FileMaker, the database software specialists has launched its fourth annual FileMaker CubeAwards 2010 - Developers of Excellence competition, in partnership with IT PRO. Developers from the UK and beyond are invited to submit entries that demonstrate innovative uses of FileMaker technology.

From individuals to some of the world's largest companies use Apple owned FileMaker software to manage, analyse and share essential information. FileMaker produces the FileMaker Pro line for Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and the Web, along with Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPad.

The awards are designed to identify and celebrate the excellent and innovative work of FileMaker developers. The awards will evaluate and reward entries on user experience, functionality and total value to the organisation. Open to developers of solutions across both private and public sectors, the scope of this year's awards has been significantly increased with several new markets now eligible for entry including Ireland, South Africa, Spain, Portugal and Iceland.

FileMaker Cube Awards 2010

In keeping with previous years, the 2010 FileMaker Cube Awards will recognise the "Best public sector solution" and "Best private sector solution", with the best solutions from these categories being entered into the "Winner of Winners" category.

Macworld attended the prestigious 2009 awards ceremony. Winners of the 2009 FileMaker Cube Awards were:

Best Public Sector Solution

-   Winner - Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute - who were praised for educing unnecessary testing wastage through efficient management of complex data.

Best Private Sector Solution

-   Winner - Light Blue Software - Photography management system that links to Google Calendar and helps to create and manage an e-commerce site.

Winner of Winners

-   Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute

Tony Speakman, Director Northern Region, FileMaker International said, "Over the years we've become increasingly impressed by the amazing work being done by FileMaker developers in the UK. This year we're opening the field up to all the markets in the FileMaker Northern Region and are really expecting the competition to heat up. I've seen some great uses of FileMaker technology over the years and I have no doubt that this year, especially with the recent release of FileMaker Go, our developers throughout the region will have some interesting solutions to throw into the mix."

The submission deadline for entries to this year's awards is 7 October 2010, with selected entrants invited to present their solution to the panel of Cube Award judges. Winners will be announced at the FileMaker Cube Awards ceremony, which this year takes place at the Royal College of Physicians on the morning of 16 November 2010.

For more information or to submit an entry please visit www.filemaker.co.uk/cubeawards.