The global World Summit Awards recognise innovative applications that showcase digital content. A call for submissions has been made for entries into the New Zealand competition – the first step towards the world awards.
New Zealand at the World Summit Awards 2010-2011
Call for submissions in 8 categories
- e-Health & Environment
- e-Science & Technology
- e-Business & Commerce
- e-Inclusion & Participation
- e-Learning & Education
- e-Government & Institutions
- e-Entertainment & Games
- e-Culture & Heritage
Refer http://www.wsa-awards.org.nz/ for further detail.
For submissions http://www.wsa-awards.org.nz/categories/submissions.html
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
About the World Summit Award
The World Summit Award (WSA) have been a resounding success for New Zealand since 2003. The awards provide the opportunity to shift the focus from technology, networks and access issues to the actual applications and the resultant digital content, while increasing the visibility of the application projects to a global audience. Whilst simultaneously encouraging an inclusive information society which supports the UN Millennium Development Goals through the creative use of ICT’s.
The WSA results in a global showcase of 40 outstanding projects, in eight categories, with a special emphasis on those projects which show the benefits of information and communication technology for the development of communities and society at large.
Refer World Summit Award site for further detail.
New Zealand has been successful from the first competition in 2003, which resulted in two projects being included in the global top 40. In 2005 New Zealand received two Special Mentions and in 2007 we supported two Winners and three Special Mentions. 2009 produced three Winning New Zealand projects. For further details on past project winners: http//www.wsis-award.org/winners
These achievements were subsequently shown around the world in the WSA global Road Show.
The awards are being held again in 2010-11 and we encourage all to enter.
World Summit Award 2010-2011 timetable
National contest 2010
Call for submissions: 1 October – 15 November 2010. Judging will take place in mid November 2010, date to be confirmed. New Zealand Submissions to the WSA global contest will be announced in early December 2010
WSA global contest 2011
International registration (8 per country)
1 January – 31 March 2011
WSA grand jury final 2011
NZ Autumn 2011, dates to be announced at a later stage
WSA winners’ events, exhibitions and gala 2011
NZ Winter 2011, dates to be announced at a later stage
Jan Bieringa: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Jess Prendergast: email@example.com;
Pete Macaulay: firstname.lastname@example.org;
For further info World Summit Award or please call Jan 04 385 9435