Andy and Wayde accepting the 2015 Australian Web Award for Education
We created the My Big Tomorrow website with our partners Newism for the University of Newcastle. The purpose of My Big Tomorrow is to help young Australians realise bigger life choices. While it’s an initiative of the University of Newcastle it’s for kids Australia-wide.
On Friday 6 November My Big Tomorrow won the 2015 Australian Web Award for Education. This award recognises My Big Tomorrow as one of the nine best Australian websites of the year. Over 100,000 websites are created in Australia each year and we’re stoked to be in the top nine. We’re also proud it’s for such an amazing mission.
The project was driven from the client side by the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE) team at the University. The team’s mission is to improve the equity of higher education. Helping so many kids at a national scale makes this project a special one for us. It’s been hugely satisfying and early results show how much My Big Tomorrow is already helping to move the needle.
The website is another great collaboration between The Village of Useful and Newism. Thank you to the project team and everyone who helped us create My Big Tomorrow - everything from the initial research, strategy and concept to the launch event one year later.
My Big Tomorrow is also a finalist in the global 2015 User Experience Awards and 2015 Interaction Awards. We made this two minute film for the UX Awards - announced 16 November in New York City - to show our UX approach and share some results from the first 100 days.