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OpenUK Awards 2022

Welcome to the 3rd edition of the OpenUK Awards.

The Awards Ceremony will take place at the House of Lords in London on 30 November.

This year’s OpenUK Awards includes 9 categories. You will find the criteria and be able to submit a nomination below.

Thanks to our sponsors for making this possible and to Lord Maude our House of Lords.

 

OpenUK 2022 Award Categories

1. Software sponsored by

 

 

Nominations are open to projects, organisations and individuals working on software projects of any and all sizes which distribute their software under an OSI approved licence.

The nomination should demonstrate novel contributions to the state of the art, projects with wide adoption or impact as well as community and collaboratively developed projects, whether commercial or not.

Subject to the nominee accepting the nomination, the OpenUK terms and conditions and privacy policy and also to the nominee meeting any other criteria for the category including UK residency or presence requirements.

2. Sustainability sponsored by

Nominations are open to projects, organisations and individuals using open source software distributed on an OSI approved licence, and/or open data, and/or hardware to UN Sustainable Development Goals or to further Net Zero and Climate Action.

The nomination should demonstrate novel contributions to the state of the art, projects with wide adoption or impact as well as community and collaboratively developed projects, whether commercial or not.

Subject to the nominee accepting the nomination, the OpenUK terms and conditions and privacy policy and also to the nominee meeting any other criteria for the category including UK residency or presence requirements.

3. Data sponsored by

Nominations are open to projects, organisations and individuals working on open data projects where data is openly shared under an open data licence.

The nomination should demonstrate novel contributions to the state of the art, projects with wide adoption or impact as well as community and collaboratively developed projects, whether commercial or not.

Subject to the nominee accepting the nomination, the OpenUK terms and conditions and privacy policy and also to the nominee meeting any other criteria for the category including UK residency or presence requirements.

4. Belonging sponsored by

Nominations are open to projects, organisations and individuals that demonstrate outstanding contribution and impact for the Diversity and Inclusion ecosystem within Open Technology, being open source software, open hardware and open data. This includes solving unique challenges, emphasising transparency of opportunities, mentorship, coaching and nurturing the creation of diverse, inclusive and neurodiverse communities.

This can be any contribution including creation of engagement programmes, leadership, support, promoting awareness or encouraging D&I practices within the wider community. The nomination should demonstrate the value and impact of these contributions.

Subject to the nominee accepting the nomination, the OpenUK terms and conditions and privacy policy and also to the nominee meeting any other criteria for the category including UK residency or presence requirements.

5. Young Person sponsored by

Nominations are open to young people who have demonstrated outstanding work in an individual capacity within Open Technology, being open source software licensed on an OSI approved licence, open hardware and/or open data or as part of any community within Open Technology.

This can be any contribution including project leadership, code, documentation, artwork, support, promoting awareness or encouraging open practices from others. The nomination should demonstrate the value and impact of these contributions.

Nominees must be aged 12 to 25 on 31 July 2022. The projects may or may not be done as part of a programme of education and it is not a requirement to be in education.

Subject to the nominee accepting the nomination, the OpenUK terms and conditions and privacy policy and also to the nominee meeting any other criteria for the category including UK residency or presence requirements.

6. Finance sponsored by

Nominations are open to projects, organisations and individuals within the Financial sector that are using open source software distributed on an OSI approved licence to build or in their products and services or, provide publicly available implementations of open financial APIs.

This can be any contribution including project leadership, code, documentation, artwork, support, promotion or encouraging open practices from others.

The nomination should demonstrate the value and impact of these contributions.

Subject to the nominee accepting the nomination, the OpenUK terms and conditions and privacy policy and also to the nominee meeting any other criteria for the category including UK residency or presence requirements.

7. Individual sponsored by

Nominations are open to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding work and/or contribution in an individual capacity within the Open Technology – open source software, open hardware or open data – ecosystems.

This can be any contribution such as project leadership, code, documentation, artwork, support, community building, promoting awareness or encouraging open practices from others within Open Technology.

The nomination should demonstrate the value and impact of these contributions.

Subject to the nominee accepting the nomination, the OpenUK terms and conditions and privacy policy and also to the nominee meeting any other criteria for the category including UK residency or presence requirements.

8. Hardware sponsored by

Nominations are open to projects, organisations and individuals working on openly licensed hardware projects of any size. This category includes all forms of hardware from CPU instructions set architectures and electronics through to build plans or specifications for real world objects that might be fabricated by hand, using machine tools, 3D printing, without limitation.

The nomination should demonstrate novel contributions to the state of the art, projects with wide adoption or impact as well as community and collaboratively developed projects, whether commercial or not.

Subject to the nominee accepting the nomination, the OpenUK terms and conditions and privacy policy and also to the nominee meeting any other criteria for the category including UK residency or presence requirements.

9. Security sponsored by

Nominations are open for projects, organisations and individuals making contributions to the security of open source software projects distributed on an OSI approved licence; and/or Contributions to ensuring a secure open source software ecosystem; and/or
running bug bounty programmes for open source software licensed on an OSI approved licence to best practices which support responsible disclosure and support relations with both commercial and non-commercial security researchers.

This can be any contribution including project leadership, code, documentation, support, advocacy, promoting awareness or encouraging open and secure practices from others.

The nomination should demonstrate the value and impact of these contributions.

Subject to the nominee accepting the nomination, the OpenUK terms and conditions and privacy policy and also to the nominee meeting any other criteria for the category including UK residency or presence requirements.

Nomination advice

OpenUK is an inclusive organisation and encourages nominations for individuals, projects and companies from a diverse background and at various stages of their journey.

The Awards are open to individuals who have been UK residents for the previous 12 months, to projects with significant contributor(s) who have been UK residents for the previous 12 months and to companies (whether subsidiaries or otherwise) that are UK registered.

You may nominate yourself or someone else in more than one category.

Self nominations of yourself as an individual, project or company are welcome and encouraged.

Nominations must be received by the nomination deadline and any received after that date for any reason will not be included.

Only Nominations accepted by the Nominee by the required date will be eligible for consideration.

All 27 Shortlisted Nominees will be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony at no cost for the evening event, but will be responsible for the cost of their own travel to and from the event. This is non transferable.

Winners attending the Awards Ceremony will be presented with an OpenUK trophy and winners who are unable to attend will have their trophy sent to them.

The Judges are Emma Thwaites, Grainne Hamilton and Julieta Arancio with a Judge from each category sponsor. The Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Timetable

The Awards timetable is

  • Nominations open on Friday 17 June
  • 31 July: Nominations close
  • Nominees are required to accept their nominations by 31 July
  • Judges tirage and create long list through 18 September
  • Shortlist announced 20 September
  • 30th November: Awards event at House of Lords
  • The above is subject to change by OpenUK but will not be brought forward.

 

 

 

Awards 2021

Belonging • Endless Compute, Robert McQueen
Software • The Herald Proximity Project
Data • Open Knowledge Foundation
Sustainability • Icebreaker One
Hardware • DevTank HILTOP
Individual • Kevin Mayfield
Finance • Wise
Young person (under 25) • Samuel Van Stroud

Awards 2021, Second edition

 

Awards 2020

Young Person • Josh Lowe
Individual • Liz Rice
Financial Services and Fintech in Open Source • Parity
Open Data • National Library of Wales
Open Hardware • LowRISK
Open Source Software • HospitalRun

Awards 2020, First edition
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