Youth Award Winners Announced

Inspiring Internet Content

0 Tom Dawkins, Ammu Irivinti and Wilson Masaka Magambo in Tunis.

The world’s most creative and empowering youth-led websites have been announced! Scores have been tallied, publications have been designed, and the stage is set for Tunis to showcase the best young e-content creators to the world!

We’ve seen online music communities, digital design training for slum youth, interactive gaming platforms e-learning flash applications and an HIV/AIDS information portal to name just a few of the over 300 projects from 70+ countries. The top three projects in each category – Development, Creativity & Culture and Community Engagement – took center stage for Phase II of the Information Society (November 16 – 18, 2005) at the Gala on opening night.

In the often tired, formal environment, the energy and creativity of the Youth Caucus truly stood out. The eight Youth Award winners in attendance had a unique opportunity to network with over 30,000 delegates and showcased their online projects to the world. The opening Youth Award Gala event awarded category winners in a ceremony featuring high-profile speakers, flash videos, live DJing and a packed house. It was syndicated in over 30 European television stations, as well as being broadcast on the Tunisian television company ERRT.

Award winners and runners-up also took center stage at a WSA Content Forum entitled “The Future is Now: Best Practices from Young People in the Information Society” and a closing reception in the Youth Hub space co-hosted by TakingITGlobal and Microsoft. And stay tuned to this space for future Youth Award news!

Ladies and gentlemen, here are your Youth Award winners!

Category/Rank
Project Description
Organization
Development
>Winner
Patent Wars on AIDS Drugs

An information resource and online community with flash animations, interactive games, stories and galleries on today’s greatest global challenge

Ammu Irivinti, 16 International Coordination Team

 

Development
>Runner-Up
Biotechnology, The Food Solution

Interactive website designed to raise awareness on the use of agricultural biotechnology in combating food shortages and insecurity in Africa

Samuel Odofin, 17 Nigeria
Development
>Third Place
Youth.HR

Comprehensive web resource centre for Croatian youth with a forum, blogs, virtual workshops, events, grant information and free web design services for other youth organizations.

Ivanovic Plasko, 24 Atlas Youth OrganizationCroatia

 

Creativity & Culture
>Winner
Nairobits Trust

From the slums of Nairobi to the cutting edge of digital design, this digital design school showcases the creative ICT skills offered to its students and acts as a media channel for local African content

Wilson Masaka Magambo , 22Kenya

 

Creativity & Culture
>Runner-Up
Absynthe Muse

From a small seed of creativity, Absynthe Muse has become one of the world’s premiere writing communities for youth

Elisabeth Wilhelm, 18United States of America

 

Creativity & Culture
>Third Place
Electrobel

Interactive web portal for young electronic artists to share music and skills in a space of collaboration, innovation and cool

Laurent d’Havé, 23 Belgium

Electrobel

Community Engagement
>Winner
Vibewire

By rewiring youth media’ in Australia , this popular, interactive community empowers young people using technology

Tom Dawkins, 26
Australia
Community Engagement
>Runner-Up
Hyperstaffs

Dynamic collection of educational multimedia lessons and games that has revolutionized the way 5 to 13 year old kids see and do homework

David Smith, 23 Staffordshire University , United Kingdom

 

Community Engagement
>Third Place
Hai Ti! (Listen Up!)

Weekly series of print and web-based comics created to empower youth, democratize civic education and develop ICT skills of educators

Ebben Haitukalipi, 26 Schoolnet Africa, Namibia

 

Media Releases

2012

  • World Summit Youth Award Montreal 2012 – Young digital changemakers fight against global injustice (October 12th, 2012)
  • World Summit Youth Award Montreal 2012 (October 12th, 2012)
  • World Summit Youth Award Winners 2012 – (September 11th, 2012 – in German)
  • World Summit Youth Award Winners 2012 – (September 11th, 2012 – in German)
  • World Summit Youth Award Winners 2012 – African ICT Pioneers shaping MDGs Revolution (September 11th, 2012)
  • Millennium Olympics Young digitals fight for a better future (July 10th, 2012)
  • Millennium Olympics: Young Digitals (July 10th, 2012 – in German)
  • Landing Young ICT Revolutionaries on Larry King´s Larry King´s Sofa (June 20th, 2012)
  • Junge IT-Revolutionäre auf Larry King’s Sofa (June 27th, 2012 – in German)
  • World Summit Youth Award – call for entries 2012 (June 1st, 2012)
  • World Summit Youth Award and European Youth Award – call for entries (June 1st, 2012)

2011

  • The Winners’ Event is over – the Action goes on – English
  • Into the Spotlight with Hip Hop and R’n’B: Category Create your Culture! – english
  • Death Sentence Pregnancy: Category Fight Poverty, Hunger, and Disease! – english
  • Egyptian citizens fight crime online: Category Pursue Truth! – english
  • WSYA Winners 2010 selected – English
  • Winners Festival 2011 is coming to Graz – WSYA 2011
  • Deadline extended – WSYA 2011
  • Submit your entry now – WSYA 2011 – Young People use Internet and Mobiles for Social Good.

