The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a United Nations specialized agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is calling for ICT entities to submit projects for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes for 2018.

WSIS Prizes is an exceptional international contest developed in response to requests from the WSIS stakeholders to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs as an enabler of the development.

The contest is an integral part of the WSIS stocktaking process set up in 2004 to assist WSIS implementation and follow-up.

Interested stakeholders are invited to submit their entries online by 2 January, 2018 through the link:

Please note the schedule of the contest below:

Phase I

SUBMISSION PHASE / 11 September 2017 – 2 January 2018 Deadline for last submission: 23:00 CEST.

Stakeholders are invited to submit WSIS related projects to the WSIS Prize 2018 contest.

Phase II

NOMINATION PHASE / 3 January – 12 January 2018

Review of submitted projects by the Expert Group and announcement of projects nominated for voting phase.

Phase III

VOTING PHASE / 12 January – 4 February 2018 Deadline for casting last vote: 23:00 CEST.

Public Online Voting of Nominated Projects (identification of five projects per category with the highest number of votes).

Phase IV

SELECTION PHASE / 5 February – 9 February 2018

Selection of Winning Projects by the Expert Group.

Phase V

PRIZE CEREMONY / WSIS Forum 2018 (19 March – 23 March 2018)

Public announcement of winners during WSIS Prizes 2018 Ceremony at  and the release of the WSIS Stocktaking: Success Stories 2018 publication.

For more information visit:

You may also visit: for more information on the winners and champions and their awarded projects.

Do not hesitate to contact the person below in case of any additional information.

Vladimir Stankovic


International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Place des Nations

CH-1211 Geneva

Phone. +41227305877