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WWW: Women Weave the Web Campaign Prizes and Opportunities


World Pulse's Digital Action Campaigns bring together powerful grassroots women leaders who are generating vital changes on the ground. By providing key resources and tools to our community, we can support the empowerment of exceptional women creating positive change. For the WWW: Women Weave the Web Campaign, World Pulse will be giving away some incredible prizes, including the $20,000 Lynn Syms Prize. This page will be updated throughout the campaign to bring you new prizes, detailed application instructions, and additional information! To stay up to date with deadlines and application guidelines, sign up for our mailing list and join the World Pulse community.

Introducing the Lynn Syms Prize: Lifting New Visionary Voices

Lynn Syms Prize

World Pulse is honored to partner with sculptor and philanthropist Lynn Syms to announce the inaugural Lynn Syms Prize. In 2014, the prize will be awarded to an outstanding grassroots woman and visionary voice using digital tools to effect change and advance her community work.

The Prize

The prize will include the 2014 Lynn Syms Prize title, a $20,000 monetary prize to be paid out over two years to support her community based work, a feature profile on, and an all-expense paid trip to speak her message in New York City.


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.

How to Apply

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 for submitting to the campaign can be found on our How to Participate page.

Once you've submitted to the campaign, you can fill out the Lynn Syms Prize Application.

About Lynn Syms: Lynn Syms is a woman passionate about elevating the voices of unheard women in the world. With her prize she hopes to inspire more people to contribute resources to strengthen grassroots women's leadership globally.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open worldwide to people 18+ and of the age of majority in their state/country/province of residence. Void where prohibited. Entries must received by 8/13/14. For Official Rules, go to Contest Rules. Sponsor: World Pulse Media, 1006 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97214 U.S.A.

Beyond Access: Your Chance to Support Community Development through Libraries

Are you working to improve the lives of people in your community? Do you believe that providing digital access is one of the keys to empowering women and men? If so, you might be the perfect candidate to join Beyond Access! World Pulse has partnered with Beyond Access to give campaign participants a special chance to join this global community.

Beyond Access

Beyond Access

Beyond Access is a global movement of people and organizations committed to the idea that modern public libraries help drive economic and social development.

Beyond Access encourages dialogue, assembles a community, and facilitates partnerships. They also create and curate resources, and provide services and opportunities for libraries and community organizations, development practitioners, and to donors and all levels of government.

The Beyond Access Community

Around the world, Beyond Access supports libraries working to address local development challenges by providing tools such as Internet access. Beyond Access demonstrates — on a global stage — how libraries support community development. Community members include libraries, government agencies, and a community partners. They are from the developing world, have experience implementing innovative community development programs, and are driven to do more.

Members of the Beyond Access community receive:

  • Access to a global online community of library innovators, moderated through a private Facebook group
  • Opportunities to apply to the Beyond Access Outreach Fund, enabling them to share their experiences and ideas at events that focus on information and development
  • Opportunities to have their organization, project, or initiative featured on the Beyond Access blog and shared with the global Beyond Access network

Your Opportunity to Join!

In order to be eligible for this great opportunity, you must submit three written journal entries to World Pulse’s 2014 Women Weave the Web Campaign before August 13.

Instructions for submitting to the campaign can be found on our How to Participate page.

Once you've submitted to the campaign, you can fill out the Beyond Access Application.

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