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Bulgarian achievements:

  • Street Dance School - the Centre - awarded in the WSA category e-Entertainment and Games, 2009 
  • SmartMuseum - among the winners in the category m-Tourism & Culture in the first edition of the World Summit Award Mobile, 2010 
  • Imagga and Bee Smart - among the five winners for world’s best products in the categories e-Media & News and e-Health & Environment, 2015
WSA National Contest Bulgaria
Hunting excellence in e-content and innovative applications!

World Summit Award Bulgaria is the national competition of the global follow-up initiative of the United Nations World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) – World Summit Award (WSA), organised by the International Center for New Media (ICNM). The goal of WSA is to make the benefits of the new Information Society accessible and meaningful for all humanity, and in particular, to raise public awareness and give deserved public recognition to the highest quality e-Content, produced all over the world. In Bulgaria the competition is coordinated by European Software Institute – Center Eastern Europe (ESI CEE).


The Bulgarian company Imagga is the champion in the international round of WSA for digital content in the category “Media and news”, which began in 2015!

Imagga provides technology for photo editing which detects and automatically places markers on images, which allows their easier analysis, annotation, and use. The platform, as well as the generated metadata from the photos, serves the larger part of the photography-related ecosystem – photographers, stock photos websites and other commercial intermediaries, media and journalists, keen photographers, designers and advertisers, bloggers and many more.

“We’re happy to be winners and global champions in the World Summit Awards 2016 and especially in the “Media & News” category”. We believe that the technology for image detection, which we develop in Imagga will help for numerous social and commercial problems. To be among the eight champions of a competition, as prestigious as this one, is a tremendous honor and responsibility – for us and Bulgaria also” says Chris Georgiev, co-founder of Imagga.

Chris Georgiev (on the left) - co-founder of Imagga, the WSA chairman Prof. Peter A. Bruck and Lajuanda Asemota, director Diversity & Inclusion in Singularity University

Chris Georgiev (on the left) - co-founder of Imagga, the WSA chairman Prof. Peter A. Bruck and Lajuanda Asemota, director Diversity & Inclusion in Singularity University

(October 2015)

Drumroll, please! We’re proud to announce the two Bulgarian winners awarded for world’s best products in the categories Health & Environment and Media & News – Bee Smart and Imagga!

40 Winners from 24 countries, 24 Runner-ups, selected from 386 nominations. The UN-based World Summit Award (WSA) once more brings you a diameter of innovation from Indonesia to Argentina, from Iceland to New Zealand. See an app for cancer detection, robotics for first-graders and a political think tank. But not only that, the WSA Winners 2015 offer a vast spectrum of digital innovation.

And this year, for the first time, Bulgaria has two representatives at the Global Stage of the World Summit Awards!

Read more!

Two Bulgarian projects are shortlisted for the second round of World Summit Awards
(September 2015)

The World Summit Award announces the 97 international projects chosen by the WSA Online Jury to go to the second round of evaluation. Selected from 386 nominations from 86 countries, these 97 digital innovations will now be evaluated by the WSA Grand Jury.

There are two Bulgarian products in the shortlist: Bee Smart Technologies in the category “Health and Environment” and Imagga in the category “Media and News”. The national WSA jury congratulates the Bulgarian shortlisted nominees!

More information about the Bulgarian nominees for 2015 find here!

Find the complete list here!

European Youth Award winners selected in the European Youth Capital Cluj-Napoca
(September 2015)

Read the whole article here

See the complete list of winning projects, the Facebook page and the preliminary Festival program

For the eighth consecutive year the national WSA jury nominated Bulgarian digital products in seven out of the eight categories of the competition.

The national winners by category this year are:

Read more about the winners!

During August 2015, the second stage of the competition will take place – an online jury of international experts will evaluate and preselect between 15 and 18 products in each of the eight WSA categories. The finalists will compete in final stages of the competition – first in the Grand Jury stage (September 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan) during which the Jury comes together to evaluate the remaining projects that managed to pass to the last stage and then announce the five winners in each category. The fourth and the final stage is the Global Congress in which Global Champion Jury evaluates one Global Champion in each WSA category who is subsequently announced at the Award Ceremony and Gala.