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The UK's 5G Showcase Awards are ready for nominations

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  • Published by Crispin Moller on 20 Jan 2022
  • Last modified 7 Feb 2022
As many of the UK’s 5G Testbeds & Trials projects come towards a conclusion, we will be celebrating their amazing achievements with an awards ceremony at the UK's 5G Showcase event this March.

About the Event

The two-day physical conference and exhibition on 22-23 March is being curated with the express purpose of demonstrating the benefits emerging from the UK’s 5G Testbeds & Trials Programme, and to matchmake with investment and partnership opportunities to accelerate the move to market adoption.  The event is targeted at senior stakeholders from the investment community, government, industry and the public sector, from the UK and across the globe.  You can read more about the event here.

About the Awards 

UK5G and DCMS will be celebrating the successes of the UK's 5G Testbeds & Trials projects, as well as the great effort and determination by the participants to overcome the considerable challenges thrown up over the last two to three years. To that end, we are pleased to announce the UK's 5G Showcase Awards which will culminate in a gala dinner as part of the UK's 5G Showcase event.  We're looking to recognise projects with:

  • The best potential for business impact
  • The most innovative use of 5G technology
  • The maximum citizen impact and reach
  • The best individual contribution to 5G industry deployment
  • The best collaborative engagement across the programme

Nomination and Awards Process  

The UK’s 5G Showcase Awards will be open for nominations from 20 January 2022 until 22 February 2022 and are open to any consortia, organisation or individual involved in a 5G project in the United Kingdom.  
Nominations must be in the form of a written submission, to be a maximum of 200 words. Only nominations submitted through the online form will be considered.  We can accept both self-nominations and your nominations of others. 
All nominations will be assessed by our judging panel.  The composition of the judging panel will be announced shortly.  
We plan to announce a shortlist of finalists for each award category by the 7th March, finalists will be featured in the conference literature for The UK’s 5G Showcase (22-23 March, Birmingham).  
All finalists will be invited to attend the Awards Dinner on the evening of the 22nd March in Birmingham where the winners will be announced.  The winners will be invited to give a short pitch to the attendees at the event.  

Key Target Dates 

  • 20th January - Awards announced and nominations opened. 
  • 22nd February - Nominations closed at 12 noon. 
  • 7th March - Shortlisted finalists announced. 
  • 22nd March - Winners will be announced during the Awards Dinner at the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham.


Sponsorship options are available for one or more of these awards, or the entire awards ceremony. Please get in touch with Pat Chan if you would like to discuss the possibility of sponsoring the UK's 5G Showcase Awards. 

You can read the full details of the awards, the categories and the nomination criteria on the Awards page.

Awards Page