Meet the Judges
Twelve regional entrants from around the country will be shortlisted by a public vote, with the overall winner being decided by our prestigious panel of judges below. There’s a £5,000 grant for the deserving winner, as well as £500 funding for second and third prizes.
The prizes will be presented to competition winners at a ceremony to be held in early April at the Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum.
Matt Warman, consumer technology editor at The Daily Telegraph
Matt Warman has written for the Daily Telegraph since 1999, and now focuses exclusively on technology and its impact on consumers. He focuses on both major policy announcements, such as on broadband and Tech City, as well as on products, in particular tablets and mobile phones.
David Wright, director at UK Safer Internet Centre
David Wright is UK Safer Internet Centre Director for South West Grid for Learning Trust (SWGfL), leading the establishment of the Centre alongside partners Childnet and IWF. UK Safer Internet Centre is the UK arm of the European Network.
David has worked extensively in the area of online safety for many years not only with children, schools and wider communities but also with partner agencies such as the Police, Child protection and Childnet. David has presented at online safety conferences both nationally and internationally and chairs the National Education Network Safeguarding Group in the UK. He is also an active member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety. Overseas, David is a member of the National Council for the NetSmartz Workshop in the US.
Through SWGfL, David has lead pioneering work, such as the development of 360 degree safe and e Safety Live and together with the Plymouth University, has published a number of ground-breaking UK reports, including Sexting (2012) and eSafety in Schools (2011).
Paul Brook, CEO and owner of ESET UK
Paul Brook is the CEO and owner of ESET UK – a role he has held for twelve years. As CEO, Paul oversees the long-term strategy for the company, as well as overseeing day-to-day operations. Having spent 20 years building his experience in computer hardware, software development and Internet security, Paul is highly regarded in the industry and a well-known commentator on upcoming security trends.