2010

  • World Leaders debate, Young People act – Winners Events 2010 in New York
  • WSYA Winners 2010 – long version
  • WSYA Winners 2010 selected – short version
  • WSYA Newsflash Issue 2 / June 2010
  • WSYA at the Press Conference, Salzburg “Generation Web 2.0: Opportunities and Challenges”, May 2010, (English)
  • WSYA at the Press Conference, Salzburg “Generation Web 2.0: Opportunities and Challenges”, May 2010 (Deutsch)
  • World Summit Youth Award Kick-off in Geneve (English)
  • WSYA Newsflash_1 / April 2010
  • WSYA 2010 Call for Registration_EN
  • WSYA 2010 General Info and Invite
  • WSYA 2010 Call for Ambassadors

2009

  • The World Summit Youth Award 2009 – Call for Registrations
  • A new deadline for latest entries – WSYA 2009
  • Last call for submissions – WSYA 2009
  • WSYA 2009 – Winners Announcement
  • WSA 2009 – Gala Events Mexico
  • WSYA 2009 – Winners Booklet

WSYA in the Media

  • In Focus: Mathias Haas (International Reporters, Germany, November 27, 2012)
  • In Focus: Saransh Dua (International Reporters, Germany, November 19, 2012)
  • In Focus: Nathan Masyuko (International Reporters, Germany, November 11, 2012)
  • Larry King Moderates Debate on Digital Era (tvmcgill.com, Canada, November 7, 2012)
  • World Summit Youth Award: Helping Farmers in Ghana (tvmcgill.com, Canada, November 6, 2012)
  • In Focus: Jason Muloongo (International Reporters, Germany, November 5, 2012)
  • In Focus: Mary Olushoga (International Reporters, Germany, November 2, 2012)
  • Communications Minister congratulates Youth Award winners (my broadband, South Africa, October 30, 2012)
  • Young idealists leave Montreal (WAVE Magazine, Serbia, October 25, 2012)
  • World Summit Youth Awards honor global digital projects for good (ITBusiness.ca, Canada, October 24, 2012)
  • The Youth Republic wins runner-up position at WSYA 2012 (Pamir Times, Pakistan, October 4, 2012)
  • ‘Quirky’ online forum gets UN youth award (The Times of India, India, October 2, 2012)
  • World Summit Youth Award (International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland, September 28, 2012)
  • The Youth Republic brings laurels to Pakistan! (Chitral Times, Pakistan, September 26, 2012)
  • The Youth Republic brings laurels to Pakistan! (lhrtimes.com, Pakistan, September 21, 2012)
  • Super Stage Winners Make TV Debut & Win UN Global Award (supernews.co.za, South Africa, September 13, 2012)
  • Afroes’ games win World Summit Youth Awards (afroes.com, South Africa, September 12, 2012)
  • ICT Ministers’ Panel: Leadership and Innovation (WCIT 2012 Newsletter, Canada, September 12, 2012)
  • Africa in the lead (theceomagazine-ug.com, Uganda, September 11, 2012)
  • World Summit Youth Award: e-Contest 2012 (The Nation, Sri Lanka, July 22, 2012)
  • World Summit Youth Award, Lil’ MDGs Seek Young Social Entrepreneurs! (Huffington Post, July 9, 2012)
  • Digitales Engagement (Computerwelt, July 2, 2012)
  • European Youth Award – call for entries (City of Graz official portal, June 29, 2012)
  • WCIT – Bringing the World to Canada (Backbone Magazine, Canada, June 21, 2012)
  • European Youth Award on Creative Industries Styria (CIS, June 20, 2012)
  • ‘Revolutionaries’ coming to Montreal for WCIT 2012 (IT World Canada, June 15, 2012)
  • WCIT2012 unveils its program for the first-ever Montreal event (ICT Association of Canada, June 15, 2012)
  • World Congress on Information Technology 2012 press release (WCIT 2012, June 15, 2012)
  • 2012 World Summit Youth Award calling for nominations (Seeqnce blog, June 14, 2012)
  • Opportunities: WSYA 2012 (Wupy.org, May 23, 2012)
  • Interview with Youth Award Winner Amira Salah, co-founder of Kherna project (Ahram Online, May 8, 2012)
  • Interview with Youth Award Winner Heba Habib, co-founder of the Harassmap project (Ahram Online, May 8, 2012)
  • Interview with Youth Award Winner Ahmed Nagy, co-founder of Zabatak project (Ahram Online, May 8, 2012)
  • Young Egyptian Digital Planet: Youth Award Winners’ Workshop at ICT Cairo, Egypt (Wupy.org, April 28, 2012)
