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OpenUK Awards, Second Edition 2021

Recognising UK Leadership in Open Technology

Awards Event 11 November 2021, Sponsored by Bristows

Thanks to Bristows for sponsoring our Awards for a second year

Awards Categories

Hardware – sponsored by The Stack
Software – sponsored by GitLab
Data
Financial Services – sponsored by FINOS
Sustainability – sponsored by Centre for Net Zero
Belonging Network – sponsored by Osmii
Young Person (under 25) – sponsored by JetStack
Individual – sponsored by Open Source Connections

Awards Timetable

Nominations open on Friday 7 May 2021
Nominations close at 11.59pm on 27 June 2021

28 July: Short list will be published
11th November: Awards presentation. All short listed nominees will be invited.

With special thanks to our Media partner at The Stack

Nominations are now open

Nominations may be submitted until 11.59pm on 27 June 2021 and all nominations are subject to confirmation of acceptance of the nomination by the nominated individual, project or company and compliance with our awards requirements and terms and conditions.

Submit a nomination

Nomination advice

Please read carefully before submitting nominations
  • 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.

All nominations must be UK resident for the previous 12 months either as individuals or significant individuals within the project, organisation or in the case of a business registered in the UK as above.

Hardware

Nominations are open for projects, organisations and individuals working on openly-licensed 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. This award has kindly been sponsored by The Stack.

Nominations are open for projects, organisations and individuals working on openly-licensed 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. This award has kindly been sponsored by GitLab.

Nominations are open for projects, organisations and individuals working on openly-licensed data management, machine learning, AI projects and open data sources.

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.

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.

This award has kindly been sponsored by FINOS.

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

This award has kindly been sponsored by the Centre for Net Zero.

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. This award has kindly been sponsored by Open Source Connections.

School
Nominations are open for young individuals who have demonstrated outstanding work in an individual capacity within the open source ecosystem and community. This includes individuals in secondary school, including 6 form college system and individuals under the age of 18 on 1st June 2021 (proof of ID is required).

This can be any contribution including project leadership, code, documentation, artwork, support, promoting awareness or encouraging open practices from others. The value and impact of these contributions will be evaluated and ranked by the judges.

Academia
Nominations are open for projects, organisations and individuals working within the academia sphere, including universities and colleges.

The judges will consider novel contributions to the state of the art, leadership, advocacy, projects with wide adoption or impact as well as community and collaboratively developed projects, whether commercial or not.

This award has kindly been sponsored by Jetstack.

Nominations are open for projects, organisations and individuals that demonstrate outstanding contribution and impact for the Diversity and Inclusion ecosystem. This includes 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 D&I practices within the wider community. The value and impact of these contributions will be evaluated and ranked by the judges. This award has kindly been sponsored by Osmii.

Awards Ceremony

COP26 – Hermes Skypark Fringe

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

 

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