Scoring & Judging

Completed entries received by the contest deadline will be reviewed by category (health, education, environment) and age of Contestant or Team Leader at time of contest (13-16 and 17-20).

Scoring Criteria

Up to 20 points can be earned for each the following:

  • Creativity of the idea and innovative use of mobile phone technologies or services
  • Practicality of idea
  • Impact on "quality of life" challenge(s)
  • Planned or actual implementation of the idea
  • Presentation of entry

National Finalists

Up to 30 contestants who meet verification and compliance requirements will be selected as NextGen Awards Finalists. These requirements include:

  • Verification of information submitted by contestant/team.
  • Confirmation of designated local school or organization listed in entry form.
  • Confirmation by contestant (and all team members) of adherence to the NextGen Awards Rules and Terms.

    Upon successful completion of the verification and confirmation process, NextGen local country organizers will notify the qualified finalists and their designated contest entry Advisor school or organization that the Contestant has advanced to the NextGen Awards Finals.

    NextGen Stars (winners)

    A diverse panel of Vietnamese and International judges will review qualified finalists and select 12 NextGen Stars including at least one from each quality of life contest categories (health, education, environment). In addition to cash and prizes, all Stars will be matched with international mentors and linked to the NextGen Leader's Network.

    NextGen SuperStars

    A distinguished panel of NextGen judges will select up to 4 NextGen SuperStars from each participating country will receive an additional $1,000.


    National contest judges are drawn from civil and corporate leaders, including those with practical expertise in areas such as communications technologies, information services, education, and "quality of life" challenges. Visit the Judges Corner for more on our National and International Judges

  • 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.