It was so thrilling to be back with an in-person judging and celebration day for the TeenTech Awards. Thank you to all the brilliant students, the committed teachers and parents and the mentors, supporters and sponsors for making it such a fun and enjoyable day.
The ceremony was hosted by two alumni – Samuel who has taken part in the programme since 2019 and was a winner last year and Sophie who was the very first winner of the future of Health category ten years ago. She’s now 22 and working in health policy!
The People’s Choice Award was presented by another alumni Lauren, who won that category in 2015 and says her career in engineering is down to her experiences with TeenTech.
Tech celebrities Jim Al-Kalili, Suzie Imber and Dallas Campbell set fun challenges, Liz Bonnin introduced the Environment and Energy category from Greenland and Spencer Kelly, Kate Russell, Kate Bevan, Rory Cellan Jones, Dr Jessica Wade and Harry McVeigh from White Lies introduced categories with their personal One Minute Wonders from the world of science and technology.
But the focus of attention was on the creative, talented and very impressive young people who came from all over the UK to showcase their work. Over 18,000 young people have participated in TeenTech this year, so they could feel rightly proud to be there.
Thirty judges had the difficult task of identifying the top fourteen projects and here they are: