NZ at the World Summit Award 2013

Posted Wednesday 03 Apr 2013

The World Summit Award (WSA) is a global activity to select and promote the world's best
e-content and most innovative ICT applications. It offers a worldwide platform for all who value the creative use of ICT.  The World Summit Awards honour excellence in e-content/applications. Forty winners (5 in each category) are selected globally A special emphasis is placed on those projects which show the benefits of information and communication technology for the development of society at large. Over and above the judging criteria the judges look for the 'value add' to NZ - what are the products & services that can we put on the global stage to increase both NZ visibility & create international sales. This is a great showcase for the innovative & clever thinking that is going on in NZ. The World Summit Award (WSA) has been a resounding success for New Zealand since 2003. For further details on past project winners: http//

Timetable: Call for submissions: 1 April - 15 May 2013.

Judging will take place in late May, judges to be confirmed and everyone will be notified of final decisions

Go to for further details.

For submissions

WSA global contest 2013

International registration (8 per country) ?1 June - 31 June 2013

WSA grand jury final 2013 Estonia August 26 - 30

WSA winners' events, exhibition and gala 2013 Sri Lanka 23-25 Oct

For further info go to World Summit Award

Call Jan Bieringa: 04 385 9435 or 027 535 7370

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ART Venture 2013 is open for Expressions of Interest

Posted Wednesday 03 Apr 2013

ART Venture, the unique acceleration programme for creative, entrepreneurial people and producers working in the arts and creative industries in Auckland, is on the lookout for participants for its 2013 programme.

Successful candidates will be awarded a place on the programme, worth up to $38,000, to be announced at the ART Awards later in 2013. ?The year-long programme provides start-up and experienced creative entrepreneurs with a flexible yet intensive action-learning environment that, through peer-to-peer support, specialist coaching, and customised content accelerates the creative, professional and enterprise development of each participant.

Find out more about ART Venture 2013 and whether the programme is right for you by going to the Expressions of Interest page on The Big Idea

Expressions of Interest close 5pm, Friday 5 April.

Any questions, contact

ART Venture is an initiative of Arts Regional Trust Te Taumata Toi-a-iwi produced in partnership with delivery partners The Big Idea Te Aria Nui