Van UX Awards Categories

Recognizing the elegance, clarity, innovation, impact, and emotion in the experiences we create.

Award Categories

UX for Good

Non-profit organizations fill a unique and vital space in the Lower Mainland. Great user experiences are essential to improving the way non-profits work with their partners, communities, and stakeholders. This award recognizes charities and foundations, social campaigns, professional associations, and public sector enterprises. Entrants should demonstrate how they’ve created a user experience that helps a non-profit organization achieve its goals and/or serve its members.

UX by Students

Student projects help to remind the rest of us of what’s possible. This award celebrates the work done in courses, extra-curricular activities, or portfolio projects—provided the solutions were not designed for commercial purposes. To submit for this award applicants must be registered at a B.C. post-secondary institution during the 2020-2021 academic year.

UX for Commerce

This is for commercial websites, e-commerce, B2B, contests, and marketing-driven campaigns. Your users are the audiences you seek to inform, guide, influence and/or sell to —and your submission shares this story with us. This category requires that submissions are or were live during the past year (October 2020 to 2021) and include metrics that matter and can demonstrate their impact. No concepts will be accepted.

UX for Product

Digital products play an essential role in our everyday lives. We monitor our health, finances, or happiness, use digital apps and services to make our lives easier, connect with others, and to make intentional decisions about our behaviour. This award honours the incredible BC-based products whose digital experiences enrich and engage across a broad spectrum of domains. 

Announcing 2021's Keynote Speaker: Bradley Shende

We’re happy to announce the Keynote Speaker of this year’s Van UX Awards is Bradley Shende

Meet Bradley:

A Creative Technologist and Storyteller, Bradley is the co-founder an Indigenous business accelerator called INDIGENEXT and created a think tank devoted to sustainable economic development. Now dedicated entirely to technologically supported social impact projects he continues his focus for the simple beauty behind complexity.

Meet the Keynote:

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