The highpoint of the UK’s Digital Challenge Awards programme was a dinner and presentation at the House of Lords yesterday evening hosted by Lord Erroll. ( digital-challenge-awards-2016-results-announced-13-oct-final )
The 6th (2016) edition of this competition was launched last January with an Open Call for Nominations. The Digital Challenge Awards programme has no predetermined Awards Categories – it is only when the Open Call closes that organisers can see the latest digital application trends and then sift through the nominations. This process keeps the competition fresh and resulted in awards this year for projects in emergent categories such as Digital Healthcare and Local Economic Development.
Unlike many other Awards programmes the Digital Challenge has a strong project focus – and the teams who delivered the work were well represented at the presentation event. Despite being from very different fields and at varying stages in their digital transformation journeys, what they all have in common are the great challenges of identifying real needs, seeking out innovative solutions and then evaluating their impacts. And by summarising their endeavours in submissions to the judging panel they all make huge contributions to a wealth of case study material to inspire others.
The 2016 Digital Challenge was supported by O2 Telefonica UK. Further details will be posted shortly at http://www.nextgenevents.co.uk/awards