The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR) has invited digital content developers under the age of 30 to apply for the World Summit Youth Award, a global contest that brings together young developers and digital entrepreneurs who use the Internet and mobile technology to put the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) into action and make a difference.

Young entrepreneurs can register for the award and demonstrate how they plan to take action on the MDGs. The award promotes best practices in eContent and new media, demonstrates young people’s potential to create outstanding digital content and serves as a platform for people from all UN member states to work together to put MDGs into action.

The award has six categories this year: Fighting poverty, hunger and disease; Education for all; Power to women; Create your culture; Go green; and Pursue truth. Digital content developers — individuals or teams — can submit projects until 15 June 2014.

Winners will be announced in August 2014, and then invited to the Winners’ Event where they will the unique opportunity to present their projects on an international stage, meet other engaged people, representatives of governments, NGOs, the UN, entrepreneurs and business leaders; share inspiration, ideas, and initiatives with people from around the globe; be presented and promoted through the award network; become part of a vibrant community for young people taking action on MDGs.

The award is organised by International Centre for New Media, a not-for-profit entity based in Salzburg, Austria.

For more information or to apply, visit the website for the World Summit Youth Award.