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 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 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 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
|April 8th - July 1st||Call for Registration / Online Application|
|July - August||Jury|
|October/November||Winners´Event (Location TBC)|
Young creators of digital content can register their products themselves via an online platform which is open from the 8th of April until the 1st of July 2013! An international young expert jury will then judge the projects/products and select three winner in each of the six WSYA categories.
What can you win?
The reward for winners is to be recognized on a world stage, to be invited to the winners' events (with all related cost covered by organizers), to be able to connect with each other and discuss with renowned experts in the field of ICT for development. Please note, that the Youth Award is not a cash award. Last years European world-wide event took place in the framework of the WCIT 2012 (World Congress on Information Society) in Montréal, Canada! took place in Graz, Austria and the
Who is organising the Award?
The WSYA is organised as a follow up activity of the World Summit on Information Society and its action plan towards the year 2015. The Youth Award is being organised by the World Summit Award Network for the sixth time after 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. It is promoted in all UN member states through the networks of the World Summit Award (WSA) the UN Global Alliance for ICT, other participating UN Organisations and Agencies such as UNESCO and UNIDO, governments and NGOs, youth organisations, and all those committed to making a real difference in the achievement of the MDGs.
The WSYA Team is based at the International Centre for New Media (ICNM), an independent non-profit organisation in Salzburg, Austria.
To apply for the WSYA 2013 click HERE.