  • Global Citizenship The Youth Connection (British Council’s Global Publication, 14. February 2012)
  • The Voice of Youth goes global (Us Magazine, 21. October 2011)
  • Akinyele Olubodun’s hip-hop and R’n’ B Music Platform “PlayMyJamz” wins international UN youth Award (TechTrendsng.com, 21. November 2011)
  • World Summit Youth Award in Graz (Kleine Zeitung, 14. November 2011)
  • World Summit Youth Award: Jugendliche Revolution in Graz (Kleine Zeitung, 10. November 2011)
  • MAD makes a difference at WSYA (IBNLive, 2. November 2011)
  • World Summit Youth Award (CIS, October 2011)
  • Write3 receives WSYA 2011 (The Daily Star, 7. October 2011)
  • World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) recognizes the talent of Pakistani youth (asian.correspondent.com, 6. October 2011)
  • The international acclaim: A forum for the youth to mingle and share their views (The Express Tribune, 2. October 2011)
  • Not for profit celebrates international UN award for using digital technology to eradicate poverty (Education Generation, 30. September 2011)
  • Views that matter (TheAsianAge, 27. September 2011)
  • The 2011 World Summit Youth Award Festival comes to Graz (Women’s Forum, 11 August 2011)
  • World Summit Youth Award (Ö1 ORF, 27 July 2011)
  • World Summit Youth Award verlängert (Computerwelt, 18 July 2011)
  • World Summit Youth Award 2011 (Opportunity, 18 July 2011)
  • World Summit Youth Award (Horizont, 15 July 2011)
  • Local businesswoman appointed as Ambassador for UN youth awards – World Summit Youth Awards entries closing this Friday (TechSmart, 12 July 2011)
  • World Summit Youth Award – Meeting UN Millennium Development Goals through Innovative e-Content (DigitalQatar, 13 June 2011)
  • The World Summit Youth Award 2011 (Vancouver Youth, 2 June 2011)
  • World Summit Youth Award: Call for Entries 2011 (EMYAN, June 2011)
  • Let’s put UN Millennium Development Goals into action! (TAMK Arts and Media, 29 May 2011)
  • World Summit Youth Award 2011 – Call for entries (TAMK, 29 May 2011)
  • Mach mit! – World Summit Youth Award 2011 (OTS, 24 May 2011)
  • World Summit Youth Award 2011 (Go Youth, 24 May 2011)
  • World Summit Youth Award 2011 open for registration (Africa Youth Trust, 23 May 2011)
  • World Summit Youth Award 2011 (Young Innovations Europe, 20 May 2011)
  • World Summit Youth Award 2011 now open for registration (Network for Youth in Transition, 18 May 2011)
  • World Summit Youth Award 2011 now open for registration (Funds for NGO’s, 18 May 2011)
  • World Summit Youth Award (ICT for Development / Comminit.com, 15 May 2011)
  • World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) 2011 (Leaders of Tomorrow, 12 May 2011)
  • Uwaje becomes WSYA board member (Vanguard, 11 May 2011)
  • YOUNG PEOPLE USING INTERNET AND MOBILES for Social Good (mladi!nfo.com, 10 May 2011)
  • Opportunity for Young Africans at the World Summit Youth Award 2011 (Tech Trends Nigeria, 9 May 2011)
  • Official Program for the Bahrain International eGovernment Forum 2011 announced (AMEinfo, 9 May 2011)
  • World Summit Youth Award 2011 – Call For Submissions (Fantrust, 6 May 2011)
  • Bahrain is set to host Arab eContent prize (Gulf Daily News, 5 May 2011)
  • Cedarville University Students Win Award for Global Initiative (Cedarville University, 15 November 2010)
  • Implementing the Millennium Development Goals using ICT (TechTrendsNg.com, October 2010)
  • Our Experience in New York (Colour Me Green Campaign, 27 October 2010)
  • MDGs: Uwaje challenges youths on using IT (Vanguard, 26 October 2010)
  • Lemon24 wins WSYA award (The Daily Star, 24 September 2010)
  • New York City: World Summit Young Award 2010 (Nuok, 22 September 2010)
  • World Summit Youth Award: Umweltschutz in Simbabwe (Deutsche Welle, 21 September 2010)
  • New York: here is the WSYA (Buziaulane Blog, 18 September 2010)
  • World Summit Youth Award prämiert “junge” IKT-Projekte (Computerwelt, 4 August 2010)
  • Young Moroccan digital media make UN Millennium Development Goals happen (MoroccoBoard, 3 August 2010)
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