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422 Actions to change the world
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World Summit Youth Award
Newsletter 08/2013

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Young people using digital technologies to change the world for the better

WSYA jury evaluated projects from 147 UN member states
Learn about the 64 shortlisted projects
422 Internet and mobile projects evaluated!
The online jury has selected 64 projects to compete in the final round of the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) 2013. The first round has come to an end after three weeks of intensive evaluation in which our jury have reviewed 422 projects coming from 147 countries. The 64 shortlisted projects can be viewed here.

Next week, the jury will choose 18 winners out of the 64 projects which had been shortlisted for the sixth edition of the WSYA. The winning projects list will be published on all our channels at the beginning of September. In the meantime, learn about all the WSYA winners from preceding editions on our website.
Jury insight: “The gender gap remains a reality, as only 25% of the projects are posted by women”
Which are the most popular categories and the most active countries?
Young producers, entrepreneurs, academics and media activists share their learning’s of the summer evaluation; this is what five members of the jury have to say about the current situation of the WSYA.

“The evaluation of more than 80 projects reveals that the gender gap remains a reality, as only 25% are posted by women. From the regional perspective, the African continent is the most active with the submission of 38% of the projects, followed by Asia, Europe, Middle East and Americas” (Dr. Veronique Ines Thouvenot, Head of the Millennia2015 “Women and eHealth”, France).

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WSYA 2013 shows 16% increase in projects
Thanks to all who work on expanding the creative network
The Youth Award creates new opportunities for participants and the members of its community. This year we can report a 16 per cent increase in the WSYA project submission. Whereas in 2012 the jury evaluated 356 applications, this year the amount of projects received has risen to 422 submissions.

Even better news is the 147 countries that have participated in the contest this year: 25 nationalities more than in 2012. These are brilliant numbers for the growing community and we want to thank all our supporters and network partners as well as board members and ambassadors for carrying out an outstanding outreach work this year.
Say ‘hello’ to your new network partners
Three organizations have joined the YA network and will help us spread the word around the globe: Welcome them on board!
Humanitare is a Brazilian organization promoting projects and solutions for sustainable and economic development, education for transition and youth leadership.
The International Child Art Foundation serves as the national and international arts & creativity organization for children.
Projects: Arts Olympiad, Peace through Art, and Healing Arts
RedEmprendia is a network of universities promoting responsible innovation and entrepreneurship with a special focus on Latin America.
WEBINAR: Get the right crowdfunding strategies!
StartSomeGood is launching an online workshop on AUGUST 29 for former WSYA winners and runners-up
There are so many great ideas out there which would make a positive social impact. Perhaps you have one yourself? Our webinar teaches you how to share your idea with the world and raise the funds and rally the community you need to make a difference.

Attend the “Crowdfunding and Storytelling for Social Good Organizations” webinar! Alex Budak, Co-Founder of StartSomeGood, brings this exclusive highlight to all former winners and runners-up of WSYA. The webinar takes place on Thursday, August 29, and starts at 4 pm Central European Time (10 am EST, 8.30 pm IST). And it is free of charge.

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Kind regards from your WSYA Team!

Peter A. Bruck, Charlotte Dreyer, Angel Chacon, Birgit Kolb, Johannes Zeller


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