World Summit Youth Award
A global contest for best practice to support a better world
Young people using Internet and Mobile to put the United Nations Millennium Development Goals into Action!
The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) invites young designers, writers, journalists and e-Content creators to participate in this year´s international competition – using internet and mobile contents to create awareness of the MDGs.
The WSYA selects and promotes best practice in e-Content and technological creativity, 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 reduce poverty and hunger, and to tackle ill-health, gender inequality, lack of education, lack of access to clean water and environmental degradation.
WSYA is therefore both a showcase to the world for young e-content creators, journalists and writers, application designers, technologists and as well as a contribution on a global scale to adressing poverty, protecting the environment, sharing knowledge and empowering young people.
The WSYA 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, governments and NGOs, youth organisations and all those committed to making a real difference in the achievement of the MDGs.
The WSYA will be organised in 2010 as a follow up activity of the World Summit on Information Society and its action plan towards the year 2015 and with a special focus on the MDG Review of the heads of state and government in September 2010.
It will be conducted in five plus one categories. The finalists and category winners will be invited to the WSA Events in September 2010 in New York City and at the UN Headquarters.
WSYA JURY AND EVENT DATES 2010:
19 April – 20 June / Online Registration
30 June – 7 July / first round: Online Jury
19 July – 25 July / second round: Online Jury
End of July / fixing winners of WSYA 2010
18-22 September / WSYA 2010 Winners Event at UN MDG Review Summit