Google Africa Connected Competition 2013 – $25,000 for Most Inspiring Stories.

Submission Deadline: Octoober 31st 2013

Share your story.Be inspired.

The web is changing lives every day. Google is  searching for the most inspiring and amazing stories of how the web and Google have played a pivotal role in transforming lives in Africa.

Five of the most inspiring stories, including one selected by online voters, will each receive a $25,000 Africa Connected prize, as well as, expert assistance from Googlers to help make their success even greater.

The power of the web is changing lives in Africa every day. Africa Connected. Success stories powered by the web. is an initiative by Google in collaboration with its partners that is aimed at creating a platform to:

  • Drive the largest collection of inspiring stories about ventures established on or propelled by the web by Africans in Africa
  • Demonstrate how these achievements are having social and economic impact in the everyday lives of people across the continent
  • Encourage users of the web in Africa to learn more about all the things that they can do on the web with Google

The Africa Connected Competition

In an effort to help boost the social and economic impact being created by Africans who have embraced the web, Google is offering up five prizes of $25,000 each to the most inspiring stories established on the continent where the web has played a pivotal role in achieving success.

Do you have an amazing success story that is powered by the web? Submit your story for a chance to win one of the five cash prizes

The five most inspiring stories stand to win prizes of $25,000 each, and the winners will also have the opportunity to work with a Google champion to help them make their venture even more awesome.

Do you have a healthy disregard for the impossible? Are you using the web and technology to do cool and extraordinary things? Whether you’re a photographer, an entrepreneur, a fashion designer or a community activist, this is an opportunity to share your story with the world.

Categories for contest entries include:

  • Education
  • Entertainment/Arts/Sports
  • Technology
  • Community and NGOs
  • Small Business

20 semi-finalists will be selected to take part in an interview and to produce a short promotional video. A judging panel made up of Googlers and external judges will then determine the 10 finalists. Submissions are open from August 27, 2013 to October 31, 2013. The competition will run until February 2014 when the winners will be announced.

Even if you do not yet have a story to share, you can learn more about the web and Google through the Africa Connected platform. We’re looking forward to showcasing your amazing web success story!

For more information and to enter the Africa Connected contest, visit

How can I submit my story?

You can submit your story by completing the submission form.

Do I have to be resident in an African country to participate?

Yes. You must be able to prove that you are resident in one of the 55 African countries excluding Sudan to participate in the campaign. Your venture must have been established and operational in same 55 eligible countries. For details, visit the terms and conditions.

Submissions are being accepted from 12:00 GMT August 27, 2013 through 23:59 GMT on October 31, 2013.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Africa Connected Competition

Contest Rule for the Africa Connected Competition


4 responses to “Google Africa Connected Competition 2013 – $25,000 for Most Inspiring Stories.”

  1. Judith Ndu Avatar
    Judith Ndu

    I love OFA as it is offering life changing opportunity for Africans. I need such opportunity to enable me carry out my dream of empowering the youths. We are into voice training , vocational training, organizing school quiz and debate etc but we are incapacitated now because of fund

  2. Emmanuel peter sanda Avatar
    Emmanuel peter sanda

    Please I need help of africa conneted, and becouse I have experience of engeering, but my farmily there very poor to sponsor me for school, I need suport of africa connected please! And becouse I don’t want to put myself in to risk, means yahoo! Yahoo!! Boys. Am from nigeria boy, and my state is kaduna. Name Emmanuel peter sanda.

  3. KIPALA ALI Avatar

    Thanks Africa connected for really connecting us Africans and please continue with that parental love and care of giving us opportunities to share our experiences without discrimination especially by posting the latest possible posts for us Africans.

    I salute you Africa connected.

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