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Main Awards

JA Europe Company of the Year Competition Main Award

The Company of the Year Award recognises the mini-companies who succeeded in demonstrating the outcomes of the JA Company Programme. The jury of JA Europe “Company of the Year” Awards 2020 will nominate: ‘Company of the Year’, 2nd place and 3rd place.

Public Choice Award

Public Choice Award 2020

This year, all student teams competing in the JA Company of the Year Competition are automatically qualified for the Public Choice Award, which will be decided through an online vote. The winner of the Award is up to the public – and the student team’s ability to successfully market and promote their company!

The three teams with the highest score of votes will receive mentoring from senior Avanade executives in the upcoming school year 2020-21.

JA Alumni Europe Leadership Award

Alumni Leadership Award:

The award is given to outstanding individual students showing that extra initiative and leadership during the program. Please help us select the best students from your national team.

Signature Awards

European Partners

AT&T Excellence in IT Award

AT&T would like to recognise the efforts of the student company that demonstrates the best innovation-driven concept, with strong business potential and sustainability, as well as viability and scalability.

Citi Foundation Client Focus Award

The “Citi Foundation Client Focus Award” recognizes student enterprises that place the client at the heart of their business.

Delta Air Lines Innovation Award

The Delta Air Lines Innovation Award will be given to the student company which has an innovative or effective approach for solving a problem or developing further a product, which has a functional business model and whose idea has a potential to prosper, an international prospect and is easy to implement.

FedEx Access Award

The FedEx Access Award is a signature award presented at the JA Europe Company of the Year Competition. The award was designed to put the principles of global connectivity at the forefront of young people’s minds – to inspire tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and leaders with the scale of what is possible.

ManpowerGroup ‘Ready for Work’ Award

The ManpowerGroup ‘Ready for Work’ Award recognizes those teams that have best built work readiness skills during the competition.

National Partners

Fundação Ageas Social Innovation Award

Fundação Ageas gives the “Fundação Ageas Social Innovation Award” to the mini-company that best addresses societal challenges while having a realistic plan for today’s market.

EDP Green Entrepreneurship Award

The EDP Green Entrepreneurship Award will go to the mini-company that embodies the principles and spirit of green entrepreneurship to the highest extent.

SONAE Social Entrepreneurship Award

Sonae gives the “SONAE Social Entrepreneurship Award” to the mini-company which best demonstrates a passion to change social patterns to make them more inclusive and environmentally friendly by introducing new products / services or technologies, or by having a different approach than the traditional one.