Show your digital contribution to the UN SDGs!

You are younger than 30?

You have developed a social project with Internet or Mobile Technology?

You want to make a difference in the world, your country or community?

You are a committed social entrepreneur and are eager to give your project a new drive?

Then you should apply for the World Summit Youth Award and get the chance to bring your project on a global stage!

Call for application: March 1st – July 15th, 2016

The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) is a unique global contest which brings together young developers and digital entrepreneurs – under 30 years of age – who use internet and mobile technology to put the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)into action and make a difference.

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 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


How to Participate?

There are two ways of participating in the Youthaward:

1. Your project is nominated by a Youthaward Ambassador or by a former Winner. If your project is nominated, you are automatically shortlisted and in round 2.

2. You submit your project online to the Youthaward database. Your project will be evaluated in round 1 and only the best projects in each category will be shortlisted.

Projects which completed the submission process are evaluated in round 2 by an online juryof young experts. Two to three projects per category will be selected as the final winners of WSYA.

The online or mobile project to be entered in to the contest must be initiated and executed by young people under the age of 30 (born on or after January 1, 1986) from any of the UN and UNESCO member states.

The Youthaward accepts only launched projects or beta versions, no ideas.

Who is eligible?

Formal Criteria are:

  • Age:you have to be younger than 30 (born after January 1, 1986)
  • Category:your project must fit into one of the WSYA Categories
  • Language:The project itself can be in any language. The Application has to be in English as the Jury has to understand what your project is about to be able to evaluate it properly.
  • Application form:Personal and project information needs to be complete. You don’t have to write endless texts but please make sure that we as outsiders can understand what you want to achieve with your project and why you think your project is outstanding.

For more details on Rules and Regulations please click here.

Here is what kind of information you will have to submit about your project:

  • Short description of your product/project
  • Long description of your product/project
  • Introduce yourself and/or your team to the jury or upload a CV
  • How sustainable is your project over the long term? Outline potential challenges, strategies and development.
  • What are your project goals in the framework of the UN Millennium Development Goals?
  • What is the youth component in your project (project management, target group, partners, etc)?

You will also have the chance to upload demos, videos, pictures, screenshots or any other additional information that will help the Jury to understand your project better.

For any assistance please contact:[email protected]



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