World Summit Award WSA Mobile Nigeria 2012 Update
World Summit Award Nigeria has secured an approval to continue to receive fresh entries only in m-Media & News, m-Tourism & Culture, and m-Learning & Education from now till June 20th, 2012 for which categories are vacant for Nigeria at the moment.
Have you developed rich, creative mobile technology solutions? Are you an innovative Mobile Technology Solution entrepreneur? Does your organization deliver superior mobile technology services? World Summit Award (WSA) Mobile Nigeria is an opportunity to showcase your creativity and gain global recognition.
Product Category: m-Media & News
Reporting the news using the mobile phone, crowd sourcing, citizen journalism, covering natural disasters, public campaigning, multimedia news, mobile media aggregation and search services; new forms of mobile video and m-TV, movies and current affairs.
Product Category: m-Learning & Education
Serving the needs of learners to acquire knowledge and skills via mobile phone in a quickly changing world; transforming educational institutions through mobile learning resources; creating active m-Learning communities and solutions for corporate training, as well as life-long learning.
Product Category: m-Tourism & Culture
Bringing cultural heritage to mobile platforms; demonstrating valuable cultural assets clearly and informatively, using state-of-the-art mobile technology; providing guides to the diversity of cultures, sites and objects, and all in a multilingual package. Enabling travelers to find attractions, to be informed and enlightened, to enjoy safe travel and have access to up2date travel information; enhancing intermodal use of public transport, supporting orientation in cities and countryside, allowing the hotel industry to address customers, providing new perspectives on the space around us; using maps and navigation-based contents.
WSA-mobile is a content-focused award. The contest is open to any company, organization and individual active in the content industry and based in the “NATIONAL CONTEST COUNTRY”.
There is no limitation regarding the platform of the applications.
All entries have to be complete products and ready for the market. No drafts, demonstrations or unfinished prototypes are accepted.
The release year of a project must 2010, 2011 or 2012 for the WSA-mobile 2012; and 2011, 2012 or 2013 for the WSA 2013.
Producer must have the copyright permission for any pictures, sound, content etc. used for the production of his application. Usage of all software should be legal.
The interface of the products can be in any of the United Nations official languages. All producer and project information shall be in English.
The WSA Nigeria National Selection Committee is responsible for recognizing your entries, provided they meet the WSA criteria, and to offer you a product registration PIN to showcase your mobile technology content products/services that you may have as an individual, partnership or organization, capable of impacting actions to power up the realization of the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs and influencing the Nigerian society positively.
Deadline: June 20, 2012
After submission, national committee members will determine products best for representing the specified categories from Nigeria.
This entails a final selection of submitted projects using an Online Database by another team of professionals on the committee to forming a recommendation to the WSA awards 2012 contest in May 2012 covering the following category areas of mobile technology creativity in Nigeria:
– m-Learning and Education
– m-Tourism and Culture,
– m-Media and News,
The WSA, unlike other awards, does not focus on pure technological developments, but on the content, the real substance of the Project.
How to Contest:
Simply send your mail to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your title, last name, first name, state of Origin in Nigeria, email, telephone, product category, url or website of product for committee’s impression of product submission.
When selected, your entry will be booked into the local database of WSA Nigeria after which you will be contacted via mails directing you on what to do should you win at the national selection exercise by the committee to accomplish requirements of the contest which include an objective process of judgment and according to the specified categories and guidelines of the WSA
The five winners of each of the categories are presented and awarded at the World Summit Gala. The Gala takes place at a different place each year and is usually accompanied by a Winners’ Exhibition of the winning projects, as well as WSA Conference, where the most current developments and challenges of the field of e-content are discussed by renowned experts and the interested public.
Early registration recommended. Final Evaluation and Grand Jury process, post final national selection holds in Sept 9th -13th WSA-mobile Grand Jury in Abu Dhabi.
The WSA-mobile is the only global initiative to select and promote the world’s best and innovative mobile Content and ICT applications. Dedicated to inclusion and local diversity and creativity in the mobile technology usage, WSA delivers through national contests of local content and a global jury process.