World Summit Youth Award (WSYA), a global competition for people under 30 years old with main focus on revolutionary approach to using ICT for development, has published their latest newsletter. WSYA has received more than a thousand submissions, from which they will then choose 18 winners. The previous newsletter edition can be found here: Millennium Olympics: Young digitals fight for a better future
WSYA Newsletter August 2012'
Time for the next stage: Charm the jury!
Rise of the tech youth 2012 submissions hit 1000
The numbers speak for themself: more than 1150 young social entrepreneurs, web developers, app designers and data scientists
from 121 different countries
registered to the World Summit Youth Award competition 2012! This is impressing and very exciting! The jury will definitely have a hard time to select the 18 winning teams
who will be invited to the WSYA Winners' Event 2012
in Montréal, Canada (Oct 22nd -24th)
What does a quick overview tell us? With more than 90 registered projects Africa’s tech youth already took over the WSYA! Get the whole listing per regions and categories at the WSYA 2012 Challenge in Numbers
Not participant? Follow us through this year’s challenge, join us in Montréal next October, connect on the Friends Platform
and save the dates for next year's competition (Kick off in March 2013)! We promise it's going to be an exciting journey!
Meet the judges
Get a look behind the scences
From the length and breadth of the digital world, again a fine crème de la crème of experts gathers together with just one thought: select WSYA's best and brightest entrepreneurs under 30 years. Most of them would be young enough to take part themselves. And guess what, some of them are former WSYA Winners and now are rocking the startup biz.
Youth activists, social entrepreneurs, young researchers and journalists - here
are the glorious 21 experts
from 16 countries
And don’t forget! Watch out for our e-channels. Meet the Judges Series is coming up! Charm the jury!
Share your story
Have you applied for the World Summit Youth Award 2012? Would you like to know a super-insider´s tip how to promote your projects? Don’t miss a chance to become our guest blogger! We have recently launched a blog section
on our website which is already doing great. What you can share?
Your exciting story about how you´ve started your project or any inspirational experience! Be yourself, be unique, and motivate others! Why should you care?
Check out the reasons and the first blog post written by 2012´s World Summit Youth Award applicant! A story from the Philippines how youth can effectively use their e-power.
A BIG THANK YOU to all the WSYA supporters!
Organizations, foundations, youth networks, universities, media, bloggers and individuals, THANK YOU ALL for spreading the word in all UN member states. WSYA has been featured in 120 articles from 35 countries worldwide! Your commitment to support and promote all those working to get action on the MDGs is unique and mostly appreciated! Special thanks goes to our key partners: Mladiinfo
, Future Challenges
, Creative Industries Styria
, TAMK Art and Media
, ICT for Development / Comminit, Youth Movements
and WCIT 2012
as well as to our great network of friends who helped us with translation, namely Abdullah Mosaad, Francesca Ronchi, Alex Hung, Sebastian Bustamente and Olga Kocherzhuk.
Thank you also to Stephan Hamberger and Mathias Haas for creating the YA Friends
platform keeping us all connected and to Dylan Mahalingam for a great article in the famous Huffington Post
Once again, a big THANK YOU from the whole team! Your WSYA Team
Best Summer Wishes from your WSYA and EYA Team!
Peter A. Bruck, Anna Rechberger, Lucie Jagu,
Kordian Bruck, Lucia Gallikova, Gerwin De Roy, Katharina Lauterbach, Melanie Vollert
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