The applause has died down, trophies carried home with pride and certificates most probably now being framed and mounted on office walls across the country – this year’s Digital Challenge Awards programme is finally over.
Our congratulations to all the Finalists, the runners-up and the trophy winners in each of the six categories. Perhaps even more important than last night’s awards ceremony were the two conference sessions at NextGen 13 when 20 of the finalists presented vignettes of their work. The real impacts of the digital economy were on display – lifting delegates’ minds from the ongoing battle-front for better broadband and delivering great and diverse examples of what it all means for ordinary people and businesses.
They may only have been a runner-up in the Digital Skills category but Rachel Barratt of Enfield Libraries was a star as she recounted how six-form students were patiently helping the over 50’s – and how both the youngsters and the elderly benefitted from the experience. This ‘intergenerational project’ was just one example of how Tinder deserved to win the main award – the Tinder Foundation’s ‘learn my way’ course fuelled the Enfield project but Tinder actually scooped the prize for their Digital Housing Hub.
These and other stories are now available online .
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who took part.