The 10 Future Makers Awards Finalists!

During Europe Code Week 2016, the Future Makers Awards invited youngsters between 10-17 years old to ‘make the future’ and use their coding superpowers to bring about a positive social impact and change in their communities.

The response and quality of projects we received from young people around the world was amazing! Well done to all who entered! We received applications from 13 countries including: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cameroon, China , Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Uganda, USA and UK.

The projects were judged on their technological & coding complexity, their positive social impact and how innovative they are. After going through all the entries we are delighted to announce, in no particular order, the 10 finalists are:

  • Lili Názer with her App, Daily Take Me

  • Jasper Brezina Conniffee and his Smart Bird Feeder

  • Katie Waters for her Daily Planner App

  • Giulio Muratori with his Game For Children With Down Syndrome

  • Andrei Covaci for his Co2 Monitor

  • Jeroen De Vos with his Welcome Here App

  • Roland Horváth for his Show Me (Mutasd!) App

  • Aoife Kearins with her Eye Opener project

  • Síofra Kelleher for her Physical Exercise Game 

  • Joseph Daly with his Ballot Addict website

These finalists have now been put forward to the international jury that will now evaluate the top 10 applications and announce the winners in the 2 age categories (10-13 years old and 14-17 years old) in early March!

We will be sharing more details about each applicant and their projects over the next two weeks ahead of the announcement of the winners!

Feeling inspired & have your own project idea?

You can register your place for this years Coolest Projects Exhibition 2017. The showcase will be held in Dublin, Ireland on June 17th. The Future Makers Award is just one of several Awards youths can win at the showcase, which will also feature interactive exhibits, games and insightful speakers.

Youths who want to attend the Coolest Projects Exhibition from Europe and the US can apply for a travel bursary to attend here.

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Sarah Kelly says

Wow! Well done for all of the finalist. You should be really proud! Looking forward to reading about their projects.