The WSYA contest is a competition among young social entrepreneurs, creative designers, who create digital content and applications which address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The six categories are closely connected with the UN SDGs.

There are two ways of participating in the Youthaward:

  • Your project is nominated by a Youthaward Ambassador or by a former Winner. If your project is nominated, you are automatically shortlisted and in round 2.
  • You submit your project online to the Youthaward database. Your project will be evaluated in round 1 and only the best projects in each category will be shortlisted.

The online or mobile project to be entered in to the contest must be 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.

The Youthaward accepts only launched projects or beta versions, no ideas.

Get in touch with WSA Office for more information!


Apply to one of the six categories of the WSYA, all of them directly tied to the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) encouraging to tackle global challenges such as ill-health, gender inequality, lack of education, lack of access to clean water and environmental degradation.

An international jury -composed of young experts, social activists, successful entrepreneurs and representatives of the private sector and different international institutions- will evaluate the projects and select 18 winners (three winners per category) to be awarded at the winners' event and which will join the global WSYA network.