Apps for Good award-winners announced

Student entrepreneurs from across the country announced as winners in Apps for Good Awards 2015

The winners of the national Apps for Good Awards 2015 have been announced at an event in London. 

The evening celebrated the next generation of problem solvers and digital makers: young people who are creating tech products to change their world for good.

At the event, 18 teams of students, aged between 12 and 19, pitched their app ideas to a panel of judges comprised of industry leaders in a bid to be crowned the winner in one of six theme-based categories. All teams also competed to be chosen as the winner of the People’s Choice Award in an online public vote.

The winning app teams are:

Category

Winning Team

School

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One Click Politics

Gets young people tuned into politics

Wick High School, Caithness

Sustainable Communities
Sponsored by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

GardenKing

Learn about the plants in your garden and how to care for them

Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith

Connected Communities
Sponsored by TalkTalk

Sound Clash

Listen to music with friends across multipledevices.

 

Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith

Productivity
Sponsored by SAP

BOOKd

Take your reading beyond the classroom

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, Amersham

Learning
Sponsored by Samsung

My World of Atoms

Brings the periodic table to life

The Boswells School, Chelmsford

Saving, Spending and Giving
Sponsored by Barclaycard

Jobs 4 You

Find and apply for student-friendly local work

Priestley College, Warrington

People’s Choice Award
Sponsored by Essence

Who Cares?

Supporting young carers across the UK

Denbigh High School, Luton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also at the awards, the Excellence Prize for Coding, which is powered by Facebook, was presented to Codecepts from Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, in recognition of the technical skills demonstrated in their competition entry. 

With the support of Apps for Good and their sponsors, the winners of the six thematic categories and the People’s Choice Award winner will now work with development agencies putitout and Gourmet Pixel to launch their apps on to the market in early 2016. 

Debbie Forster, co-CEO of Apps for Good said: “We’d like to offer our congratulations to all the winners this year! Once again, we’ve been really impressed by the careful thought and creativity displayed by the finalists, with all of the teams having worked exceptionally hard to create a product that can truly make a difference to their world. 

“We’d also like to thank our amazing educators and experts who have helped all our student teams this year.  Our mission at Apps for Good is to encourage students to take an interest in technology, by showing them how can be used to solve real-world solve problems and drive change, and I really feel that that was reflected in this year’s entries. We’re very excited to see the finished apps when they are launched on to the market in early 2016.” 

For more information on the winning student teams and their apps, please visit www.appsforgood.org

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