The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) has invited applications at the national level for the World Summit Awards (WSA) 2020.
"Companies, institutions and individuals across the country can submit their best digital content applications to compete in eight award categories, with winners representing Qatar at the world level. Applications will be accepted until July 16, 2020," a MoTC statement said.
The WSA selects and promotes the world’s best start-ups in digital content and innovative applications that are having a significant impact on improving society. Combining an ongoing series of international events and activities with a global network of start-ups, social entrepreneurs, mentors, jurors, speakers, experts, government leaders, academics and civil society, WSA raises awareness and gives recognition to the best e-content produced around the world.
The eight award categories are: government and citizen engagement, health and wellbeing, environment and green energy, business and commerce, learning and education, culture and tourism, smart settlements and urbanisation, and inclusion and empowerment.
A local jury, chaired by the official national expert for WSA in Qatar, Reem al-Mansoori, MoTC Assistant Undersecretary of Digital Society Development Affairs, will assess the submissions and select one qualified project for each category to represent Qatar.
The international selection process involves four stages from local country selection to a global shortlist of five projects per category and finally the announcement of the winners. Jury panel consists of renowned international experts. Winners will be invited to the WSA Global Congress where they will pitch their projects to an international on-site panel.
All submissions must be no more than two years old (after January 1, 2018) when submitted to the competition. And they may include applications that offer useful, high quality, innovative digital content such as webpages, interactive and SMS-based products.
Submitted projects should be real ventures that are already up and running. Incomplete trial versions will not be accepted.
All work must be free of offensive or plagiarised content and may not violate human rights as laid out in the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Submissions that encourage war, violence or discrimination will not be accepted. Similarly, submissions that violate international copyright provisions will be excluded.
Interested candidates are invited to send detailed information on their work to MoTC via email: [email protected].
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