Apps for Good Awards Finalists 2020

49626412872_62a107879d_cIt is with great, great pleasure that we announce this year’s finalists for the Apps for Good {Virtual} Awards 2020 But first, permit a small message from us.

We want to take this time to acknowledge the absolutely incredible feat completed by all the students and teachers (and parents too). They have overcome so much to get their entries together this year. So much has happened since the beginning of term, when many were sitting down to begin their projects. We’ve had students working as teams across Zoom to complete their applications, young people who have picked up a home study course and completed their projects independently. This takes tenacity, strength and motivation that each student should be incredibly proud of. Every entry tackled a real-world problem and presented fantastic innovative solutions with technology which gave us so much hope for the future. Well done all of you. 

The finalists are;

Digital Explorers – Supported by The Lego Group

This category showcases the best app ideas from younger students
ThinkAgain – An app to support families impacted by childhood dementia – Denbigh High School
Q-Pid – An app designed to help you avoid queues – Dunoon Grammar School
Safety Net – helps teens stay safe – Caerleon Comprehensive School

Future Technologists – Supported by BNY Mellon

This category showcases future tech talent from across the UK
epiCpen – a Smart EpiPen that tracks usage and sends alerts – Dunoon Grammar School 
Global Health Service– access to medical appointments and services all in one place – Trinity Church of England High School & Sixth Form 
GnasherSnapper –  provides better dental health for children – The St Marylebone CE School

Founders & Leaders – Supported by Eight Roads

This category awards the best social enterprise ideas
Sandspace – helps find the quietest beaches – Agrupamento de Escolas Dr. Serafim Leite
AI Noise Sensor– improve noise pollution management at noise-sensitive sites – City of London School
MON – help prepare for your financial future – Dr Challoner’s Grammar School

Community Heroes – Supported by Vodafone

This category focuses on ideas that impact students’ local community
Helpzone – provides anonymous support for young people – Rosshall Academy
INeed Recipes – provides healthy and affordable recipe guide for your family – Denbigh High School
iNav – a helping hand to navigate our digital age – Dr Challoner’s Grammar School

Global Innovators – Supported by Spotify

This category rewards cutting-edge digital ideas tackling global problems
Restshare – helps get excess food to those who need it the most – Somers High School
Adventures – Enjoy the outdoors wherever you are – South Wilts Grammar School
Space bubble – Helping teens cope with mental health issues – Bridgwater & Taunton College

While our judges deliberate over the finalists, you can choose YOUR favourite by voting for the People’s Choice Award, generously supported by Marsh Global. You have until midnight on the 25th of June to cast your vote!

Every year we celebrate the teachers, schools and experts who have supported all the young people through their Apps for Good courses. Today we’d love to say a very special thank you to;

Jo Newell from Harris Academy in Bermondsey – our Teacher of the Year
The Misbourne School in Buckinghamshire – our School of the Year
Daniel Mullings from Techembrace – our Expert of the Year

Join us on the 26th of June on Twitter from noon to celebrate the wonderful achievements of everyone who took part this year and find out who the winners are in our glittering (twittering?) awards ceremony. 

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