Entries are open to the second annual UK Technology4Good Awards, and must be submitted by 18 May 2012. The awards, which are free to enter, recognise the many ways in which technology contributes to the greater good in the form of innovation, community impact, volunteering and fundraising.
This year’s awards were launched in March by Communications Minister, Ed Vaizey and TV presenter, Mariella Frostrup, who will compère the awards ceremony. They urged businesses, charities, schools, social enterprises and individuals to enter the awards.
Last year’s inaugural awards attracted over 250 entries.
This year’s categories are:
• Accessibility Award
• BT Get IT Together Award
• Community Impact Award
• Community Voices Award
• Fundraising Award
• Innovation Award
• IT Volunteer of the Year Award
• Working Together Award
Technology4Good is run by e-accessibility charity, AbilityNet and has secured sponsorship from BT and other technology companies.
Last year, Lifelites, a charity which brings digital fun and learning opportunities to 5,000 children in hospices nationwide, won both the Accessibility Award and the Best in Show category.