The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has announced applications opening to participate in the World Summit Awards 2024 (WSA 2024) competition. This call invites individuals, companies, and local institutions to submit their best digital projects and applications to represent the State of Qatar globally. 

This initiative aims to integrate the efforts of individuals, companies, and all entities in Qatar’s digital transformation journey, enhancing Qatar’s global standing and aligning with the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030 and Digital Agenda 2030 (DA2030).

The World Summit Awards 2024 competition is held annually to honour and encourage innovative digital projects that use modern technology to address social challenges and enhance the daily lives of citizens.

The World Summit Awards 2024 include eight categories:

  • Government and Citizen Engagement
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Learning and Education
  • Environment and Green Energy
  • Culture and Heritage
  • Smart Settlements and Urbanisation
  • Business and commerce
  • Inclusion and Empowerment

Applicants can register their projects within these eight categories. Interested participants can submit their applications through the award’s website at https://wsa-global.org/contest/submission-guide/ until 25 August 2024.

The assessment of Qatar’s projects is overseen by a local jury comprising experts and specialists appointed by HE Reem Mohammed Al Mansoori, Assistant Undersecretary for Digital Industry Affairs at MCIT, serving as Qatar’s local expert for the award. The jury will choose one qualified nominee from each award category to represent Qatar globally. Projects must meet stringent evaluation criteria, necessitating full implementation on the ground; prototypes or drafts are not eligible for consideration.

The submitted projects must align with the competition’s goals, emphasising innovation and high-quality digital transformation. The projects must have also been produced within two years of the application submission date.

All entries must adhere to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, prohibiting any content that incites war, violence, or racial discrimination. Furthermore, projects must not infringe upon internationally recognized copyright and intellectual property rights. The jury reserves the right to reject any project that violates these guidelines.

For more information about the World Summit Awards 2024 competition and submission requirements, please visit the following link: https://wsa-global.org


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