Award history


Winner 2015

Connect Internet Solutions Ltd with SENDirect

Connect Internet Solutions Ltd Connect Internet Solutions Ltd

The judges said

At a time when services for children with special educational needs and disabilities are becoming harder to find and navigate, this rich, well-designed resource is a model for how to offer advice and support.

Entrant's description

The online SENDirect service provides unparalleled opportunity for parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities; allowing them to search for and compare activities and health, education and social care services, communicate, review and negotiate on provision and make online payments for services and goods. At its very foundations, the service aims to create a secure, nurtured and self-supporting community of parents and carers that collectively contribute to the future direction of services in a credible and established digital environment.

Shortlist

  • Code Computerlove with Multimedia Storytelling - Amnesty International
  • Connect Internet Solutions Ltd with SENDirect
  • iProspect Manchester with #HiddenFundraising
  • Studio Mashbo with PSS (Person Shaped Support)
  • Vivid with Humans of the Waterways (Canal&River Trust)

Criteria

An entry in this category can be any digital project commissioned by or executed by a third sector organisation (charity, social enterprise or not-for-profit association), for example a not-for-profit website, or a community-led content project. Entrants should demonstrate the success of the project in achieving a positive social objective directly, or in improving the ability of a third sector project or organisation to achieve its objectives. Submissions should provide reasonable idication of how and why the project is not for profit.


2014

Winner 2014

Manchester District Music Archive with Website Relaunch

Manchester District Music Archive Manchester District Music Archive

The judges said

The judges simply loved this project. They described it as exactly what the internet was made for, a labour of love that couldn’t exist in any other medium. And they were impressed by the way the revamp had extended both the scope and the reach of the site.

Entrant's description

"Launched in 2006, and a Big Chip winner in 2007, MDMarchive is the world’s first user-led online music archive. It contains over 9500 digitised artefacts such as tickets, posters, fanzines and videos that have been uploaded by an ever-growing worldwide community of Manchester music lovers. In 2013, after years of surviving on shoestring, the archive attracted HLF funding, enabling a full-scale redesign and the addition of an online exhibition facility that allows users to curate and share their own exhibitions. The new design has opened up content, improved access across devices and brought the archive to a wider audience. "

Shortlist 2014

  • Abstration Ltd & Guilty Pledgers with Guilty Pledgers Spotify App
  • Code Computerlove with PDSA's Big Pet Check
  • Good For Nothing Girls with Levenshulme Market (Levy Market)
  • Manchester District Music Archive with Website Relaunch

Criteria 2014

An entry in this category can be any digital project commissioned by or executed by a third sector organisation (charity, social enterprise or not-for-profit association), for example a not-for-profit website, or a community-led content project. Entrants should demonstrate the success of the project in achieving a positive social objective directly, or in improving the ability of a third sector project or organisation to achieve its objectives. Submissions should provide reasonable evidence that the project is not for profit.

 

2013

Winner 2013

Code Computerlove with Behind The Brands

Code Computerlove Code Computerlove

 

The judges said

Behind The Brands is a campaigning site that aims to change the social and environmental policies of the world's top 10 food and drinks companies. The judges really liked the way the site linked brands back to the companies that own them, and they were impressed with the response the campaign had gathered in a short space of time. But what really matters is that within a month Nestle and Mars had agreed to start making changes.

Entrant's description

Oxfam International's global digital communications campaign, Behind The Brands, exploited the power of social media to make brands listen to their core audiences. The campaign for the first time ranked the social and environmental policies of the world's 10 biggest food and beverage companies with an online scorecard - naming and shaming firms failing the millions of people in developing countries who supply land, labour, water and commodities needed to grow their products. Implemented across 12 countries it included a creative, sharable and impactful video; an informative, responsive design website; and suite of digital communications tools.

Shortlist 2013

  • Code Computerlove with Behind The Brands
  • Code Computerlove with Getting More People To Do More To Fight Poverty
  • Fat Media Ltd with Theatre By The Lake Website
  • Reason Digital with Brain Awareness Week
  • Stardotstar with Made With Jam

Criteria 2013

An entry in this category can be any digital project commissioned by or executed by a third sector organisation (charity, social enterprise or not-for-profit association), for example a not-for-profit website, or a community-led content project. Entrants should demonstrate the success of the project in achieving a positive social objective directly, or in improving the ability of a third sector project or organisation to achieve its objectives. Submissions should provide reasonable evidence that the project is not for profit.


