Showcase info for students

Learn about our annual Showcase and how to enter

Get help with your entry

If you want extra support with your entry, or to see some winning examples from previous years, take a look at our Showcase 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 products. You can also get in touch by emailing our education team at education@appsforgood.org for personalised support.

Entrants

  • Feedback on their projects from volunteers from the tech industry
  • A certificate for entering
  • The opportunity to practise presenting their work to volunteers from leading tech companies

Shortlisted Entrants

  • Promotion on our social media channels & website
  • The opportunity to pitch their idea to a virtual panel of experts from leading businesses

Judges Favourites

  • Further promotion on our social media channels & website
  • Follow up engagement opportunities with the category supporter

An overview of the shortlisting criteria

We are looking for solutions that demonstrate innovative thinking and stand out from the rest. Judges' favourites 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.

Common questions from students

1. What happens after you enter?

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

2. What do the Judges look for?

See the judging criteria above.

3. How are the showcase entries 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 are selected to be showcased for each category.

4. When will teams know if they are being showcased?

Your teacher will be informed if your entry is being showcased by 13th May 2024.

5. What's expected of showcased submissions?

Showcased submissions get the chance to pitch virtually to a panel of experts in the week commencing 10th June 2024. Showcased entries will also compete for votes in our online People’s Choice Award.