Who can enter


The DigitalAgenda Impact Awards are open to any UK-founded or operating organisation – whether in the business, non-profit or public sector – with a tech product or service that is looking to make the world a better place.

Award categories


  • Education – technologies that are transforming both teaching and learning, in schools, universities or online.
  • Employment & skills – technology that is changing ways into work, and work itself, as well as initiatives to improve people’s skills and access to talent.
  • Health – technology that is improving healthcare knowledge and treatment, as well as people’s ability to lead healthier and happier lives.
  • Money – technologies that make it easier for people to save and spend, and that improve access to and the quality of financial services.


  • Cities – digital initiatives that improve urban places and spaces, making them better places to live, work and play.
  • Climate – technologies that help us manage and understand environmental change better, and that encourage greener living and ways of doing business.
  • Food – technologies that are changing how food is produced, distributed and consumed, and that improve access to better food and reduce waste.
  • Smart – initiatives that use connected physical devices at home and across towns and cities to make life easier and better for all of us.


  • Business transformation – products and projects that make business, government and non-profits more effective and better, happier places to work.
  • Social and economic transformation – outward-facing initiatives from business, government and non-profits that are changing the wider world for the better.
  • Investment – the best in impact funding provided by investors and backers of all kinds, across all platforms and funding routes.
  • Sharing & partnership  – digital initiatives that help us share our resources better, or where collaboration creates a product or service that improves people’s lives.

When to enter

The entry deadline is Friday January 20 at 11.59pm.

Entry process

Entering the DigitalAgenda Impact Awards is free using the online application form. The awards are open for entries until the January 20 closing date.

Judging criteria

Entries will be judged against five criteria:

  • idea – your core proposition
  • product – the digital innovation you offer
  • team – the people working on your project
  • ability – how you plan to grow your take-up and reach
  • impact – how you make a positive social and/or economic change.

Entry text should not exceed 150 words for each of the five criteria.

Entry text could include:

  • Details of growth
  • Team record
  • Examples of positive social, environmental and/or economic change
  • Outstanding achievements
  • Project wins
  • Industry recognition
  • Future plans and projections
  • Testimonials from clients.

The judging panel may request additional information after the deadline should this be needed.

All nominations received before the deadline will be considered by our panel.

Details of all entries will be kept confidential and shared only with our judging panel.


Award winners will receive a hand-crafted trophy, along with guaranteed ongoing editorial coverage over the following year. Other benefits will be announced shortly.

Attendance at the awards

All shortlisted entrants are given one complimentary ticket to attend the awards afternoon when the winners will be announced. Additional tickets cost £49 + VAT each for the awards and after party, or £35 + VAT for the after party only.

Ticket sales are now open.


Julian Blake – DigitalAgenda (chair of judges)
Mike Butcher MBE – TechCrunch
Simon Davey – Cass Centre for Charitable Effectiveness
Ed Evans – Nominet Trust
Ellie Hale – CAST
Andrew Huddart – Fast Forward London
Katz Kiely – Kiely & Co
Mike Mompi – ClearlySo
Kate Sandle – B Lab
Jess Stacey – Bethnal Green Ventures
Pete Trainor – Nexus CX
Jess Tyrrell – Ustwo.

Additional advisors

Jon Kingsbury – Knowledge Transfer Network
Doug McWilliams – CEBR
Alessandro Palmieri – Impact Hub King’s Cross
Adizah Tejani – Filanthropy
Alex Vail – Digital Catapult.

Terms and conditions of entry

Organisations/individuals/groups may be nominated for more than one category.

The judging panel reserves the right to consider an entry in a different to the one it is submitted into.

Entries received after the deadline may not be considered.

All entries must be submitted online using the online entry form.

Additional information may be requested after the deadline.

The judges’ decision is final.

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