ESB Creative Tech Fest Awards 2020

Submit any Creative Tech Projects you are working on for ESB Creative Tech Fest 2020!

You’ll need an adult to sign a model release form. So we can ensure that all TechSpacers involved in the project have given consent for their entry.

Refer to your local TechSpace Educator for guidance on how to enter or contact us if you’re not sure or if you have an idea!

Award Categories Are Now Officially Live for TechSpace Network Members and Young Creators!

ESB STEAM Award Category

ESB STEAM Award Category

Are you a maker? An inventor? An engineer? An experimenter? A problem solver?


Best STEAM Award                     

From soldering circuitry to science experiments there are no limits to things  you can create for the STEAM Award category! 

ESB Energy for Generations        

ESB’s Energy for Generations Award recognises a person or project who has   demonstrated a mesmerising method of energy creation

Engineer of Imagination

Thinking outside the box has paid off and you are now crowned TechSpace’s Engineer of Imagination.


Digital Creativity Award Category

Digital Creativity Award Category

Are you an Animator? Film-Maker? Photographer? A Designer? Musician? A Broadcaster?


Sound Production Award 

Get closer to the mic for TechFest’s sound production category! This special award is open to TechSpacers with an interest in everything audio. 

Photography  Award 

Ever wanted to join a growing network of image makers? Well now’s your chance! 

Short Film Award

Get creative with those smartphones and video cameras! Send us your best stories, documentaries and animations and be in with a chance to win this exciting award.   

Best Music Video 

Creativity without limits! Make your latest song or beat stand-out on screen in our Best Music Video category.

Best Design

Creativity comes in many forms. And whether you’ve designed a logo, created a poster or made your own website, this category is open to you!

Creative Computer Science Award Category

Creative Computer Science Award Category

Are you a coder? A computational thinker? A creative computer scientist?


Creative Computer Crossover Award 

Awarded to a project that combines elements of Computer Science, STEAM and Digital Creativity to invent and inspire !

Innovative Computer Science Award 

Develop original ideas and use your skills to break new ground in Computer Science. 

Inventive Coder 

We want to see your best inventions and creations made using Scratch, Arduino or the BBC Microbit.

Creative Computer Science Project


Send us a 60 second recreation of your favourite game, movie, book/comic, sporting highlight or tv show using a coding platform (e.g. Scratch, JavaScript, etc.).

ESB TechSpacer of the Year

Nominate the ESB TechSpacer of the Year !

This year we are putting an open call out to all TechSpace Educators and TechSpacers to submit an application form for a young TechSpacer within their group to win 2020 TechSpacer of the Year Award! If you are working with a young person that has inspired you this year make sure you put there name in! 

ESB TechSpace Educator of the Year

Nominate your favourite Educator for this year's ESB TechSpacer Educator of the Year title!

 Do you know anyone working with young people through the TechSpace programme, that is demonstrating their own Creative Confidence and making amazing things happen? If you know a youth worker, volunteer or a teacher that deserves to be named  TechSpace Educator of the year 2020 submit an application form for them and we’ll make sure they are in with a chance!

ESB TechSpace Sustainability Superhero

Nominate that young person who is creating and inventing for future generations

The leadership that young people from across the TechSpace network have shown for action on the global sustainability development goals to date is awe inspiring! This year the ESB Creative Tech Fest will be giving an award to any young person that has used technology to express their ideas and views and improve sustainability and community for the future. 

TechSpace Volunteer Club Award

Nominate your volunteer led TechSpace for an award this year

This special award celebrates the range of creative collaborations among our Volunteer Clubs and Groups. You know who you are! Volunteers across the network dedicate their time and energy into creating and making with purpose through the TechSpace programme. Let’s give them the recognition they deserve. 

TechSpace parent/guardian of the year

Nominate a parent or guardian in your local community that has support your TechSpace!

2020 has been a challenging year in the face of education, but it’s brought out the best in innovation. Nominate a parent of guardian from your home or your local community that has supported you to create, invite and inspire despite all odds. Paving the way to improve aspirations for us all! 

All award entry winners will be decided based on their demonstration of 21st Century Skills -   Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Communication! 

All award entry winners will be decided based on their demonstration of 21st Century Skills -  Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Communication! 

Please note: Young people submitting projects for awards and exhibitions are not guaranteed a ticket due to capacity limits of our venue, however we will try to distribute tickets to any youth organisations or schools in the TechSpace Network that have submitted a project.

This year any project submitted as part of the ESB Creative Tech Fest Award Categories will also have the opportunity to be exhibited in the dedicated ESB Creative Tech Fest Exhibition Spaces at the event. 

If you require any assistance bringing your project to fruition or showcasing your project at ESB Creative Tech Fest on October 28th contact TechSpace Programme Manager Jen Hesnan on