2012

Winner 2012

Tyneside Cinema with Time Machine

Tyneside Cinema Tyneside Cinema

 

The judges said

The not-for-profit sector is often a seed-bed for innovation, so the judges weren't surprised to find a project as ground-breaking as the Tyneside Cinema Time Machine in this category. It's the first use of an alternate reality game for classroom education by a cultural venue, but more importantly it uses the technology to deliver a truly immersive education experience.

Entrant's description

Time Machine is an alternate reality game engaging 9-12 year-old school children with the history of Tyneside Cinema. It starts as a web-based classroom experience and culminates in an unforgettable visit to the country's last surviving newsreel theatre where children must save the building from an evil foe. Time Machine wraps a fictional storyline around the Cinema's real heritage and offers a series of unique learning activities. The experience is at the cutting edge of education and entertainment and is the first time an ARG has been used by a cultural venue to deliver learning directly into the classroom.

Shortlist 2012

  • Cornerhouse with Cornerhouse Website Re-Launch
  • PushON with Concern - Maximising the Google Grant
  • Reason Digital with My Living Streets
  • Tyneside Cinema with Time Machine

Criteria 2012

An entry in this category can be any digital project commissioned by or executed by a third sector organisation (charity, social enterprise or not-for-profit association), for example a not-for-profit website, or a community-led content project. Entrants should demonstrate the success of the project in achieving a positive social objective directly, or in improving the ability of a third sector project or organisation to achieve its objectives. Submissions should provide reasonable evidence that the project is not for profit.

 


2011

Winner 2011

Skylab with British Gas Swimfit

Skylab Skylab

 

The judges said

The winner here impressed the judges with its simplicity, its ease-0f-use and the quality of its content, all of which were endorsed by the strength of the response it's getting from its target audience.

Entrant's description

 

Swimfit is a website and web app developed as an extension to the swimming.org website. It's a free online coaching tool for swimmers of varying abilities. Swimfit is designed to increase participation in swimming by providing a structured approach to maintaining health, shaping up your body, improving fitness, developing your competitive swimming skills and taking on a range of distance challenges.

 

Commended

Individuals and Tandot Ltd with MadLab

Individuals and Tandot Ltd Individuals and Tandot Ltd

 

The judges said

A great idea that grabbed the imagination of its users.

Entrant's description

 

The MadLab is a unique and pioneering not-for-profit project supporting digital, creative and cultural practitioners and attracting national and global talent to reinforce Manchester's position as a post-industrial powerhouse of creativity, open practices, and expertise.

 

 

Shortlist 2011

  • Code Computerlove with Refuge Speaks Out
  • TANDOT Ltd with MadLab
  • Skylab with British Gas Swimfit

 


2010

Winner 2010

 

Cahoona with Band on the Wall Website Redevelopment

Cahoona Cahoona

 

The judges said

This category was won by an entry that delivered a cutting edge website that brought the jazz and alternative music scene to life. This creation truly acts as a lively showcase for musicians and is trusted by artists and devotees alike.

Entrant's description

Band on the Wall reopened in 2009 after 5 years of closure, and required a new, cutting edge website to help market the venue and it's offering. Cahoona won the contract to develop the website, incorporating a social network, archive, event CMS, all wrapped in a modern clean design.

Shortlist 2010

  • Cahoona with Band on the Wall Website Redevelopment
  • Fudge with English Rose
  • LOVE with Acting on Impulse website
  • Sigma Consulting Solutions Limited with CABlink service extranet
  • Wilson Cooke with Adactus Housing Website

 


2009

Winner 2009

Mando Group Ltd with Liverpool Biennial 2008

LABEL Mando Group - Best Not-for-profit Liverpool Biennial

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The judges said

We were impressed by the winner's use of all manner of Web tools, utilities and media to help its client reach an audience way in excess of its geographic region. A measure of its success is that the winning site featured in the Daily Telegraph's top 10 public art sites.

Entrant's description

Liverpool Biennial is known internationally for its contemporary arts festival held every two years in Liverpool. Mando Group were commissioned to deliver a website that would showcase their 2008 festival projects plus raise the profile of the other projects the organisation are involved in on an ongoing basis. A thorough user profiling exercise steered the information architecture and confirmed that integration with Biennial's YouTube, Flickr and Twitter accounts was needed to communicate to a wider web-savvy audience. The CMS functionality and micro-site builder ensure Biennial can deliver a series of engaging web based projects to support community based projects.

Shortlisted entries 2009

 


2008

Winner 2008

Best Not-for-profit Project was won in 2008 by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Second Life


2007

Winner 2007

The Best Not for Profit Project was won in 2007 by