Apply Now: WSA For Young Digital Entrepreneurs 2021
- Host: World Summit Award (WSA)
- Open to: All Nationals
- Target: Entrepreneurs
- Deadline: 31st August, 2021
Applications for the 2021 World Summit Award (WSA) for Young Digital Entrepreneurs are currently ongoing.
About the WSA For Young Digital Entrepreneurs
The WSA For Young Digital Entrepreneurs is a one-of-a-kind award program that recognizes and promotes local digital innovation that has a significant positive impact on society. It’s a non-monetary award system that focuses on long-term information transfer through a global network. Winners receive a lifetime relationship and integration, not just a one-time financial award.
The WSA is an award scheme that is focused on nominations. To enter, you must be nominated as the best national digital application in one of the eight categories by a WSA National Expert. Nominations for the WSA For Young Digital Entrepreneurs may be made by national competitions and expert panel selection on a national level. In each group, each country can only nominate one project/solution.
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Please be aware that each country has its own deadlines for the call through this high-level selection method. The widely communicated WSA deadline is the global call’s timeline and expresses the national expert panel’s last possible date for a nomination.
WSA categories reflect the UN WSIS action lines and are updated regularly to meet the development of the markets. For this edition WSA For Young Digital Entrepreneurs categories are:
- GOVERNMENT & CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT – services | open data | democratic participation
- HEALTH & WELLBEING – medical care | sport | lifestyle
- LEARNING & EDUCATION – knowledge | science | skills
- ENVIRONMENT & GREEN ENERGY – climate | sustainable resources | agriculture
- CULTURE & TOURISM – heritage | entertainment | subcultures
- SMART SETTLEMENTS & URBANIZATION – mobility | productive work | sustainable living
- BUSINESS & COMMERCE – innovative services | security | finance | marketing
- INCLUSION & EMPOWERMENT – diversity | gender | justice | human right
WSA Rules & Conditions
WSA searches for digital applications in one of the eight WSA categories that have a significant social impact. WSA considers a product’s content depth, strategic importance, and local effect.
By submission of a project, producers accept the rules of the WSA contests as stated on the WSA YOUNG DIGITAL ENTREPRENEURS RULES & CONDITIONS page.
All WSA submitters must follow the rules and regulations outlined in the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights. As a result, any submissions that promote war, abuse, fraud, prejudice, or discrimination will be rejected and removed. Submissions that violate international copyright laws would also be rejected.
Accepted submissions, as well as their contents and rights, are not the responsibility of WSA.
Duration and Benefit
Combining an ongoing series of international events and activities with a global network of start-ups, social entrepreneurs, mentors, jurors, speakers, experts, government leaders, academia and civil society, WSA is an international platform for cutting edge examples of how ICTs can have an impact on society.
Running 16 years by now, WSA has become a quality seal for digital content with societal impact in over 182 participating countries.
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Find out who your WSA National Expert is. Then you can contact the WSA office and they will be happy to introduce you to your WSA National Expert. Once you have contacted your expert, they will go through the steps you will need to take in order to qualify for national selection with you.
Some countries also offer application through a national contest.
The application procedure for the WSA & WSA Young Digital Entrepreneurs requires detailed information on your product that you have to provide in the WSA Database. All producer and project information in the WSA Database must, however, be in English to make the application easier for the international jury to evaluate and process and hence promote your project the best.
Interested candidates who wish to apply can click the button below:
For more information visit the official website of WSA Young Digital Entrepreneurs
Entrants willing to submit for the WSA for Young Digital Entrepreneurs must follow the rules and regulations outlined in the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights.