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OpenUK Awards, Second Edition 2021, sponsored by Bristows

Please read carefully and ensure all relevant criteria are met before submitting nominations. All nominations are subject email confirmation by the nominee accepting the terms and conditions.

Nomination advice

  • Nominations in more than one category are welcome.
  • Self nominations are welcome and encouraged.
  • Please confirm that either:
    • the individual nominated has been resident in the UK for the 12 months prior to 5 May 2021; or
    • significant contributors to any project nominated have been resident in the UK for the 12 months prior to 5 May 2021:
    • or any company nominated is or has a subsidiary company registered in the UK.
  • When nominating for the category of Young Person please confirm that the individual nominated meets the age requirements.

Nominations will remain open until
11.59pm BST on 27 June 2021

 

Please read the requirements for each Awards category before submitting your nominations

By entering a nomination you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy

Hardware – Sponsored by The Stack

Nominations are open for projects, organisations and companies working on open hardware projects of any size.

The judges will consider 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.

Software – Sponsored by GitLab

Nominations are open for projects, organisations and companies working on open source  software projects of any and all sizes.

The judges will consider 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.

Data – sponsor TBC

Nominations are open for projects, organisations and companies working on open data.

The judges will consider 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.

Finance in Open Source – Sponsored by FINOS

Nominations are open for open source projects, standards or collaborative initiatives (under an open source license) of any size that help further the use and adoption of open source to solve common challenges or explore new opportunities for collaboration in the financial services industry.

Additionally, nominations can be submitted for significant contributions to open source projects, standards or collaborative initiatives in the form of project leadership / management, code contributions, documentation, coaching, mentoring and community building.

Sustainability in Open Technology – Sponsored by Net Zero Research Centre

Nominations are open for projects, organisations and companies using open source software, open data and/or open hardware to help achieve the objectives of any of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Impact: measurable positive impact achieved by the initiative
  • Diversity: gender and ethnic diversity of the team involved in the initiative
  • Replicability: potential for replicability or scalability of the initiative’s impact

Individual – Sponsored by Open Source Connections

Nominations are open to people who have demonstrated their individual outstanding contribution in an individual capacity within any of the open source software, open hardware and open data ecosystems and communities.

This includes leading or making a unique contribution to an open technology project or  community or any other significant contribution to open technology.

This can be any contribution such as project leadership, code, documentation, artwork, support, teaching, coaching, encouraging others into open technology, promoting awareness or encouraging open practices from others.  

Young Person – Aged 18 to 25 on 5 May 2021 – Sponsored by JetStack

Nominations are open to young people who have demonstrated their individual outstanding contribution in an individual capacity within any of the open source software, open hardware and open data ecosystems and communities. 

This can be any contribution such as project leadership, code, documentation, artwork, support, teaching, coaching, encouraging others into open technology, promoting awareness or encouraging open practices from others.

Belonging – Sponsored by Osmii

Nominations are open for projects, organisations and individuals that have demonstrated and outstanding contribution and impact in Belonging – DEI. This includes but is not limited to solving unique challenges, emphasis 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 good practices within the wider community.

Winners of Awards 2020, First edition

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

Visit the Awards 2020, First edition page

 

Thanks to Bristows sponsoring our Awards for a second year

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