World Summit Awards (WSA) Australia is the Australian Local Chapter of the WSA Global Platform.

WSA Australia aims at identifying Quality e-Content with Creativity in the form of Digital Innovations in new media applications originated in Australia. This multi-aim award encourages positive Social Impact and nominates the eight best Australian Digital Innovations to the World Summit Award (WSA) Global Contest.

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WSA Global selects and promotes local digital innovation improving society. It is a non-monetary award system with a focus on sustainable knowledge transfer through a worldwide network. Winners benefit not from a one-time financial reward, but a lifelong partnership and integration.

WSA Global is a nomination based award system, eligible for all UN member states.

Each country has a national WSA representation – the WSA National Expert. The WSA national experts are carrying out the local pre-selection for WSA, through National Expert selection. To participate in WSA, you need to be nominated by a WSA National Expert as the best national digital application in one of the 8 categories.

Each country is eligible to nominate one application per WSA category.

WSA Global – Jury Process

Awarding Categories of World Summit Awards (WSA) Australia

WSA Categories

WSA Australia – Our Mission

            To Identify the best Australian Digital Innovations with positive impact on society and take them to the international stage of the World Summit Awards (WSA) Global Contest within the framework of the United Nations.

WSA Australia – Track Record

In the heart of digital innovation and societal impact, World Summit Awards Australia has carved a monumental legacy on the global stage. Against the backdrop of competition from over 180 United Nations member countries, WSA Australia has not only emerged but shone brightly, establishing Australia as a leading force in digital excellence. With an unwavering commitment and unparalleled dedication, WSA Australia has achieved remarkable milestones: securing 48 Australian Nominations, earning 33 coveted positions on the WSA Grand Jury shortlists, celebrating 11 WSA Global Winner titles, and proudly hoisting 6 WSA Global Champion accolades.

These achievements are not just numbers; they are a testament to the relentless pursuit of excellence and the indomitable spirit of innovation that defines WSA Australia. As a pivotal contributor to the WSA Global Network, WSA Australia has transcended boundaries, challenged the status quo, and ignited a beacon of hope and inspiration for others to follow. Through its remarkable journey, WSA Australia has proven that with vision, passion, and perseverance, every challenge can be transformed into an opportunity to make a significant impact on the world stage.

WSA Global – 2024/25 Timeline

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WSA Australia – Our Partners

        On 18th June 2018 : WSA Australia  and Australia’s Only Social Enterprise Opportunities Portal, Social Change Central  entered a Strategic Partnership to jointly work towards their collective passion for identifying and promoting the Social Entrepreneurs of Australia. As a result of this partnership, Social Change Central will be promoting the benefits of WSA Australia to its fast-growing network and WSA Australia applicants will get a Special Discount to join the Premium Membership of Social Change Central.

Social Change Central

Social Change Central is Australia’s premier portal for social impact opportunities. It connects entrepreneurs with support and resources to convert their ideas into real social impact.

From funding to programs, awards, competitions and more, Social Change Central is a comprehensive one-stop-hub providing members with easy access to the biggest and most up-to-date social change opportunities both within Australia and internationally.

Social Change Central’s purpose is to create a more equal society – and they are committed to harnessing the power of social enterprise and innovation to achieve this.

Their mission is to create a strengthened Australian ecosystem in which social entrepreneurship and innovation can thrive and affect widespread positive change. They are currently doing this by…

  • Connecting: leveraging technology to connect their members with the most up-to-date social impact opportunities and practical resources through their one-stop online portal – from funding to awards, events, competitions, incubator and accelerator programs and more;
  • Advising: providing ‘concierge’ advisory services to help entrepreneurs find the support they need and build their capacity to deliver on their social and environmental goals;
  • Linking: encouraging and helping startups and intermediaries in the ecosystem to learn from each other, network and share knowledge;
  • Advocating: raising awareness of social enterprises and their work (and challenges) to drive more government, investors, corporate and philanthropic players to support the social enterprise sector and its continued growth.

Social Change Central members aren’t just social enterprises. They also include changemakers, entrepreneurs, startups, charities, community groups and local grass-roots organisations. Social Change Central is for anyone passionate about social progress.

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Social Change Central’s mission is to connect changemakers with the support they need to convert their passion and ideas for social change into real social impact. From funding to awards, events, competitions, exposure, programs and more, Social Change Central brings together the most up-to-date social change opportunities available in one comprehensive online resource. Use the exclusive promo code which will give you a discount on Annual Premium Membership to Social Change Central.