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World Summit Youth Award

on 5th May, 2013 at 6:25 AM CEST

DEADLINE:  15st July 2013

ELIGIBILITY:  Young entrepreneurs, students, developers, community leaders, designers and journalists under the age of 30

Winners will be invited to the WSYA Winers’ Event (Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for the winners.)



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). Outstanding projects and applications can be submitted in the following six categories which are directly tied to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals:

  1. Fight Poverty, Hunger and Disease!
  2. Education for All!
  3. Power 2 Women!
  4. Create your Culture!
  5. Go Green!
  6. Pursue Truth!

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 fith time after 2005, 2009, 2010, and 2011. 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.

How to participate?

Young creators of digital content can register their products themselves via an online platform. An international young expert jury will then judge the projects/products and select a winner in each of the six WSYA categories. to to those best positioned to deliver on the Fund objectives.


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 winner's events took place in Graz, Austria and the world-wide event took place in the framework of the WCIT 2012 (World Congress on Information Society) in Montréal, Canada!

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