Celebrating the next generation of problem solvers and digital makers

A student presents their app at the 2013 Apps for Good Awards Marketplace.

The Apps for Good Awards celebrate the next generation of problem solvers and digital makers: young people aged 10-18 who have created an app that tackles an everyday problem or issue they’re passionate about.

The Apps for Good Awards invite all UK student teams taking the Apps for Good course at their school, learning centre or FE college to submit their problem-solving app prototype.

The top seven winning teams - selected from our 17,000 students and judged by our formidable panel of dragons - will become real world entrepreneurs, working with development agencies to launch their app on to the market, with the support of Apps for Good and our sponsors.


Introducing our six thematic categories for the students’ app ideas:

People's Choice Award

In an online vote held from 16-23 June, we're asking members of the public to select their favourite app idea from amongst our Finalist teams. Along with the six general category winners, the fan-favourite will be launched on to the market with the support of Apps for Good and our sponsors.

Apps for Good Dragons

On 23 June, the student app team Finalists will pitch their app ideas to our judging panels, who will select one winner in each category.

This year’s Dragons include:

Martha lane fox

Baroness Martha Lane Fox

Digital Champion and Founder, lastminute.com

Diana stepner

Diana Stepner

VP Innovation Partnerships and Developer Relations, Pearson

Gerard grech

Gerard Grech

CEO, Tech City UK

Christina scott

Christina Scott

CIO, Financial Times

Coding Ninja Prizes

This year’s Awards also recognise the coding whizzes in Apps for Good courses, with Coding Ninja Prizes for students in the course who have created the best working prototype.

  • Social Ninja

  • Tech Ninja

Apps for Good Awards Event

On 23 June, the winners of the Apps for Good Awards will be announced in a ceremony at the Barbican Centre in Tech City, where guests can meet the Finalist teams and hear about their app ideas. The fan favourite from public voting will also be unveiled.

Awards Accelerators

We pair up our finalist teams with some of the coolest companies in Tech City to help the students prepare to face the judges. The students get the chance to spend time in a tech office and receive advice on their pitches. This year’s Awards Accelerators are Airbnb, Decoded, Fluxx, Moo, Mint Digital, Moving Brands, SapientNitro, Unruly Media and We Are What We Do.

Sponsors and partners


Venue partner

Media partner

People's Choice Award partner