About the Awards

Established in 1973 the UK IT Industry Awards are the largest technology awards of their kind. 

This year, in order to recognise the significant impact of the global pandemic on the IT sector, we've introduced two special awards: 

Winning one of these prestigious awards can be a major boost for your profile and your business opportunities. 

2021 categories

This year we will present 35 awards across four categories to be judged. The categories are reviewed each year to ensure they reflect our fast moving environment.

Organisational Excellence

This category recognises organisations who have contributed to the development and deployment of innovative IT systems that improve business operations or enhance public services.

Explore our Organisational Excellence awards

Personal Excellence

These awards recognise individuals at all levels of an organisation who have contributed to the development and deployment of innovative IT systems that improve business operations or enhance public services.

Explore our Personal Excellence category

Project Excellence

In this category we're looking for end-user projects that highlight the importance of new technology initiatives and demonstrate the benefits of well-managed IT implementations for changing and improving business and public life.

Explore our Project Excellence category

Technology Excellence

These awards are presented for innovative new hardware or software products, or generally available IT services, which make a significant contribution to business technology or to IT in general. 

Explore our Technology Excellence awards

Vendor of the Year

This award recognises the vendor that demonstrates workplace diversity as well as IT excellence.

Explore our Vendor of the Year award

Dates for your diary - 2021

March: Monday 15 March - Awards open for entries

May: Friday 28 May - Early bird closing

July: Friday 2 July - Entries close

August: Friday 27 August - Finalists announced

September: 13-16 September - Remote judging week (through Microsoft teams)

  • Monday 13 September - Personal Excellence
  • Tuesday 14 September - Organisational Excellence
  • Wednesday 15 September - Project Excellence
  • Thursday 16 September - Technology Excellence

November: Wednesday 10 November - Awards dinner

Any questions?

You can reach us at ukindustryawards@bcs.uk

Could you win in 2021?

We are now open for entries for the 2021 UK IT Industry Awards.

Meet our past winners

Take a look at our finalists, winners and highly commended for the last three years or meet all past winners.

2020 success stories

Find out more about the 2020 UK IT Industry Awards winners and runners-up. You can also view these success stories in the 2020 commemorative magazine (PDF)

Cheryl Hartley

HMRC

Winner of the 2020 Personal Excellence awards: IT Service and Support Professional of the Year.

More about Cheryl

Luke Hackshaw

Thames Water

Runner-up in the 2020 Project Excellence awards: AI/ML Project of the Year.

More about Luke

Tom Smith

IBM

Winner of the 2020 Personal Excellence awards: IT Apprentice of the Year.

More about Tom

"Being sponsored by BCS and the Computing journal, the UK IT Industry Awards are the highest profile awards in our industry… the IT Oscars… and the Awards event in November was truly spectacular."

Mitchells & Butlers
IT Team of the Year winner 2019