Awards info for judges
Help us find the very best digital products
Thank you for helping us find this year's Finalists for the Apps for Good Awards, we really appreciate it.
We ask Experts and partners to help us judge and find the very best digital products from hundreds of entries. Winners are then chosen by our panels of Dragons at the annual Awards event.
To access the judging portal, please use the link in the judges email we sent you. Can't find the email? Email Freddie for help.
Judging opens Monday 29 April and closes Thursday 16 May.
An overview of the judging criteria
We are looking for solutions that demonstrate innovative thinking and stand out from the rest. Finalists and winners are selected by our judges from the industry.
Our judges are asked to:
- Provide constructive feedback via an optional comment box
- Rate submissions based on the three things below
How well does the solution address the problem?
Judges are looking for an innovative and thoroughly developed solution addressing a clearly defined and researched problem.
How well do the features and prototype bring the idea to life?
Judges 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?
Judges are looking for projects that are professionally presented and clear throughout.
What you need to know before reviewing entries
Typical questions from our judges
Why should I help judge?
Our student teams have worked hard to build digital products. You can help provide real-world feedback to budding young creatives and engineers.
How do I become a judge?
All of our Experts are automatically invited to judge. If you want to become an Expert, please sign up.
What if I lost my invitation email?
Email us and we will re-send the email which contains your unique judging link.
When does judging start?
Judging takes place from April to May every year.
How does judging work?
Judges review projects online and rate each submission. See an overview of the judging criteria above. If you decide to help judge, futher guidance to help you rate projects will be provided.
What will I need in order to judge?
Just a few minutes of your time, a computer and a pair of headphones.
What happens after judging?
We review the top rated projects, then select three Finalists for each category.
Where are the Awards?
This year the Awards will take place at Skills Matter, near Moorgate in Central London, on Tuesday 18th June. Doors to the marketplace open at 6pm.
Can I come to the Awards?
All of our Experts are invited. If you're signed up, we'll keep you posted.
How do I ask a different question?
Just email our education team and we'll do our best to answer your questions.
Apps for Good has turbo-charged the commitment of our students, with positive effects rippling out into all aspects of school life. It is really pleasing to witness some of our previously shy pupils taking to the stage to pitch ideas they care about.”
Paul Gallanagh, Teacher at Dunoon Grammar School in Scotland
Interested in judging entries as a team?
Some of our corporate partners enjoy judging and reviewing student projects. It’s a great team building activity and insightful for employees to see innovative ideas from young minds. To learn more about how to get involved with these shortlisting sessions, as well as other opportunities to engage, visit our page for partners or email firstname.lastname@example.org.