Monday, 7 March 2016

The 2016 World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) for Young People


BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The World Summit Award (WSA) selects and promotes the world's best digital innovation, be it eg. webpages, applications, kiosk installations or interactive productions.
Founded in 2003 as follow-up initiative to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva. The declared aim of the conference was to make Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessible to everyone and to bridge the digital divide. The World Summit Award (WSA) was established as a means to achieve these goals.

The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) is a unique global contest which brings together young developers and digital entrepreneurs - under 30 years of age - who use internet and mobile technology to put the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)into action and make a difference.
The WSYA selects and promotes best practice in e-Content. It demonstrates young people's potential to create outstanding digital contents and serves as a platform for people from all UN member states to work together in the efforts to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

WSA is open to any company, organisation or individual in the content industry in any UN and UNESCO member state.
WSYA is restricted to digital innovation initiated and executed by young people under the age of 30 (born on or after January 1, 1986) from any of the UN and UNESCO member states.
Application and submission of projects to the WSA
Taking part in the WSA is eligible through either of the following: (1) to be nominated by a national expert, (2) to be nominated by a National WSA Committee, established by a national expert, (3) to win at a national WSA pre-selection contest.
Submitting a product to the evaluation and selection process does by no means entitle a producer to any benefits. There is no way of challenging this decision legally.
Submission is free of charge.
Participation and submission of projects to the WSYA
Projects are nominated by a Youthaward Ambassador or by a former Winner. If your project is nominated, you are automatically shortlisted and in round 2.
The registration can be completed online via the Youthaward database. Your project will be evaluated in round 1 and only the best projects in each category will be shortlisted and in round 2.
The registration procedure includes acceptance of the Terms and Conditions form. By accepting submitters confirm that they are the rightful owners to the necessary rights to submit the project. These rights include the copyright, right for using pictures, sound or audio components.
RULES AND REGULATIONS: Full rules and regulations can be found here

REWARD OFFERED: The World Summit Award treats its' winners.
Invitation to the WSA World Congress includes :
Involvement in pitching seminars
The opportunity to attend an award ceremony
A project exhibition booth that allows for dialogue about your idea
Accomodation and meals
The posibility of travel grants. Please contact us to learn more.
The opportunity to network with internationally recognized digital content developers.
Access to the WSA community of global experts and industry leaders from over 178 countries.
Interaction with world-renowned sponsors and partners of the WSA community.
Workshops that will aid you in making your project in obtaining global recognition.
A video that highlights your project in extensive detail.
Special placement on our website.
Long-term coverage within all WSA editorial channels such as Blogs, Articles, Success Stories, Twitter and Facebook.

A nomination for the World Summit Award is already a win - these are your rewards
Recieve more coverage on your product
The WSA provides nominees with press templates and helps them to gain the attention of national media with the support of our international team of high class media and ICT experts.
Recieve a World Summit Award nominee seal which you can use on your websites, your social media channels and your publications.
Earn a chance to receive feedback from the Grand Jury.
Being nominated for the World Summit Award means that your product is the best in the country in one of our 8 categories.
Our experience has shown that this honor can immensely improve your outreach.
HOW TO APPLY: Details on how to submit can be found here

DEADLINE: July 31, 2016

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