OTTAWA, ON - May 2, 2011 - Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) today announced its First Annual International Writers Fest, an event that will feature creative writing and multimedia projects from youth in developing economies, with ICT as a central theme.
From now until June 15th, young DOT leaders from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, USA, Mexico and China will show off their creativity with written and multimedia submissions documenting the impact of ICT and entrepreneurial programs in their communities and schools.
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In addition to showcasing their creative talents, DOT Writing Fest participants will be vying for prizes provided by DOT and its partners. Starting June 15th, the public will vote for their top favourite entries in three categories: Did You Know?, Success Stories, and a bonus multimedia category, Tell it Your Way. A panel of peer judges has been selected to choose winners from the top voted entries to the competition, and winners will be announced on July 10th, 2011.
DOT Leaders (Interns) are young, digitally literate women and men who are trained to lead change in their communities and schools through the use of information and communications technologies to create economic, educational, and entrepreneurial opportunities. For more information on DOT and its programs, visit http://dotrust.org.
Join us at http://friends.dotrust.org for this exciting competition!
Digital Opportunity Trust is a leading international social enterprise, and an innovator in using the enthusiasm and skills of young people to apply Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to create educational, economic and entrepreneurial opportunities in disadvantaged communities around the globe. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, DOT works with youth, women and marginalized communities in 11 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America. DOT has established social enterprise partnerships with Cisco Systems, IBM, The MasterCard Foundation and agencies such as the Canadian International Development Agency and USAID. For more information about DOT, visit http://dotrust.org.