The past few weeks has seen some intense judging sessions with our Experts and Awards sponsors. We’ve been assessing hundreds of Apps For Good Awards entries from student teams from across the length and breadth of the country. Every panel concluded that they were very impressed by the high standard of app prototypes from the teams – this is a massive credit to teachers and students alike for their hard work as part of the Apps for Good course.
The final verdicts are now in and we have the pleasure of announcing our 18 Finalist Teams who will be joining us for the final round of judging to pick the Apps For Good Awards winners in London on 23rd June at the Barbican Centre:
The Finalist teams
Connected Communities – Sponsored by TalkTalk
Priestley College: Sweg Messenger
Shireland Collegiate Academy: Crime Time
Sutton Grammar School for Boys: Occasion Location
Information – Sponsored by Thomson Reuters
Stratford Girls’ Grammar School: I’m Okay
Westfields Junior School: Epic Sleepover
Bradley Stoke Community School: Autism Help 4 U
Learning – Sponsored by Samsung
Hymers College:Crypto Connex
Sutton Grammar School for Boys: MyStudio
The St Marylebone CE School: My Spelling Bee
My Planet – Sponsored by Thomson Reuters
Budehaven Community School: ShoreCast
Highgate Wood School: Water Works
Westfields Junior School: Wildlife Spotter
Wick High School: Chore Attack
Dr Challoner’s Grammar School: Accumulus
Runshaw College: You Snooze, You Lose Maze
Saving, Spending, Giving – Sponsored by Barclaycard
The Abbey School: Swapsies
The Wroxham School: Pocket Money Pig
What happens next
The Finalist teams will be working hard to get their pitches ready to face the Dragons at the Awards on 23 June. They’ll be getting extra support from our Experts and, on the day of the Awards, visiting some of the coolest companies in Tech City for some final pitch-practice.
The teams will pitch their ideas to our panel of Dragons on the 23rd June who are made up of industry experts, business leaders and the odd celebrity! These judges will decide the winner from each category which will be announced at our Awards Ceremony that evening.
The winning teams will then go on to become real life entrepreneurs, working with development agencies to launch their app on the market, with the support of Apps For Good and our Sponsors.
People’s Choice Award sponsored by Tech London Advocates – Brand New for 2014!
This year all Finalist teams are also up for the People’s Choice Award (PCA), which is decided through an online vote. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive the same prize as the thematic category winners – having their app developed and launched on to the market!
Voting will be live on the Apps for Good website from 16-23 June so keep an eye out on how you can cast your vote.
Coding Ninja Prizes
As well as our 18 Finalist teams, we will also be joined by our two ‘Coding Ninja’ Prize winners. These go to the teams who created the best working prototype through using coding as part of the overall Apps For Good course.
The Winners are:
Tech Ninja Winner – Altrincham Grammar School for Boys: SA (School Advisor) – sponsored by Nominet Trust
Social Ninja Winner – Dr Challoners Grammar School: Battle Tables – sponsored by Facebook
We are really excited to be welcoming all our teams to London later in the month to celebrate the next generation of problem solvers and digital makers. This is one of the highlights of the Apps for Good calendar and it is only thanks to the hard work of our Education Partners, Sponsors and Supporters that this year’s Awards are set to the biggest and most exciting yet!
Make sure you keep up to date with the latest news ahead of the Apps for Good Awards by following @AppsforGoodCDI on Twitter and using #AppsforGood
Once again, congratulations to all our Finalists!
If you want a look back at last year’s Awards, check out our Flickr page here. Also have a read at our new blog post that looks back at the 2013 Awards and the journey our student the winners went on.