The competition organised by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation was launched by the Digital Inclusion in Portugal with the aim of promoting the use of technology to solve problems, through the development of mobile applications.

‘SandSpace’ was created by students of the Doutor Serafim Leite High School. These students made an app which makes it possible to share information about the level of occupation of 685 sea and river beaches across the country.

It was in a primary school that ‘Plastic Free World’ was created by children. This app, which also took first place, intends to help people in reducing plastic, by providing tips and advices.

In addition to the first place, the two schools received other awards: the creators of ‘SandSpace’ took the Technological Prize to São João da Madeira and the ‘Plastic Free World’ earned the Public Prize.