World Summit Youth Award 2014

World Summit Youth Award 2014

Deadline: June 15, 2014

The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) is a unique global contest which brings together young developers and digital entrepreneurs – under 30 years of age – who use internet and mobile technology to put the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) into action and make a difference. Ready to take action on the MDGs? The 2014 applications for WSYA will open from 15th of February.

The WSYA selects and promotes best practice in e-Content. It demonstrates young people’s potential to create outstanding digital contents and serves as a platform for people from all UN member states to work together in the efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).


WSYA winners have the unique opportunity to be part of an international high-energy networking event.

At the winners’ event all WSYA winners have the opportunity to present their projects on a world stage, exchange ideas with their peers and network with renowned experts in the field of ICT for development. Winning the WSYA allows young social entrepreneurs to become part of an international network of young dynamic people, leaders of the ICT industry, academics, govermental organisations and members of the civil society.

Please note, that the Youth Award is not a cash award. The location of 2014’s event is still to be announced.


  • You have developed a social project using ICT
  • It works online or on smart devices?
  • You are under 30?
  • You want to make a real difference in your community?

Then you should apply for the World Summit Youth Award 2014 and get the chance to present your project on a global stage!

How to participate?

Young creators of digital content are able to register their products themselves via an online platform. An international young expert jury will then judge the projects/products and select 3 winners and 2 runners-up in each of the six WSYA categories.


  • Fight Poverty, Hunger and Disease!
  • Education for All!
  • Power 2 Women!
  • Create your Culture!
  • Go Green!
  • Pursue Truth!

For more information, click here.