The World Summit Youth Award has prolonged the period for submitting the entries until 31 July 2011.
It is urging young people to submit their projects and win the chance to meet engaged youth from all continents while networking with representatives of NGOs, governments and media.
The WSYA is an annual award and a network for young people, under 30 years of age, using the Internet, mobile phones or other digital media to put the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) into action. The MDGs were set in 2000 by the UN to prompt member states and civil society to fight poverty, hunger and disease, inequalities, lack of education and environmental degradation.
There are six categories: Fight poverty, hunger and disease; Create your culture; Education for all; Go green; Power 2 women; and Pursue truth.
Three winners and two runners-up for each category will be selected by an international jury of young ICT experts. They will evaluate the projects in two rounds of online judging.