World Pulse in partnership with philanthropist Lynn Syms has announced the inaugural 2014 Lynn Syms Prize . In 2014, the prize will be awarded to an outstanding grassroots woman and visionary voice who has used digital tools to effect change and advance her community work. Award winners stand to gain a US$ 20,000 (Rs 12 Lakh) monetary prize to be paid out over the next two years.
Lynn Syms Prize for Women 2014
The Lynn Syms prize will recognize a relatively unknown woman activist with an exceptional track record of early accomplishment in community based work to systemically address a pervasive problem faced by women around the world. The prize is targeted for a grassroots woman leader based and working primarily in a developing country and having a demonstrated ability to elevate community concerns and serve as an inspiration to community leaders elsewhere.
She must have an established organization, program or project, though in the early stage of development. Characteristics this woman leader should embody include: courage, commitment, integrity and the ability to communicate effectively for her cause.
Importantly, for the 2014 prize, candidates must also be successfully using digital tools to advance her work and she must participate in World Pulse’s Women Weave the Web Campaign.
In order to be eligible for the prize, you must submit three written journal entries to World Pulse’s 2014 Women Weave the Web Campaign before August 13.
Instructions on how to participate can be found at the link below: