The WSIS Project Prizes is an annual contest which recognizes excellence in the implementation of projects and initiatives which further the WSIS goals of improving connectivity to information and communication technologies (ICTs) in line with the 11 Action Lines laid out in the WSIS outcome documents agreed at the UN World Summit on the Information Society.

The WSIS Project Prizes 2013 contest is open to all stakeholders including governments, the private sector, international organizations, civil society, regional and international agencies, research institutions and others. Interested parties are invited to nominate a project by completing the online form at

The deadline for submission of project descriptions is 31th January 2013.

Submitted project descriptions should demonstrate success in the following areas:

  • Impact on the development of the Information Society
  • Measurable input to achieve WSIS targets
  • Ability of the model to be replicated
  • Empower the community at the local level
  • Project added value and importance to the community at the national level
  • Functioning of the project/system
  • Partnerships development
  • Sustainability model of the project

The winners will be announced during a special awards ceremony to be held on 13 May 2013 during the WSIS Forum 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland

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Comment by Lize De Clercq on December 12, 2012 at 16:31

Strange. Let me check at Foundation. They certainly know more about it. Let's hope this is a mistake;)

Comment by Karolina Jasvinaite on December 12, 2012 at 16:24

For project descripton they let only 100 words! Is it normal?

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