Competition Opens for UN Flagship's Digital World Summit Youth Award

Competition Opens for UN Flagship's Digital World Summit Youth Award

The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) invites young people under 30 to participate in an international competition who address in an inspiring manner the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) using internet and mobile contents. On April 15th, 2010 the Online Registration will start: Any e-Content projects creating awareness of the MDGs and showing action towards reaching those goals can be submitted in six categories at until mid June 2010.

Winners Events: Creative young people meet UN Leaders

It is planned to present the results of WSYA 2010 and winning youth projects at the UN Summit in September (20-11, 2010) where the leaders of the world will meet in New York to take stock and chart a new course on the MDGs.

The WSYA Winners Events in New York will be orchestrated as a four-day experience (Sept. 18-22, 2010) with workshops, exhibitions, projects presentations and interactive sessions to bring winners, partners, boards, business leaders and experts from all over the world together.

Highlight of the Events will be the unique ceremony to honour a group of young multimedia professionals who – through their highly motivated, creative and future oriented work – contribute significantly to the development of a quality information society, the bridging of digital divides and to reaching the UN Millennium Development Goals. Eighteen winning teams in six categories from all over the world will be presented and receive their certificate and trophy from dignitaries of government, the private sector and the United Nations.

To get involved in global UN initiated actions on the Information Society and MDGs and specially support the best youth to demonstrate their creativity at the Winners Evens of the WSYA, please ask for the respective sponsor invitation documents at

FanTrust president Catherine Warren is an executive board member of the World Summit Awards for digital media, representing North America and Oceania. Now in its eighth year, the World Summit Award leads in selecting, showcasing and honouring the global best in creative digital content. The 2009 competition drew from more than 20,000 applications from 157 countries across all continents. A flagship program of the United Nations, the WSA recognizes global initiatives for outstanding digital content and innovative Information and Communication Technology applications. |