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AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards open for entry

AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards open for entry

The AbilityNet Tech4Good are now seeking entries for 2016.

The awards recognise organisations and individuals who use to improve the lives of others and benefit their communities.

Last year’s awards received over 200 entries, resulting in 27 finalists. This year there are seven categories, as well as three special awards. The awards are free to enter and open to any charity, business, individual, social enterprise, school, college, university or any other public body with a base in the UK.

Entry is via the Tech4Good site and closes at 5pm on 6th May.

The categories are:

  • AbilityNet Accessibility Award: software, hardware or other digital innovation that transforms the lives of disabled people.
  • BT MyDonate Fundraising Award: unique examples of how technology has helped people, charities and businesses with charitable fundraising.
  • Community Impact Award: charities, businesses or individuals using digital technology to transform their community.
  • Digital Health Award: using computers, the internet and other digital technologies to deliver health and well-being to individuals or communities.
  • Digital Skills Award: innovative ways of helping people of any age to acquire the skills they need for the digital age.
  • IT Volunteer of the Year Award: celebrating individuals who use their digital skills to make a difference to the lives of others.
  • Young Pioneer Award: for inspiring examples of how young people, under the age of 18, are using technology to meet a need or tackle a problem that they care about.

The three special awards are:

  • Tech4Good People’s Award
  • Judges’ Special Award
  • Winner of Winners Award

 

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.

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