In a new initiative called Africa Connected, search engine giant and content aggregator Google is calling on Africans to share their stories about how their lives have been positively influenced by the internet.
Five successful entrants will win $25,000 each, and will also have the opportunity to work with a Google sponsor over a six-month period.
Google is looking for young, spirited entrepreneurial web adopters who are using the web and technology to do things to rise about their circumstances and achieve success.
Categories for entries include Education; Entertainment/Arts/Sports; Technology; Community and NGOs; and Small Businesses.
Submissions are open from 27 August to 11 October 2013. Winners will be announced in February 2014.
For more information and to enter the Africa Connected contest, visit www.africaconnected.com