RITA 2021 Update

The Real IT Awards judging process has been going well, and the judges have been truly impressed by the quality of submissions received. The judging panel comprises of experienced technology leaders from different industries and we ensure that your submissions are thoroughly evaluated from a range of different perspectives. The competition year on year gets greater and greater and with that in mind, winning the Award will feel even better and more rewarding. The next step would be the announcement of the category shortlists. This year we are departing from that format in that we will not be announcing a shortlist in advance of the awards ceremony. The winner, and runners up, will all be announced on Thursday 13th May. Further details will be sent in due course but we are working on conceiving an exciting, virtual awards ceremony that will offer most of the features and benefits of our in-person event from the comfort and safety of your home or office. You might start thinking of your acceptance speech! In the meantime we would like to invite all 2021 competitors to speak on our virtual Real IT Awards Series. The deadline for submissions is April 7. The series will be available later in the year. To apply, please contact Cassandra Morton at cassandra@citf.tech We look forward to seeing you at RITA 2021.


The Real IT Awards are unique to the world of Corporate IT and Technology as they are the only awards that are judged by corporate IT users for corporate IT users. Teams are recognised for their innovation, technical skill and business foresight by individuals who embody outstanding expertise in a given field.

Held annually since 2004 the Real IT Awards are highly prized by the industry. Each year for the last 16 years we have been proud to recognise and reward IT and technology teams at the Real IT Awards. Never before have we heard so many wonderful stories on how IT and technology teams have gone above and beyond to help their customers, staff, suppliers and communities as we have this year.

The Real IT Awards 2021 will shine a spotlight on those teams and organisations who deserve recognition for their hard work, commitment and innovation. So much can be gained from winning a Real IT Award – from coverage to raise your and your organisation's profile to raising morale in the team and making your company more appealing to work for.  Don't hesitate to enter the competition.  Please see the guidelines and submissions forms here


About CITF

CITF is the UK’s leading membership organisation for technology professionals. It is a unique group of over 4,500 technologists from 26 industries. CITF offers its members a bespoke development programme which includes mentoring, peer to peer knowledge sharing platforms and expert advice.

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