Awards info for teachers

Help your students to prepare to enter the Awards

Introducing the Apps for Good Awards

Our national competition is open to all UK students who take part in Apps for Good courses. Empower and encourage your students to submit their projects through the student awards page.

See below for an overview of the judging criteria and how to help students prepare their awards entry. See the key dates on the awards overview page.

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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.

How to help teams prepare their entry

For your students to succeed in the Awards they will need to both meet our judging criteria and present an entry that stands out from the many we receive each year.

Competition rules

You should also familiarise yourself with the competition rules:

How submissions work

Students need to submit their entry on the student awards page. You'll be sent an email when a team enters, confirming their submission.

To reward your students for entering and for their great work, you can print out and fill in an Apps for Good certificate (below). You'll be emailed the links when your students submit their projects.

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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