About the SPARKies tech awards
The SPARKies Awards – the best in tech in the west!
The format of the awards goes something like this: (i) 100s of nominations are submitted in 15 (or so) categories, (ii) a select group of 30 judges go through the nomination and score them, (iii) a shortlist is then produced (and published), (iv) the judges then vote based on the shortlist, (v) we announce the winners at a sell-out Awards Party/Ceremony somewhere fun (the event was held at Komedia in Bath for the first 2 years and was last held in the Bierkeller in Bristol). It returns to Komedia in June in 2017.
The 2016 SPARKies Awards Party took place in February during the Bath and Bristol Digital Festival. To embrace the fact that The SPARKies are about celebrating the best in tech in Bristol and Bath, the Awards Party venue will alternate between Bath and Bristol. So, that means Bath in 2014, Bristol in 2016, Bath in 2017, etc…
The SPARKies awards 2015/16
You can get a feel for how we celebrated the 2016 SPARKies awards in the video below:
You can see more on the 2016 awards, including the winners and runners up, at the SPARKies 2015/16 page.
The SPARKies awards 2014
The SPARKies awards 2013
The SPARKies 2013 winners
Best Digital Design Project: Complete Control for World Book Day
Best Mentor: Mike Wilsher of Executive Foundation
Best Startup: CiteAb.com
Best Tech Founder or Entrepreneur: Mike Barlow, MyHealthPal
The Good Award: Neil Burgess for Cura
Future SPARK: Urban Tribe
One to Watch in 2013: MyHealthPal
Best Service Provider to the Tech Sector: Gradwell
Best App of 2012: Mubaloo and the Met Office
Biggest Success Story of 2012: Complete Control
Individual Contribution to Tech: Prof Phil Willis for his research into vectorised digital images
Totally Killing It! (competing globally from the west): TechRadar.com