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Celebrating young people championing digital skills

What schools are the awards open to and how many students can I enter?
Any school from the UK can enter any number of students for any of the award categories.

Do I enter young people for Junior or Senior awards?
Junior awards are open to young people between the age of 9 and 14.
Senior awards are open to young people age 15 and above.

When are submissions open?

Submissions open on the 15th January 2024 at 9:00am -
Please enter the submission form above.

When is the deadline for submissions?
The deadline for submissions is the 27th March 2024 at 6:00pm.
Senior awards are open to young people age 15 and above.

Where and when will the awards take place?
The awards will take place in London where school staff and pupils can attend in person or remotely. Details of the venue will be released when shortlists are made. Please note the location might change depending on the geographical location of the shortlisted entries.
The awards will take place on the 27th June 2024.


Junior & Senior 

> Digital Leadership (individual)
Supported by Leading Peaple.

> Technical Innovator (individual or group)
Supported by Micro:bit Foundation.

> Tech for Good (individual or group) - Sustainability
Supported by Digit<all>.

> Tech for Wellbeing (individual or group)
Sponsored by YouHQ.

> Tech Entrepreneurship (individual or group)
Sponsored by Orbitr.

Award categories

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> Age 16+: grant to go towards apprenticeship / degree
Amazon vouchers (£100 finalists, £200 winners)

> Age 11+: Amazon vouchers for school and student
(£50 finalists, £100 winners)

> Age 5+: Amazon vouchers for school and parents

> Certificates for all signed by CODE Award Ambassadors and supporting organisations

> Mentoring for Senior category winners from Grace Blake

> Celebration event for all finalists

> Certificates for institutions with finalists


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CODE Award Ambassadors

Kiara Jones

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Kiara, a software developer at IBM since 2020, finished a degree apprenticeship in Digital and Technology Solutions at the University of Winchester. She actively engages in activities that promote STEM among youth, transitioning from being a participant to inspiring young minds herself.

CODE Awards Lead Ambassador

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Yota Dimitriadi



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Yota Dimitriadi is an Associate Professor in TEL & Computing Education at the Institute of Education, University of Reading. Yota's responsibilities include PGCE Primary Module Leader for compuing, ITE Secondary Computer Science Course Lead and Executive Coach.


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