All submissions are subject to a €187 processing fee. Discounts are available for early submission as shown below.
All the submissions can be updated two weeks before public voting.
(Submission Fee €87)
Summer Extension Deadline Sept. 8th 2023
(Submission Fee €147)
Deadline Oct 31st
(Submission Fee €187)
Deadline Dec 31st
Since its beginning in 2019, BOLD Awards has continually adapted to align with emerging trends and technolgies and to ensure that categories represent the depth and breadth of the digital economy.
Held at H-FARM, the most unique and one of the largest innovation hubs in Europe, BOLD Awards is marked on calendars year on year as a pivotal event for the tech sector.
Attracting entries from over 70 countries across the globe, with online public voting and by a panel of international expert judges, BOLD Awards is truly a global experience.
BOLD Awards welcomes entries relating to individuals, projects or companies in 33 categories of digital industries and the technology that powers them. A single processing fee allows for a submission to be entered in up to three award categories – which ones will you choose? Answers to other most frequently asked questions can be found at FAQs.
Crowdsourcing platforms and initiatives that can demonstrate achievement of clear business milestones will be rewarded in this category. We will consider the approach to crowd participation, platform design and functions. Judging will not be based on size or number of users but on efficiency, ingenuity, and proven business success.
The category celebrates pioneering advancements at the intersection of art and technology. Recognizing the transformative power of technology in the art world, this award honors innovative initiatives, projects, or products that push boundaries and redefine artistic expression with technology.
Boldest Open Innovation
This category is open to any organization that can show excellence in the way it has used open innovation and strategy within its own business to improve its performance and growth. Entrants should present clear evidence of how open innovation has delivered results and how this benefits both its organization and collaborators.
Boldest Crowdfunding Project
This category is for a crowdfunding campaign that delivered much more than funding. Projects entered into this category should be able to demonstrate the steps taken to invite others to support their cause and help raise funding.
Boldest New Media / AdTech
This category is designed for fantastic examples of digital communications and platforms that increase exposure and drive business results. This includes any media – from podcasts, blogs/ vlogs, influencer marketing, video sharing platforms, and adtech – that are delivered digitally.
Entrants for this category must be able to demonstrate an innovative and creative approach in a scientific project. This category is open to any organization or individual who developed science-based solutions that can demonstrate a quantifiable benefit for the world.
This category rewards marketplace websites and apps who focus on excellence in connecting organizations and/or market participants – serving to add value and create an experience that instill trust in the ecosystem.
This Award recognizes excellence in all areas of design enterprise and celebrates the richness of the design profession and its practitioners. We are looking for the most imaginative initiatives, whether that is in website design, design usability, product design, or any other area of design. Something original, exciting and practical. Submissions should be able to prove demonstrably how UI and/or UX design has led to tangible, positive results.
Boldest Space Frontier
This category is open to any space tech organization who has made a significant contribution using collaborative techniques to advance R&D or developing strategies leading to new technology development and exploitation.The award will also recognize the lasting benefit created in the aerospace field and legacy of the project resulting from a high level of collaboration which goes beyond delivering the technical aspects of the project.
This award is open to any Artificial Intelligence (AI) standalone project or as part of a larger project. The success of the project should be demonstrated in terms of how the development of AI led to improved performance or its ability to solve real problems.
This category is for a robotics project that stands out in terms of innovation, quality, value, and engineering. Projects entered into this category should demonstrate the creation of new products, applications, process automation or markets in robotics.
The category recognizes outstanding advancements in the field of travel technology and honors groundbreaking solutions, products, or services that have revolutionized and impacted the way we explore the world today. From cutting-edge mobile applications and booking platforms to immersive virtual experiences and personalized travel planning tools, this award celebrates those who dare to be BOLD.
This category recognizes fintech innovations that boost the financial health of businesses and advance financial inclusion. Judging considerations include technology infrastructure, security and market share.
This award recognizes agritechnology related initiatives that have real-world outcomes that benefit agriculture and food production. Entries are welcome from agritech startups and companies with innovations in farms, food packaging or processing, distribution, nutrition, transparency and traceability.
This award is for the best overall AR/VR and XR project from an aesthetic, usability, and technology perspective. Additional points are given to evidence of multiple successful applications of AR/VR reality technology.
