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Following recent government's announcements, we have decided to take the very sad and disappointing decision to cancel the 2020 REAL IT AWARDS ceremony in July this year. Safety comes first. Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We are looking forward to hosting the RITA Event in the future, once the global health pandemic has passed.

We shall be issuing full refunds in the coming days. If you have any questions, please email David Howells at david@citf.tech with the details of the bank account you would like the refund to go to. If you prefer, you can donate your ticket refund to the NSPCC, RITA's charity of the year so that we can continue making a difference during the coronavirus crisis. If not, we understand.

The results of this year's Awards will be announced at a Virtual Awards Ceremony from the 13th - 17th of July. We will be live streaming the results free on CITF website over 5 days from 4pm with the overall winner announced on Friday, 17th of July 2020. Further communications will follow so please watch this space. Join us to make first ever virtual REAL IT AWARDS a true celebration of success!

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We are proud to announce that our charity partner for the 2020 Real IT Awards is NSPCC!


NSPCC help children rebuild their lives and find ways to prevent abuse from ruining any more. So when a child needs a helping hand, they will be there. When parents are finding it tough, they help. When laws need to change, or governments need to do more, they won’t give up until things improve. Your donations make a world of difference: £3,950 could answer 987 Childline calls, with trained NSPCC counsellors offering advice and support to children in crisis. £2,200 could pay for 32 headsets, enabling our NSPCC Childline counsellors to work remotely and keep answering calls during the pandemic.



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