Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Youth Award - Start some good

The WSYA (World Summit Youth Award) is a yearly online competition to promote the best digital content made by young developers, focused on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Be it websites, software or other media to raise awareness and to contribute to achieving the MDGs. The WSYA wants to show that there is a digital grassroots movement towards achieving the 2015 deadline. You can find more information as well as former winning projects on their website. Winners of the WSYA will be featured on the World Congress on Information Technology which will take place in Montréal, Canada on October 22-24, 2012. The call-for-registrations is now open and during the outreach they stumbled on the World Assembly Youth-website.

The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) based at ICNM, the International Center for New Media, a non-profit organization in Salzburg, Austria.

Young creators of digital content can register their products themselves. An international young expert jury will then judge the products and select a winner in each of the six WSYA categories which are:
  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 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). There you be able to connect with each other and discuss with renowned experts in the field of ICT for development because the Winner´s Event will be hosted by the 18th World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2012). It will take place in MontrĂ©al, Canada from October 22 to 24, 2012.

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