The Celebration

The Real IT Awards 2018 will be held at Hilton Bankside.

The Hilton London Bankside represents the next generation of design-led Hilton Hotels. Ideally located in the heart of Bankside and only a stone’s throw away from some of London’s must-visit landmarks including Tate Modern, Borough Market and The Shard.


RITA 2017
RITA 2017

Who Attends

Admiral Insurance Services Ltd, Amazon Web Services UK, Amey Plc, AppDynamics, Arrk Group, Associated British Foods plc, AstraZeneca, Atkins Global, ATOS, AXA Insurance, BAE Systems Plc, Barclays Bank, British American Tobacco, British Council, British Gas, British Library, Cap Gemini, Centrality, Centrica plc, Computacenter (UK) Ltd, Content and Code, DHL, DXC, East Sussex County Council, Elgin, Environment Agency, Essex County Council, Financial Times, Fujitsu, Grafton Group plc, Great Western Railway Ltd, GyanMatrix, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd., Haymarket Media Group Ltd., HCL Plc, Heathrow Airport Limited, IBM, Inchcape plc, John Lewis Partnership, Kimberly-Clark European Services Ltd, Kraft Heinz Company, Liberty Global, Lookers Plc, Marston's Plc, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd, Mercedes Benz (UK) Ltd, Met Office, Microsoft, Monsoon Accessorize Ltd, NEC Group Ltd, News UK, NSL Ltd, PepsiCo International (UK & Ireland), Picture More Ltd, Planview, Radius Payment Solutions, Royal Mail, SABIC UK Petrochemicals Limited, Said Business School, Soluis Group, SSE plc, Staffordshire County Council, SThree plc, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Steel Group, Tenshi, The National Trust, Travelport, Travis Perkins Group plc, TUI Group, Tullow Oil Plc, UK Power Networks, University of Bradford, Virgin Media Limited, Vodafone, Westminster City Council, Winchester College, Xoserve Limited & YBS Group


Guiding Principles

We hold our judges to the highest standards of fairness, accuracy impartiality and integrity. The entire judging process adheres firmly to these guiding principles.

Equal Treatment of all Entries

Judges evaluate every entry with a discerning eye towards project scope and strategic goals. A professional execution under a limited budget is more worthy than a mediocre execution for a well-funded initiative. It is execution that matters not total project scope.

Ensuring Impartiality


We make all efforts to avoid conflicts of interest in the judging process (such as inadvertently assigning a judge to evaluate an entry with which he/she is associated).


At least three judges are assigned to each entry at random from within the pool of judges whose expertise is relevant. All judges are screened before being assigned an entry.


All of the judges are expected to and will excuse themselves from judging an entry that may present a conflict of interest.

The Judging System

To evaluate entries judges utilise a points-based scoring system. Each judge will score each submission within their designated category, scores will then be combined to identify the short list / winner.


It is possible that more than one entry may qualify to win the same category.


Each category winner is scored again by the panel judges against the judging criteria to select the overall winner of a Real IT Award.


Decisions made by judges are final. The judges' decisions cannot be appealed.


The judging for the Special Achievement Award follows a separate process. The short list is chosen by the CITF and forwarded for final decision by the Membership Council.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We build tailored partnerships based on your aims and would love to discuss how your brand can work with us. Brands can utilise our platform and extensive network in ways which add value for all parties.

If you are interested in sponsoring Real IT Awards 2018 we have packages available. Please contact Karen Morris ( or tel: 07771 900465) for more details.