Melissa Pickering’s Favourite Projects from 2021

Melissa Pickering says “Whether it’s working on their own, or as part of a team, young creators who take part in Coolest Projects are building amazing skills in coding, creativity and problem-solving!”

See the other judges’ favourite projects from 2021

  • James Whelton’s favourite projects from 2021

    James Whelton is a coder and entrepreneur. At 16, James gained worldwide recognition for discovering a hack for the iPod Nano. In response to the lack of opportunities to learn computing at school, he co-founded CoderDojo in 2011, a global community of code clubs for young people.

    James Whelton
  • Fig O’Reilly’s favourite projects from 2021

    Fig O'Reilly is an Irish-American model, beauty pageant titleholder, and engineer. Fig recently made history as the first woman of colour to represent Ireland at the international Miss Universe pageant. Since getting her degree in Systems Engineering from the George Washington University, Fig has gone on to become a NASA Datanaut.

    Fig O’Reilly
  • Colin Furze’s favourite projects from 2021

    Colin Furze is a British YouTube personality, presenter, inventor, and five-time Guinness world record holder, from Lincolnshire, England. Colin's YouTube channel,, has over 10 million subscribers.

    Colin Furze