Digital Day 2018 – The Winners

23 Jan 2019

Posted by Rachel Johnson

Digital Day Winners 2019

The ideas have been dissected. The judges have deliberated. And the winners of Digital Day’s Sponsor Challenges are…

One day last November, more than 5,000 young people were given an insight into the world of tech and digital by industry. You could practically see the lightbulbs flicking on as we told them about our work and the possibilities of a career in digital. And then, we set them to work on our Sponsor Challenges, which were set by industry.

Devised by BBC Studios, The FA and Vodafone, each challenge gave teams a chance to put their ideas to the test - and the responses were brilliant. We took the top submissions and set our judges the task of selecting the very best in each challenge. Each winning team receives £500 for their schools and a day with a Challenge Partner for their team.

Huge congratulations to all the winners, and also to the highly commended and shortlisted entries in each category, who are:

BBC Studios Challenge:


The Burgess Hill Academy (Agency: Tommy)

Highly Commended:

Bournemouth School for Girls (Agency: (Redweb)

Bishopbriggs Academy (Frame Create)

Childwall Church Of England Primary School (Igoo)


Westholme School

Nottingham Girls' High School (Hallam Internet)

Cardiff High School (Spindogs)

The King's School

The BRIT School (Digital Detox)

St Marylebone CE School (Tribal Worldwide)

Kemnay Academy (Aberdeen International Airport Ltd.)

Ada. National College for Digital Skills (Cognifide)

The FA Challenge


Westminster Academy (AmazeRealise)

Highly Commended:

Bournemouth School for Girls (Redweb)

Caldervale High (Hot Tin Roof)

Special Mention:

Childwall Church Of England Primary School (Igoo)


Abbot's Lea School (Think_Live)

Nottingham Girls' High School ((Hallam Internet)

St Helens College 14 - 16 Academy (Angel Solutions)

The King's School

Dunbar Grammar School (Mackerel Media Ltd)

The Burgess Hill Academy (Tommy)

Oxted School (TH_NK)

Cardiff High School (Spindogs)

William Morris Sixth Form (Twelve AM)

Vodafone Challenge


Abbot's Lea School (Think_Live)

Highly Commended:

Bournemouth School for Girls (Redweb)

Largs Academy (The Scotsman)

The King's School


Woodford County High School for Girls (Dsgn & Co.)

St Helens College 14 - 16 Academy (Angel Solutions)

Bellshill Academy (Equator)

Aboyne Academy (Red Evolution)

Abbot's Lea School (Think_Live)

Park Academy West London (Econsultancy)

The Burgess Hill academy (Tommy)

Mosslands School (Angel Solutions)

Nottingham Girls' High School (Hallam Internet)

Thanks to all students and teachers who took part. Thanks also to our digital professionals whose efforts helped each of the teams on this list deliver such impressive results. And huge thanks also to our Challenge Sponsors for their support and commitment.

Want to be a part of Digital Day 2019? Sign up here.  

Rachel Johnson
Posted by Rachel Johnson

Rachel has recently joined BIMA having worked for more than 20 years in the world of Marketing. Rachel has many impressive client, charity and agency-side results to her credit and stories to tell. As both a team player and independent advisor, Rachel loves to see the bigger picture and is a strong strategic thinker. She has led ambitious projects for start-ups, worked alongside growing businesses and has been fortunate to work with some of the UK’s most respected and renowned agencies. A self-motivated original thinker, Rachel is also an extremely able marketer. She brings out the best in people at all levels. Her wealth of transferable skills includes project management – often with direct budgetary control - results-driven commercial awareness, proven networking strengths, digital marketing expertise and broad IT literacy. However, her achievements do not end there! In her spare time, she makes full-use of her Cumbrian home-town environment, walking, biking and running, and spending time as an enthusiastic side-line rugby and football mum for her two boys – Louie and Harley.

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