Who can enter

The Impact Awards are open to any UK-founded or operating organisation – whether in the business, non-profit or public sector – using a digital product or service that looks to make the world a better place.

Entry deadline

The deadline for entering the awards is 23.59 on Friday 21 December. If you want to discuss your entry, contact us.

Judging process

Judging takes place in January 2019, with three finalists selected in each of our 12 themed categories, using the criteria you have . Finalists are announced at the end of January, with winners announced at an awards ceremony on 7 March 2019.

Following the announcement of the shortlist in January, all 36 finalists are entered into an online public ‘people’s choice’ poll.’

Judging criteria

Entries are judged against five criteria:

product or service – the digital innovation on offer

  2. idea – the core proposition

  3. team – the skills, experience and diversity of the people working on the project

  4. scalability – plans to grow take-up and reach

  5. impact – how the project is making a positive change to the lives of individuals and society as a whole.

Things we are looking for in your online submission can include:

  • evidence and measurement of the project’s impact

  • outstanding achievements

  • project wins

  • industry recognition

  • future plans and projections

  • details of growth in take-up of the product or service

  • strength and diversity of the people working on the project

  • testimonials from clients

The judges may request additional information after the deadline should this be needed. All nominations received before the deadline will be considered by the judges.

Details of all entries will be kept confidential and shared only with our judging committee.


Award winners receive a trophy, along with guaranteed editorial coverage over the following year on DigitalAgenda. Winners will also join the DigitalAgenda network.

Impact Awards - terms and conditions of entry

  • Organisations/individuals/groups can enter into up to two awards categories

  • The judging panel reserves the right to consider an entry in a different category to the ones it was submitted into.

  • Entries received after the deadline may not be considered.

  • All entries are submitted online using the Zealous online entry portal.

  • We may ask for additional information may be requested after the deadline.

  • The decision of the jury is final.