If you wish to submit files in other formats, please contact us - the preferred file formats below are only for guidance.


Best Animation

Stop-frame animation, Flash animation, Pivot Animations, 3D / CGI animation, 2Animate

  • Preferred file formats: WMV, QuickTime (MOV, MP4), AVI, SWF, Animated GIF
  • Contact for queries: Nikki Kimbell (550454)


Best Digital Artwork

Digital painting, illustrations, graphics, and photography.

  • Preferred file formats: PNG, JPEG, BMP, GIF
  • Contact for queries: Nikki Kimbell (550454)


Best Digital Design

3D and 2D designs for objects, machines, buildings, rooms, clothing etc.

  • Preferred file formats: SKP (SketchUp), STL, Collada, IGES, video files, image files. If you are unsure, please contact Darren Clift on 555297.
  • Contact for queries: Darren Clift (555297)


Best Digital Music

Music may include live instruments, but must have a strong digital editing / sequencing / manipulation element.

  • Preferred file formats: MP3, AAC, WAV
  • Contact for queries: Lee Ashton (556007)


Best Publication

Best eBook, website or presentation:

  • Factual or fictional content in the form of a digital book. Created using iBooks Author, iPad apps (Book Creator, My Story etc.). 2Simple software (exported as SWF), non-linear stories in PowerPoint.
  • Presentations created in PowerPoint, Keynote, SMART Notebook or Prezi.
  • Student-created websites, including wikis and blogs.
  • Preferred file formats: ePub, iBooks, PDF, SWF, PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, SMART Notebook. If you are submitting a website, please provide a valid URL for the site.
  • Contact for queries: Lee Ashton (556007)


Best Audio

Audio in the style of radio shows, radio plays, or audiobooks, including poetry, and story-telling.

  • Preferred file formats: MP3, AAC, WAV
  • Contact for queries: Antony Hyett (550228)


Best Programming

Computer programs (including mobile apps), or computer games. This may also be based on evidence of original "away from the computer" exercises using programmable toys or other practical experiences for students.

  • Preferred file formats: Scratch MIT files, Kodu, SWF, 2DIY (exported as SWF), images, video. Please contact us if unsure.
  • Contact for queries: Richard Anderson (550454) or Patrick Flynn (5505249)
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Best Short Film

Short films created by students, or with clear student involvement. Collaborative films, created with the assistance of a professional film-maker, may be submitted, but may be judged within a separate category.

  • Preferred file formats: WMV, QuickTime (MOV, MP4), AVI.
  • Contact for queries: Richard Anderson (550454)


Most Innovative Practice

Designed to showcase new practice / projects that have taken place within the school during this academic year. The practice should have a distinct focus on using ICT in new and exciting ways to support and enhance the teaching and learning experience.

To submit an entry for this category, please download and complete an application form (MS Word document), rather than submit an online entry.

  • Preferred file formats: Case study via the submission form  with supporting evidence provided e.g. video, audio, lesson plans, images, produced work, web-links.
  • Contact for queries: Patrick Flynn (555249)


Collaboration Award

The Collaboration Award is designed to celebrate pieces of work that have been created by schools collaborating with professional organisations, charities companies, or community groups, where the finished work was partly created / edited by adults working for those organisations. For example, in a school which brought in a film maker to work alongside the children, where the film maker (rather than the children) was responsible for editing the film, the film would be considered for the Collaboration Award. We reserve the right to move entries for other categories into the Collaboration category, if the description of the work indicates this is appropriate.

  • Preferred file formats: Any file type from the other categories.
  • Contact for queries: Patrick Flynn (555249)