The World Summit Youth Award is a global contest to create inspirational online content promoting the Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations to create a humane, just and liveable world.
“The World Summit Youth Award showcases you as young developers and serves as a platform for people from all UN member states to work together on the efforts of reaching the Millennium Development Goals!”
The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) is the global contest for online or mobile initiatives to raise awareness and help resolve the most pressing global issues.
If you rely on the web for creating culture, overcoming gender inequality, lack of education and access to clean water or to address hunger, poverty, disease and environmental degradation, then you should take part!
There are five categories for online content development, including:
To be eligible for the contest, platforms/projects must be led by youth under the age of 30, be fully functional, and accessible online.
The reward in the WSYA contest is primarily global recognition through the UN, invitation to the winners event in Mexico, and networking contacts on a worldwide scale. The last WSYA contest was in 2005; you can read about the three winners on the WSYA site.
Sept. 2008 – WSYA website relaunch, online application form open for submissions at
Dec. 31, 2008 – Deadline for online submissions (midnight, GMT) at http://competition.youthaward.org/reg/reg.asp
Jan. 15, 2009 – First round of judging to select finalists
Feb. 15, 2009 – Second round of judging to select winners
March 1, 2009 – WSYA winners and finalists announced to the public and media
March –June, 2009 – Winners and finalists showcase projects and get honoured at the WSYA Winners Events and Gala
To learn more about the Youth Award, visit http://youthaward.org