The World Summit Award (WSA), global project is an initiative by the
World Summit Award 2003 is a collection of 40 extraordinary projects that were chosen by WSA grand jury to epitomize the quality of today's multimedia market worldwide.
The projects which were awarded for e-Culture in WSA 2003 are:
The Canadian Century- This has been a conscious effort to endorse a perfect understanding of art within greater socio-historical themes. The site can be presented as a timeline of 20th century Canadian art, events and people. The site is inspired by the principles of learning through art and the value of integrated learning.
Jury evaluates the endeavour as an instance of e-Culture to be followed by others in order to present and conserve cultural values online. The site gets appreciation from jury because it announces the importance of integrated learning.
The Chilean cultural heritage site- the site gives an impression to
It has impresses jury completely as it is been continuously updated and provides articles and news related to recent and upcoming events. And also the site has proved it to be an extremely interactive and demands active participation.
Chiculture.net gets appreciation from the jury, as it is a strong provider of implausible range of contents on Chinese life, history and culture. It is a powerful online national archive of Chinese history and culture over the centuries.
FACES- Romantic stones
The FACES CD-Rom from
According to the jury, FACES provides a very different look on heritage. The photographs are clear and simple interface around black and white combinations. The blending of different multimedia formats is done in a commendable fashion.
This online bilingual initiative has been a great effort that is curriculum-linked and web-based for young people of
Living Heritage is highly appreciated by the jury for it's participatory approach to social history and contemporary cultural life. It provides a free online environment and self-publishing tools for a growing online collection of stories, hence contributing to the unique mosaic which is a nation's culture and history.
The WSA 05 Grand Jury with the selection of nominees and winners will take place in August 2005. The winners will be announced at the WSA winners Gala in
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