Entering an IT award takes time, effort and isn’t very cheap, so why bother? It’s not all just about good PR and getting publicity for your company’s brand or product.
Winning an award that’s relevant to your business offers credibility and can help remind your clients why they chose you in the first place.
New for 2012, this is our updated list of some of the best and most interesting UK technology awards (with upcoming deadlines). We wish you the best if you enter them. If you need help from a technology PR agency in writing awards, please contact us – we’ve got a great track record in helping clients win and secure nominations.
|Institution of Engineering and Technology||31 July 2012||The IET Innovation Awards celebrate the very best innovations in science, engineering and technology.The 15 categories span the breadth of the IET’s remit and are judged by a panel of experts in their field.Winners not only receive a stylish trophy, but benefit from extensive media coverage to the entire IET membership and beyond.|
|TechWorld Awards||1 August 2012||The Techworld Awards have firmly established themselves as the major infrastructure and networking awards event in the IT calendar.Recognising both products and users, the Techworld Awards highlight innovation on all sides of the IT industry.|
|James Dyson Foundation||2 August 2012||The James Dyson Award is an international student design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers.It is run by the James Dyson Foundation as part of its mission to encourage the next generation of design engineers to be creative, challenge and invent.The award is open to product design, industrial design and engineering university level students with a simple brief – design something that solves a problem.|
|The CRN Channel Awards||3 August 2012||The CRN Channel Awards recognise resellers, VARs, voice and data resellers, system integrators, solution providers, and system builders, distributors and vendors.In their 19th year, the awards continue to represent the pinnacle of achievement in the UK market, rewarding outstanding performance in the IT channel.The 2012 awards will celebrate the latest technology innovations and advancements, recognising the ingenuity and exceptional achievements of the UK channel industry over the past twelve months.|
|The National Outsourcing Awards||3 August 2012||The NOA awards recognise and reward innovation and achievement by suppliers, users and integrated teams within the outsourcing industry.The winners represent the length and breadth of the outsourcing industry, from banking to telecoms, small companies to large, individuals and major corporates.|
|The Business Software Industry Awards (SSA)||10 August 2012||The software awards closed in April, however the SSA12 programme also includes two special judged awards, designed to recognise and reward the efforts of UK technology businesses in the fields of innovation and export.|
|Banking Technology Awards||17 August 2012||Over their 13 year history The Banking Technology Awards have become established as a major event recognising excellence in the use of IT in financial services.The event has grown each year and entrants now range from small regional banks in central Europe and Africa to huge industry giants with multi million budgets and global budgets.|
|Computing Security Awards||3 September 2012||The Computing Security Awards were set up to recognise the products, services and companies that been most impressive at protecting organisations from IT security threats.2012 represents the third year of these awards and there are a number of new categories including the “Personal Contribution to IT Security” which will recognise individual achievement.|
|SVC Awards||5 September 2012||The Storage, Virtualisation & Cloud Awards (SVC awards) reward the products, projects and services as well as honour companies and teams operating in the cloud, virtualization and storage fields.The SVC Awards recognise the achievements of end-users, channel partners and vendors alike and in the case of the end-user category there will also be an award made to the supplier who nominated the winning organisation.|
|NextGen Challenge||7 September 2012||The NextGen Challenge Awards are set to showcase the best in next generation digital access infrastructure innovation.Originally designed to give companies the opportunity to highlight achievements in developing and deploying better broadband, the awards now have more categories reflecting the wider impact of digital infrastructure investment across the whole economy.|
|Tech Trailblazers||11 September 2012||The Tech Trailblazers recognise and reward tech start up innovation in enterprise technology from around the world.|
|Women Into Science, Engineering & Construction||14 September 2012||The WISE Annual Awards recognise companies & individuals who actively address the issue of promoting science, engineering & construction to girls & young women.In 2012, the awards bring together both the WISE Awards and the prestigious Women of Outstanding Achievement Awards at one high profile event.|
|Deloitte Technology Fast 50||14 September 2012||The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is one of the UK’s foremost technology award programmes, ranking the country’s 50 fastest growing technology companies, based on percentage revenue growth over the last five years|
|TechWeek Awards||16 September 2012||The TechWeek Awards were born out of the conviction that IT doesn’t get celebrated as much as sport despite contributing a lot more to our national life.They are accepting nominations in the following categories: Most Innovative Project, Best Efficient/Green Project, Best Cloud Project, Best Mobility Project, Best Big Data Project, Best Public Sector Project, Best Open Source Project|
|Global Mobile Awards 2013||30 November 2012||The Global Mobile Awards attract entries from across the world and are judged by a panel of independent, highly respected experts.Presented at the Mobile World Congress, the awards celebrate Mobile Apps, Innovation, Technology, Services, Advertising, Handsets, Devices and much more.|
|European Seal of e-Excellence||30 November 2012||The European Seal of e-Excellence – win recognition for your efforts and become part of the exclusive Club of e-Excellence. The 11th edition of the European Seal of e-Excellence is seeking innovative digital media and ICT companies. The winners will be announced at CeBIT, the prestigious ICT fair in Europe durin March 2013.|
|FS Tech Awards||30 November 2012||The FS Tech Awards recognise excellence and innovation in the field of information technology within the UK and EMEA financial services sector.The event will be held on 28 March at the Lancaster Hotel, London.|