If you have a project that you would like considered for the World Summit Award, please submit the following:
- A paragraph or background information on the project
- A website reference, if valid
- The category of the submission
Please contact Jan Bieringa firstname.lastname@example.org with this information or if you have any queries
The eight categories are:
- e-Government & Open Data
- e-Health & Environment
- e-Learning & Science
- e-Entertainment & Games
- e-Culture & Tourism
- e-Media & Journalism
- e-Business & Commerce
- e-Inclusion & Empowerment
The World Summit Award (WSA) is a global activity to select and promote the world's best e-Content and most innovative ICT applications. It offers a worldwide platform for all who value the creative use of ICT.
NEW THIS YEAR... We are delighted to announce that the National Library will showcase the eight NZ submissions and a selection of international winners in November in Leading Edge, a showcase looking at the role of design and innovation in the development of New Zealand: New Zealand identity, culture, products and business models
NATIONAL CONTEST 2013
Call for submissions: 1 April - 24 May 2013. Final judging will take place in June and all who have submitted will be notified of the decision.
The judges are Melissa Clark-Reynolds and Peter Griffin who will make the final 8 selections in early June.
Melissa Clark-Reynolds is widely recognised as an inspirational role model and serial entrepreneur - she has the ability to create, motivate and build an organisation from 'potential' to successful and Forbes Magazine have named her as one of 10 women entrepreneurs to watch!
Peter Griffin (@petergnz) is a Wellington-based technology commentator, the manager of the Science Media Centre and editor of Australasia’s biggest science blog network, sciblogs.co.nz He was formerly the New Zealand Herald’s technology editor and is a tech pundit for TVNZ, Radio New Zealand, Radio Live and Idealog.
WSA GLOBAL CONTEST 2013
International registration (8 per country) - 1 August
WSA Online preliminary global selection
WSA GRAND JURY 2013 - Tallinn, Estonia for final judging 29 - 31 August
WSA WINNERS EVENTS, EXHIBITION AND GALA 2013 - Colombo, Sri Lanka 24 - 26 October
The World Summit Awards honour excellence in multimedia and e-Content creation. Forty winners (5 in each category) are selected from 100 countries. A special emphasis is placed on those projects that show the benefits of information and communication technology for the development of society at large. Over and above the judging criteria the judges look for the 'value add' to NZ - what are the products & services that can we put on the global stage to increase both NZ visibility & create international sales. This is a great showcase for the innovative & clever thinking that is going on in NZ.
WSA is generously hosted by Actrix Networks, the Wellington based Internet Service provider. Actrix Networks says "WSA is an important global initiative providing exemplary examples of diverse digital content fit for the world stage - we see WSA as a natural ally & partner for broadband."
For further info World Summit Award or contact Jan Bieringa email@example.com or by phone at 04 385 9435 or 027 535 7370