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>Subject: The ICT Stories Competition 2001 - Enter Today!
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>Date sent: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 17:49:13 -0500
>infoDev and the IICD are pleased to announce that this
>year's quest for the best stories using ICTs for development
>is now on!
>The ICT Stories Project 2001 Competition
>Enter today and win a trip to the Global Internet Summit:
>INET 2001 in Stockholm, Sweden Deadline for Entry is April
>HOW TO ENTER
>To enter, come to the Stories website
>(<http://www.iicd.org/stories/>http://www.iicd.org/stories/) and enter
>experience using our online form. Alternatively you may
>email your stories to [log in to unmask] To receive an entry
>form by email send a request to [log in to unmask]
>All stories must be written about an active or completed
>project involving information and communication technologies
>as applied to social and economic development. The Story
>Writer should be someone who is or has worked directly on
>the project. Judges will be looking for stories that not
>only describe their project but that convey lessons learned
>that can be applied to similar types of projects.
>Creativity is encouraged. Stories should not exceed 1500
>You may use this suggested outline to write your story:
>Background of the project:
>Why and when did your project begin?
>What is your project trying to accomplish and how is your
>project involving ICTs? (It may use basic ICTs in a creative
>way, use state-of-the-art technologies, or use a combination
>of ICTs and traditional media.)
>Results of your project up to today:
>How is technology fulfilling community needs?
>How has it improved participation and quality of life for
>the citizens and communities involved? Have you undertaken
>an evaluation of your project's impact? What have been the
>results? Describe the methodology used to measure the
>development impact of your project.
>Lessons learned and advice:
>What were the major barriers or challenges to your project?
>What changes would you make to project design and
>implementation if you were to do it again? What is your
>advice to other who are interested in starting a project
>like this or involving similar technologies? Describe the
>adjustments made along the way to accommodate user needs.
>Development aspects of the project (or potential for):
>Please tell if and how your project has used ICTs to directly impact
>social and economic development. Has it been useful to the fight against
>poverty? How? Who have been the main beneficiaries? What have been the
>main benefits for them? If it has not, describe how the project or lessons
>learned from this project can be applied for development.
>For more ideas, come to the website to read the winning
>stories from the past two competitions.
>All entries must be submitted by April 15, 2001 to be
>eligible. All entries submitted after the deadline will be
>automatically entered into the next round of competition.
>Finalists will be announced on April 22, 2001. Winners will
>be announced on May 1, 2001.
>- Each person may submit one story per project per contest
>period. - Updates of projects submitted in previous rounds
>of competition are permitted but should stand on their own.
>- Multiple authors are permitted but only one person from
>each winning story will be sponsored by the Stories Project
>to attend INET 2001. - Entry in this contest authorizes
>infoDev and the IICD to use the writer's name and story in
>the promotion of the Stories Project. A list of Winners will
>be posted on the website.
>The ICT Stories website
>The Internet Society's INET 2001 will be held in Stockholm,
>Sweden from June 5-8, 2001. Information can be found at
>Development Program (infoDev) of the World Bank
><http://www.infodev.org>http://www.infodev.org The International Institute
>Communication and Development <http://www.iicd.org>http://www.iicd.org
>Pamela Street of infoDev or Lisette Gast of the IICD:
>Pamela Street, infoDev
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>Lisette Gast, IICD
>The Hague, The Netherlands
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