(Frequently Asked Questions)

Who Can Enter the NextGen Awards And Mentors Contest?
Any girl or boy living in a participating country between the ages of 13-20 at time of contest entry deadline may enter. You can enter as an individual or as a team, (all of whom must be within age limits at the time of contest entry deadline).

See Contest Rules and Guidelines for more.

What mobile technologies qualify?
Any mobile phone technology or application is eligible for consideration (from the simplest basic voice or SMS text messaging to the most futuristic 3G multi-media high-speed internet web linked interactive capabilities, software and devices you can imagine)

What can I win?
Please check out our Prizes page to find out.

Who qualifies as your Contest Entry Advisor?
You can pick a parent, legal guardian, or any recognized local school or community organization near you as a NextGen Awards Contest Advisor. The advisor, over the age of 21, must be willing to be a point of contact for the purposes of your NextGen contest entry.

If you (or your team) are selected as a NextGen Awards finalist in your country, your designated Contest Advisor will be contacted as part of the verification of your age, place of residence, and other information submitted in your entry required for winner eligibility. The Contest Advisor School or Organization is not required to take on other responsibilities. However, if you are a NextGen winner, the local school or organization you designated will also receive a cash prize and honored on the NextGenAwards websites

How do I find a local Contest Entry Advisor?
In addition to your parent or legal guardian, any school or organization can qualify as an advisor. Ask a teacher, administrator, or employee of a local school or organization for help. For NextGen Awards Contest Vietnam, see www.nextgenawards.vn for additional resources.

How can I enter NextGen Awards Contest?
You can submit your entry via www.NextGenAwards.org/form/ in English or in dominant language on official participating country NextGen website. (The inaugural NextGen Awards pilot is open now! Deadline for entries is October 15, 2007. Official contest entries must be submitted through this website in English or through www.NextGenAwards.vn in Vietnamese.

How Are NextGen Award Countries Selected?
NextGen Awards and Mentors Contest countries are selected based on local country community and corporate support capabilities and proposals. NextGen will expand to other countries and regions in 2007 and 2008. If you live in a country other than Vietnam and are interested in having or helping organize the NextGen AWARDS CONTEST AND MENTORS Program in your country, please contact outreach@NextGenAwards.org.

How will NextGen Awards Entries be judged?
Contest entries will initially be scored and judged in competition with other entries by age group (13-16 or 17-20) and principal Quality of life categories: (1) health, (2) education, (3) environment designated by contestant.

Do I have a chance to win?
Yes. Unlike many contests that only have a few prize winners, NextGen has many. You do not have to have your own mobile phone or be a techie to be a winner. Your ideas and projects can involve the simplest text messaging or phone call to the most advanced multi-media, internet mobile services. You will be judged against others in your own age group (13-16 and 17-20).

Can I have fun???

April 2008

Click here for highlights of the NextGen Vietnam Initiative!

Click here to see more pics of the 2008 NextGen Awards Gala!

The live broadcast of the NextGen Awards Gala was held December 8th at the Children's Palace in Hanoi. All 12 Stars were awarded and the 4 SuperStars were announced. Congratulations to all of our winners!

Check out the pics of the NextGen Awards Ambassadors and kick-off event in Vietnam.