2013 African Digital Woman of the Year Award.


Application Deadline: 5th November 2013

The African Digital Woman Award seeks to recognise a woman*, 18 years of age or older, who have distinguished herself through leadership, creativity, entrepreneurship, social-focus and/or innovative discoveries, and who is positively impacting the number of girls and women participating in digitally-driven or digitally-enabled areas of study or work, in one or more of the following capacities:

  • In the ICT sector, as a promising young potential or executive in a prominent public, private or academic sector IT organisation;
  • Through work in entertainment or media, including social media;
  • In commercialisation of an innovative digital concept, tool and/or service;
  • Through focus on not-for-profit or social work, community-orientation, humanitarian activities (including ICT4Good, health, planet, well-being, etc.); and/or
  • Through step-change research & development activities in the private or public sectors, academic excellence, digital/social innovations.

Age Requirements:
Participants must be 18 years of age or older as of 16 November 2013.

Entry and Judging Criteria:
Entrants must meet the following criteria to qualify:

  • The nominee is a woman, or someone who identifies as a woman who is 18 years of age or older
  • The nominee is resident in an African country
  • Complete all aspects of nomination on the submission form and submit the form by the communicated deadline
  • Submitted videos can be no longer than 3 minutes
  • All pre-produced material such as music must be approved for use or license free, or creative commons licensed

Judging Criteria:

  • Entry must meet the 3 minute video limit
  • Entries can be submitted in any language but you must provide an English language translation/ subtitles in English, for judging
  • Any entries that are deemed to be offensive or culturally insensitive will be disqualified
  • The competition organisers reserve the right to decide on the eligibility of candidates and entries

*or someone who identifies as a woman

Geographic Eligibility:
African countries.

For More Information:

Nominate Now for the 2013 African Digital Women of the Year Award

Visit the Official Webpage of the Digital Women of the Year Award


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