Sponsored by Prosperity 24/7 in association with BCS Jersey, the 2020 TechAwards will take place on 5th February 2021, celebrating and showcasing the very best of tech in Jersey.
We have thirteen fantastic categories, celebrating a wide range of digital and technological accomplishments from local students and educators, to innovative organisations, projects and digital pioneers.
TechAwards nominations close on Friday 22nd January 2021, so get your submission in now!
This award will go to the organisation that the judges consider to be the leading light among entries for the category. The winning entry will be a company that sells and/or uses technology extensively and effectively and is successful largely or entirely as a result.
This award will go to what the judges consider to be the most impressive technology project of the year. Small, medium and large projects may all be entered: they will be judged on their merits. The judges will be considering all the facets of each project: complexity, adherence to time and budget, negative impact during implementation, positive impact of the delivered result, how problems were overcome, and so on.
Entrants for the Best Use of Technology in Finance award will be either: (a) any kind of interesting technology used in the Finance industry; or (b) finance-oriented technology used in any industry, financial or otherwise. The winning entrant will have used technology to make a significant difference in a financial or productivity sense in the circumstances in which it was used.
The Senior Technology Student of the Year will be studying a technology subject, and could be any of the following: a school pupil in year 12 or over (i.e. above GCSE level), a college/university student, a non-techie re-skilling into a tech subject, even someone technical who is extending their knowledge in an exciting way. Anyone actively studying technology in any way is eligible to be nominated.
The Junior Technology Student of the Year is a school pupil who shows exceptional aptitude, ability and/or interest in technology. It is aimed at pupils up to, and including, Year 11 (i.e. GSCE level and below).
This award will go to the person who has made the most significant contribution this year to technology teaching in Jersey. It could go, for example, to a teaching assistant helping primary school pupils take their first exciting steps in technology, or it could equally go to (say) a lecturer bringing degree-level knowledge and beyond to older students, a volunteer providing technology education in their spare time, or someone who provides teaching/training on a commercial basis. Anyone who teaches technology in some way is eligible for this award.
The Digital Start-up of the Year will be a technology-oriented organisation that has existed for only a short time but which, despite its relative youth, demonstrates success so far and promise for the future. Success can be measured in any way – for example: spectacular financials, strong reputation, major team expansion or perhaps even impressive notoriety!
The winner of Digital Creative Project/Company of the Year will go to an organisation that has used technology in an innovative and creative way with a result that has made a significant difference to the organisation and/or the way it works.
Entrants can range from a company who has implemented an innovative use of technology to improve efficiencies, to someone who has run an influential digital marketing campaign.
The winner in this category will be technology oriented, will have grown significantly and quickly, and will convince the judges that it is destined to continue to grow. Growth could be measured in any way – it is up to the person writing the entry to show the judges why the business deserves to beat its peers to the award.
This award is for the person who has shown the greatest, most effective leadership in a technological sense. They may be leading a technology company, but they could equally be someone leading technological functions or projects within an organisation that’s not inherently a tech company.
A new category in 2019, this award will go to an organisation that the judges consider the most impressive with regard to their activities in information security. There could be a focus on a particular project (e.g. the implementation of a new security solution or regime), but equally the organisation’s overall information security approach may be the subject of the nomination with no reference to a specific project.
This award is aimed at organisations that have used technology in a way that has made a significant, measurable, positive impact in a “green” sense. Examples include automation, reductions in wastage, energy or fuel savings, improvements in environmental health and improvements in environmental awareness. The award is open both to organisations whose purpose is to promote and generate sustainability and to any organisation that has undertaken a project with a significant sustainability benefit.
This award is aimed at any organisation that has used technology to address the specific impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated impacts such as lockdown and the challenges associated with it. The award is not for companies that have simply carried on largely as normal by adding money or other resource in order to continue business as usual; it is aimed at organisations that have done something new, innovative and/or clever to make a genuine difference (or to sustain their existence in the face of adversity) during the COVID-19 crisis.
The 2020 Jersey TechAwards are sponsored by Prosperity 24/7 in association with BCS Jersey.
in collaboration with
Sponsor, Technology Student of the Year (Junior) Award
Sponsor, Technology Student of the Year (Senior) Award
Sponsor, Digital Leader of the Year Award
Sponsor, Technology Project of the Year Award
Sponsor, Digital Company of the Year Award
Sponsor, Digital Start-up of the Year Award
Sponsor, Technology Teacher of the Year Award
Sponsor, Digital Creative Project/Company of the Year
Sponsor, Best use of Technology for Sustainability
Sponsor, Security / Privacy Award of the Year
Sponsor, Technology in Finance Award
Sponsor, Lockdown Technology Award
The inaugural Jersey TechAwards, in association with BCS Jersey and sponsored by Prosperity 24-7 took place last October to a packed audience. Hosted for the second time by finance journalist and comedy writer, Dominic Frisby, it was truly an inspirational evening which showcased the very best in local digital talent, creativity and entrepreneurship.
If you want your business to be at the forefront of Jersey’s digital community, then we have a number of sponsorship opportunities available for next year’s Jersey TechAwards.
Please contact Kelly.Barker@digital.je to explore sponsorship opportunities and align your brand with Jersey’s dynamic digital industry.