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Ladybug shortlisted for prestigious Youth Award

August 22, 2013 • Arash Zad

Ladybug from IRAN is among 64 youth projects that have been shortlisted for the World Summit Youth Award. Provided that they pass the next round, a trip to the digital event of the year awaits them.

Tehran/Salzburg, August 21, 2013

Ladybug from IRAN met the high demands of the online jury and enters the next round of the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) 2013 in the category Power 2 Women. This global contest is dedicated to young developers who employ digital technologies to turn the United Nations Millennium Development Goals into action. Now Ladybug competes against 63 websites, apps and other innovative youth projects. If it withstands critical inspection by a jury of internationally renowned ICT-experts, an invitation to Colombo, Sri Lanka, awaits the producer.

Ladybug is a campaign that aspires to produce a generation of women in Iran who are enthusiastic about and active in different technological fields. Through its defined goals about women, this campaign seeks to encourage them to enter into the world of technology and train them in the required fields. The Ladybug campaign has for management a young team whose members are all under 30 and living in Iran.

If the project succeeds, its creator will win a trip to Colombo for the WSYA Winners' Event 2013, October 24-26. This price offers more than just an opportunity to explore the biggest city of the tropical island with its aquamarine waters and pristine shores. At one of the globally most important events for young ICT-developers, the next generation of IT-pioneers will have the chance to present their project in front of a high-level audience, including business leaders from the multimedia sector and creative industry, representatives of politics and NGOs and many more.

The six categories of the World Summit Youth Award:

Fight Poverty, Hunger and Disease!
Education for All!
Power 2 Women!
Create your Culture!
Go Green!
Pursue Truth!

Ladybug is nominated in Power 2 Women.

About the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA)

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.

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