Boldest Future of Work
The award recognizes the best companies who are bravely embracing the future of work – whether building and managing remote teams, automating tasks and workflows, or creating new digital tools, and platforms that enhance productivity and employee well-being.
The award identifies and rewards cybersecurity firms, individuals and products that are working to keep our data and electronic assets safe among a growing threat from hackers and malicious software. This award will be presented to those who are on the frontlines of the effort to prepare, defend and respond to this growing threat.
This category recognises the most reliable cryptocurrency related projects and services whose contributions have made exceptional gains to the crypto ecosystem. This may include, but is not limited to: Cryptocurrency Market Exchanges, Crypto Trading or Lending Platforms, and Crypto Liquidity Providers.
This category recognizes startups, individuals or companies who are bringing the very best mobility solutions, public transport, and other intelligent transport systems and applications and have the potential to make a profound impact on the modern world. This award highlights some of the most ambitious, innovative, and successful sustainable mobility solutions.
Boldest Young Achiever
This category is open to any Young Achiever 25 years old and below that has actively contributed to an innovative project in a meaningful and impactful way. He/she has played a central role in the successful execution/implementation of the project and has demonstrated leadership in the field and in self. (you must send us the proof of your age with a gov ID).
This category recognizes and rewards excellence in businesses that are seeking ways to be more sustainable in their activities. Excellence in sustainability is a journey of continuous improvement in processes and results.
This category recognizes excellence in Internet of Things IOT innovation on connected devices and digital transformation in specific fields, highlighting the results that are transforming industries and the exceptional work of IOT.
Boldest CPG Brand
This award is open to all consumer packaged goods (CPG) Brands that demonstrate exceptional innovation, quality, and consumer appeal in their products and marketing strategies. From food and beverages to personal care and household goods, this category highlights the best-in-class CPG brands that have made a significant impact on consumers’ lives.
This category recognizes the use of new technology that significantly enhances the learning experience in K-12, Higher Education, and Skills and Workforce sectors. Judging considerations will focus on its ability to support a wide range of educational activities and learning styles.
This category recognizes innovative tech solutions, tools, and/or services to solve health and health care problems, provide compassionate care, and build healthier communities.
This category recognizes insurtech emerging technologies that deliver operational excellence, business model innovation, strong risk prevention, and data analytics. Entries are welcome from insurers, technology service providers, general agents, data aggregators, and related entities.
This category recognizes proptech that brings technology into the real estate industry to increase its efficiency, prosperity, and social responsibility from planning and building real estate to asset management to tenant engagement.
Boldest eGaming / eSports
This category recognizes the achievements across major egaming/ esports disciplines including gaming software, networks, mobile, IT, and infrastructure.
Boldest Blockchain & NFTs
This category recognizes significant contributions to the advancement of blockchain and NFTs distributed ledger technology and its applications. Consideration will be given to offering increased understanding, accessibility, efficiency and adoption of blockchain and NFTs by tapping into wider audiences and driving adoption.
This category recognizes creativity and excellence in the metaverse. The metaverse can be a driving force in the entry or a minor component. Being able to demonstrate the metaverse application is the important factor here that includes both closed and open ecosystems.
This award covers a broad range of DeFi technologies that are making decentralized finance more accessible and/or developing the standards and guidelines for wider adaptation. This category focuses on demonstrating the use of DeFi, solving a finance challenge, or disrupting a market segment.
This award will be given to the software solutions provider which can best demonstrate an innovative approach to the development and continuous improvement of their SaaS offering. Applicants are encouraged to supply client case study materials or testimonials.
This category recognizes the technology applications in fashion. This may include, but is not limited to: production, consumption, retailing, merchandising, and logistics.
What does BOLD look like?
Our BOLD Alumni's work:
Became the UK's first B Corp certified neobank
Created a hyperplane that travels to near-space heights at 15 times the speed of sound
Raised $20M to help surgeons learn through VR
Making sustainable chocolate the norm
Created a global movement to help people living with disabilities, the elderly and the poor
Revolutionized travel with young children
Our BOLD Alumni are diverse, remarkable, and impact-driven.