APDC – Portuguese Association for the Development of Communications presents the World Summit Awards Portugal 2021 which is an initiative to select and promote the best digital content and innovative applications. It aims to make the benefits of the new Information Society accessible and meaningful for all humanity, and in particular, to raise public awareness and give deserved public recognition to the highest quality digital application based initiative. The submissions are evaluated by the National Grand Jury, who select the 8 winners. Being nominated for this national contest means that your product is the best in the country in one of our 8 categories. All winners from this National Contest will be nominated for World Summit Award 2021 to take part in the WSA global contest.
World Summit Award is a United Nations based global awards initiative with a clear focus on digital innovation with social impact and relation to the UN SDG’s.
It has been initiated in 2003 in the framework of the UN World Summit on the Information Society (UN WSIS) held in Geneva, and cooperates with UNESCO and UNIDO. The declared aim of the conference was to make Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessible to everyone and to bridge the digital divide. The World Summit Awards (WSA) was established as a means to achieve this and has been working since then on putting the UN-WSIS goals into action.