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Open for entries: UN contest for digital professionals

The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) is a global contest that brings together young digital entrepreneurs and developers. It aims to put the UN Millennium Development Goals into action and make a difference.

Designers, producers, application developers, journalists and writers interested in digital media and development are encouraged to submit their work. The competition is open to anyone younger than 30 (born after January 1, 1984) who wants to present a project in one of WSYA’s six categories.

The categories are: extreme poverty, hunger and disease; access to education; women’s empowerment; culture; environmental protection and sustainability; and, quality and multimedia journalism.

The project can be in any language, but the application form must be completed in English.

Eighteen winners will become part of the global WSYA network and will be invited to the WSYA Winners’ Event from November 28 to December 1, 2014, in São Paulo, Brazil.

The winners will have the opportunity to present their project on an international stage, make important contacts, and build a strong network with representatives of the private sector, government, media and civil society.

For more details on the rules and regulations of WSYA, go to: http://youthaward.org/content/contest_rules

Applications must be received by July 15, 2014.

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