Through the generous invitation of governments and private sector companies, the WSA Grand Jury was invited and hosted between 2003 and 2011 all around the globe.
2003 Grand Jury Dubai
2005 Grand Jury Kingdom of Bahrain
2007 Grand Jury Croatia
2009 Grand Jury India
2011 Grand Jury Hong Kong
Review WSA Grand Jury 2011 in Hong Kong, SAR China:
April 7 - 14, 2011
Hong Kong, SAR China
The 2011 Grand Jury took place in Hong Kong and was hosted by the Internet Professional Association (iProA), a non-profit professional organization founded in 1999 and dedicated to the bridging of digital divide in society. The World Summit Award expresses gratitude to iProA and to all the organisations supporting this unique selection process of excellence in e-Content. The Grand Jury Members 2011 evaluated over 460 projects from 105 countries.
Bringing together renowned experts from all over the world, the Jury was started by an Opening Conference under the title "Revolutionizing with Technology and Creating Harmony with Content”.
Review WSA Grand Jury 2009 in India:
April 2 - 8, 2009
New Delhi, India
34 International experts evaluated about 600 new media projects from 157 countries during one week of intense discussion at the WSA 09 Grand Jury Meeting, held from April 2 through April 8, 2009, in Delhi by generous invitation of the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of India of the Government of India. The event brought together experienced as well as young entrepreneurs in the field of multimedia, designers and scientists, project managers and heads of NGOs.
In a spirit of respect and understanding for the other person’s cultural background, experts shared insights into what’s happening in the country they represented from an e-Content perspective. And while discussing and evaluating the submitted projects, the only thing that mattered was quality and creativity - and not financial power of country of origin. Eminent Grand Jury Members, India 2009
Review WSA Grand Jury 2007 in Croatia:
August 31 – September 09, 2007
On invitation of the Government of Croatia
Locally organized by the Internet Institute of Croatia
In 2007, the Grand Jury was a guest of the Government of Croatia and met on the Islands of Brijuni from August 31st until September 7th with the Croatian Global e-Content Summit to follow from Sept. 8 through Sept. 9, 2007. Thirty-two experts from all parts of the world - Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania, North and Latin America, and Europe - came together in the unique opportunity to learn about and judge the best contents and most innovative applications from around the world forming a unique college of evaluation.
Hosted by the Croatian WSA partners, the e-Croatia State Secretary and organized by the Internet Institute of Croatia the WSA Grand Jury evaluated a broad range of off-line and on-line e-Content applications - all finalists were selected in the framework of national WSA contests all over the world and proposed by the national experts to the Global WSA. Eminent Grand Jury Members, Croatia 2007
More impressions from the WSA Jury Meeting 2007 on WSA You Tube Channel.
Review WSA Grand Jury 2005 in Bahrain:
September 3-1009, 2005
The WSA Grand Jury Meeting, which took place from Sept. 3 through Sept. 10, 2005, is definitely one of the most crucial events of the entire World Summit Award process. The act of bringing together 35 renowned experts from all over the world and making them work and live together for more than 10 days creates a special atmosphere of unique intensity and suspense. It is a great and unforgettable – and not always easy - experience for everybody who has ever been to such an event. The 35 international experts evaluated 753 new media products from 168 countries to find the best 40 from around the world. The judging took place in the Kingdom of Bahrain and is part of the World Summit Award (WSA) and the preparation for the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), taking place this November 2005 in Tunis.
The producers and designers of the 40 products selected by the WSA Grand Jury will get onto the global stage and receive unprecedented international recognition at the WSA Gala on Nov. 16, when most Heads of State or Governments of the UN will have their get-together with business executives and civil society to discuss the development of the Information Society. Eminent Grand Jury Members, Bahrain 2005
Review WSA Grand Jury 2003 in Dubai:
October 17 - 22, 2003
Dubai, Oct. 17 through Oct. 22, 2003, the high-tech city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), was the epicentre of the emerging global Information Society. The World Summit Award (WSA) Grand Jury came together to evaluate the best products in multimedia and e-Content from 136 countries.
It was a huge challenge and the outreach was overwhelming, nonetheless, 36 experts in multimedia and ICT undertook the task of selecting the most creative and innovative contents in the eight categories of the WSA: e-Learning, e-Culture, e-Science, e-Government, e-Health, e-Business, e-Entertainment and the special WSA category, e-Inclusion. The WSA Jury selected 40 outstanding projects from over 800 entries to be honoured in a spectacular showcase event at the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva, Dec. 10, 2003.
The Jury selection exemplifies the quality of today’s multimedia market world wide and offers a comprehensive overview on best practice in e-Content and creativity. A special emphasis in the product evaluation was put on projects which show the benefits of information and communication technology for the development of communities and help to bridge the growing content gap between developed and developing countries. Eminent Grand Jury Members, Dubai 2003.