Dragons.

Photo - primary students pitch to Dragons
Photo - Booksy team pitches at the Awards

An overview of the judging criteria

We are looking for solutions that demonstrate innovative thinking and stand out from the rest. Finalists and winners are selected by our judges from the industry.

Our judges are asked to:

  • Provide constructive feedback via an optional comment box
  • Rate submissions based on the three things below

1. Idea

How well does the solution address the problem?

Judges are looking for an innovative and thoroughly developed solution addressing a clearly defined and researched problem.

2. Product

How well do the features and prototype bring the idea to life?

Judges are looking for thoughtful and user-centered features and an excellent working prototype.

3. Overall project

How well presented and clear is the overall project?

Judges are looking for projects that are professionally presented and clear throughout.

What you need to know before reviewing entries

We have created a pack to support you in helping us find the best student entries. The pack will help you to understand what we are looking for, and how to judge an entry.

Download the judging pack now: Word / PDF / Google

Typical questions from our judges

Why should I help judge?

Our student teams have worked hard to build digital products. You can help provide real-world feedback to budding young creatives and engineers.

How do I become a judge?

All of our Experts are automatically invited to judge. If you want to become an Expert, please sign up.

What if I lost my invitation email?

Email us and we will re-send the email which contains your unique judging link.

When does judging start?

Judging will take place in May this year.

How does judging work?

Judges review projects online and rate each submission. See an overview of the judging criteria above. If you decide to help judge, futher guidance to help you rate projects will be provided.

What will I need in order to judge?

Just a few minutes of your time, a computer and a pair of headphones.

What happens after judging?

We review the top rated projects, then select three Finalists for each category.

Where are the Awards?

This year due to COVID-19 we have moved the Awards to a completely virtual experience. Winners will be announced on our social media channels on 26th June 2020.

How do I ask a different question?

Just email our education team and we'll do our best to answer your questions.

Quote symbol

Apps for Good has turbo-charged the commitment of our students, with positive effects rippling out into all aspects of school life. It is really pleasing to witness some of our previously shy pupils taking to the stage to pitch ideas they care about.”

Person – Paul Gallanagh

Paul Gallanagh, Teacher at Dunoon Grammar School in Scotland

Interested in judging entries as a team?

Some of our corporate partners enjoy judging and reviewing student projects. It’s a great team building activity and insightful for employees to see innovative ideas from young minds. To learn more about how to get involved with these shortlisting sessions, as well as other opportunities to engage, visit our page for partners or email