2014 Digital Challenge: Open Call for Nominations to be launched in February Print
Written by David Brunnen   
Thursday, 16 January 2014 13:49

The Next Generation Digital Challenge Awards showcase the best in digital access (broadband) infrastructures and applications innovation.  Our awards programme runs alongside the annual NextGen Conference - the UK's leading event for Next Generation broadband activity.

NextGen logoNow in its 4th year, the Digital Challenge Awards will embrace more aspects of the UK’s digitally transformed economy.  The Open Call in February will seek innovative and inspiring examples of projects and teams who deserve wider recognition.

Last year the Awards Categories included achievements in Open Data, Digital Skills and Innovative Enterprise.   This year we may also expect to see progress in Smart City developments, Broadband Quality, Network Management, eHealth, Municipal Enterprise and recognition of the role of cultural activities in the growth of prosperous local &regional economies. 

The Awards Categories will, however, be determined by the Nominations.

The Open Call is an appeal to anyone to put forward any project or team deserving wider recognition for their achievements. We need only contact details and a brief descriptive line. We will research the Nominations ahead of the assessment for Short-Listed Finalists in June/July.

The Finalists will be invited to prepare an expanded submission to a prestigious independent judging panel and the winning entries will be celebrated at an Awards Dinner on November.  Submission guidance will be given and entry is free of charge.

For more information regarding nominations, and enquiries about Awards Category Sponsorship, contact us by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 07714 325 657.   Details of previous winners are available via the NextGen website