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Nominations open for the 2016 Tech4Good Awards 

17 March 2016

The awards showcase the amazing people and organisations using digital technology to make the world a better place.

Have you come across any life-enhancing technical wizardry? Something that demonstrates how technology can help people?

If so, why not encourage its entry into this year’s Tech4Good Awards?

The awards celebrate innovations in technology that improve the lives of others. We’ve sponsored them since their launch six years ago.

And this year, we’re giving prizes in two award categories. They are the BT MyDonate fundraising award, for technical innovation in fundraising, and the Young Pioneers award, which supports our tech literacy programme.

Tech4Good Awards 2016

Chris Bilton, BT director of research & technology, and Anna Easton, BT group sustainable business director, will be on the judging panel this year.

Anna said: “The award scheme is the only one of its kind that highlights the many charities, businesses, individuals and volunteers across the UK who use digital technology to make the world a better place.”

Since 2011, more than 1,000 entries have showcased examples of the good that technology can do. And more than 50 winners have been crowned for their game-changing contribution to society.

Winning ideas range from low-cost 3D-printed bionic limbs to apps that support LGBT teenagers. From talking cashpoints to simplified internet buttons.

“So many ideas have been simple but stunning,” said Anna. “They’re often the ‘why didn’t I think of that?’ type of idea.

“The judges have always had a tough time picking the winners. And I’m sure it will be just as difficult this year.”

Entry is now open. Both individuals and organisations in the UK can enter.

And you can nominate anyone – either yourself or someone else.

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