Awards info for students

Learn about our annual Awards and how to enter

Submissions are open for 2021!

Entries for our 2021 Annual Apps for Good Awards are now open! Explain the features and submit videos and wireframes of your project to this form for the chance to be crowned winners.

Submit your entry here

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Get help with your application

If you want extra support on your application, or to see some winning examples from previous years, take a look at our Awards entry support page. You can see presentations on how to prepare a pitch, how to make a video, and profiles on some of the best Apps to come through our competition.

Awards entry support

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What students get

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All entrants get

  • Feedback on their projects
  • A certificate for entering (ask your teacher, parent or guardian about this)
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All finalists get

  • Promotion on our social media channels & website
  • The opportunity to pitch your idea to a virtual panel of dragons
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All winners get

  • An Apps for Good trophy
  • Featured on the Apps for Good Website
  • A £20 Amazon Voucher

An overview of the shortlisting criteria

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

Our shortlisters 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?

Shortlisters 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?

Shortlisters 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?

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

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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.”

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Marcos, former student from Luton in England

Common questions from students

1. What happens after our team enters?

Your teacher will be sent an email to confirm you have entered the Apps for Good Awards. The email will also include a record of what you entered into the Awards submissions form.

2. What do the Judges look for?

See the judging criteria above.

3. How are the Finalists chosen?

All entries are sent to a team of Shortlisters, where they're reviewed and rated several times. The Apps for Good team then reviews the ratings and comments for the projects. Based on this information, 3 Finalist teams are selected for each category.

4. When will teams know if they are a Finalist?

Your teacher, parent or guardian will be informed if you’ve made it to the Finals on 21st May 2021.

5. What's expected of Finalists?

Finalists get the chance to pitch virtually to a panel of Dragons in the week commencing 14th June 2021. Finalists will also compete for votes in our online People’s Choice Award.