NZ at the World Summit Award 2015

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.

Eight Categories

Call for submissions in 8 categories.

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
Call for submissions now closed. The Right Honourable Minister Amy Adams will anounce final decisions early August.

For more information on the Worlds Summit Awards go to:

For submissions go to: submissions

NZ Timetable - World Summit Award 2015

Judging will take place in mid July.

Everyone will be notified of final decisions.

The judges are Chris Cormack and Courtney Johnston.

Chris Cormack (@ranginui) has a BSc in Computer Science and a BA in Mathematics and Māori Studies. While working for Katipo Communications he was the lead developer of the original version of Koha, which went live at Horowhenua Library Trust on January 5, 2000. Chris currently works for Catalyst IT in Wellington and believes in Free Software and allowing users the freedom to innovate.

Courtney Johnston (@auchmill) has been the director of The Dowse Art Museum since 2012. Previous to that Courtney was the general manager at Wellington web design and development company Boost New Media and Web Manager at the National Library of New Zealand, where she was part of the Digital New Zealand team. Courtney is a past member of the National Digital Forum board and an organiser of their annual conference, and a past member of the Creative Commons Aotearoa advisory panel; she was recently elected to the Museums Aotearoa board. She is a regular arts correspondent for National Radio and maintains a keen interest in the connections between the web, culture and heritage.

Global Timetable - World Summit Award 2015

August 1st - Jury Round conducted as online Jury

September 16-19 - Grand Jury meeting and decision on the 40 WSA Winners | Baku, Azerbaijan

October 19 – 21 - WSA African Content Award Gala, Regional Award | Kigali, Rwanda

End of February 2016 - WSA Global Congress, Conference and exhibition | Singapore

About WSA:

The World Summit Awards honours excellence in e-content/applications. Forty winners (5 in each category) are selected globally A special emphasis is placed on those projects which 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. The World Summit Award (WSA) has been a resounding success for New Zealand since 2003.

"WSA is sponsored by InternetNZ, a non-profit incorporated society working towards the vision of a better world through a better Internet. InternetNZ says "WSA is a valuable global initiative to select and promote the world’s best online content. We are proud to support bringing New Zealand's best to that international arena".

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 or call Jan 04 385 9435 or 027 535 7370

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