During Phase II, an Expert Group revised the projects referring to the rules for project submission and nomination criteria. The outcome of the Expert Group's work was a list of nominated projects listed below. The Expert Group consisted of professionals working on the implementation of WSIS outcomes. The decisions of the Expert Group are final and without appeal.
All nominated projects will also be part of the WSIS Stocktaking Report 2019.
Rules and Guidelines
- All projects must be submitted through the online questionnaire.
- For each project submission only one category should be selected, out of 18 categories.
- Each entity could submit one project per each category
- The same project may not be submitted twice.
- All details requested in the questionnaire should be completed strictly respecting the type of stakeholder and the structure of the submission template. The incomplete submissions will not be accepted. Minimum number of words requested should be respected (executive summary 150-250 words and project information 1500-2000 words/ Word Format).
- The project will be counted for the competition if the project description presents one activity and not a list of activities.
- All projects submitted to this competition should cover work that is completed or at the end of a major phase in order to provide evidence of results and impact on society.
- The project submission deadline should be strictly respected. Late submissions will not be accepted.
- Projects should be submitted in English only.
- Winning projects of previous WSIS Prizes contests are not eligible to participate in the contest.
- The submission should be complied with rules for project submission. The requested information in the template should respond to all questions and provide detailed information on the goals, timeframe, project's added value and importance, results and challenges. Minimum number of words requested should be respected (executive summary 150-250 words and project information 1500-2000 words).
- It should highlight the relevance of the project to the respective WSIS Action Line as referenced in the Geneva Plan of Action.
The project description should clearly demonstrate the following:
- the results achieved and impact generated
- community empowerment
- relevance to SDGs
- ability of the model to be replicated
- sustainability of project
- partnerships development
- promotion of WSIS values in the Society
- The first five most voted projects are selected based on the appreciation/voting of projects by WSIS stakeholders representing WSIS online network. The stakeholders are invited to appreciate/vote for projects in all 18 categories.
- Only registered members of the WSIS Stocktaking Platform (STK) with requested complete information may vote for/appreciate a project. The information should contain organization details: name, type, country and user details: username and e-mail.
- Entities are not allowed to vote for/appreciate their own project.
- Votes/appreciations of all STK members are weighted equally.
- Each STK member may only vote for/appreciate one project in each category.
- Stakeholders should complete the voting process by voting in each category (in total 18).
- WSIS Stocktaking reserves the right to use the entity (organization) details submitted by stakeholders.