Nominations open for Tech4Good Awards 2015
4 March 2015
Nominations are open for the Tech4Good Awards 2015 – celebrating people who use digital technology to make the world a better place.
Entry is free and open to any business, charity, individual or public body with a base in the UK.
This is the fifth year of the Awards, which are organised by e-accessibility charity AbilityNet and supported by BT. Last year’s winners included Peek, who won the Digital Health Award for their smartphone app that helps diagnose cataracts in developing countries. SpecialEffect won the Accessibility Award for their work helping disabled people play computer games, whilst BuffaloGrid won the BT Ingenious Award for an innovative solar-powered phone charger to be used in remote communities in Africa. Find out more details about all the past winners.
Also recognised last year was Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, the not-for-profit encyclopedia that is available in 287 languages and is the 5th most popular website on the planet. He received the Judges Special Award in recognition of the incredible contribution Wikipedia makes to sharing knowledge and information around the globe.
Entries are open until 8 May and anyone can nominate themselves or someone else in any one of seven categories, which are: Accessibility Award, BT Ingenious Award, Community Impact Award, Digital Health Award, Digital Skills Award, IT Volunteer of the Year Award and Young People’s Award.
Judges include business people, charities, academics and journalists and others with specialist knowledge of how tech is used for social good.
Nigel Lewis, AbilityNet CEO, said: “This is the fifth year of these unique Awards, which recognize people from all walks of life who are using the amazing power of technology to help other people. I am always staggered by the commitment, innovation and ingenuity shown by the people who enter the Awards and it is fantastic to be helping to shine a light on their incredible achievements.”