Competition Timeline

There are various stages to World Challenge 08. Find out more about them here:

  1. Nomination Stage - 4th March 2008 to 31st May 2008

    Nominations open on 4th March 2008 and must be received by midnight on 31st May 2008. During this stage BBC World News and Newsweek will be profiling the 12 finalists chosen in competition last year. These are great examples of the type of project/small business World Challenge 08 is looking for.

  2. Judging Stage - 1st June 2008 to 1st July 2008

    From all the entries that we receive, a representative of BBC World News and the Producers will select a shortlist of 60 entries for the judging panel to consider. The judging panel will pick 12 finalists. Find out more about the selection process and judging panel here. Details of the finalists of World Challenge 08 will be published on this website on 1st July 2008.

  3. Voting Stage - 1st October 2008 to 21st November 2008

    The finalists of World Challenge 08 will be profiled on air in BBC World News in six 30 minute programmes, on this website and in Newsweek (dates TBC). You can vote for your favourite project/business on this website. Voting will open on 1st October 2008 and will close at midnight (GMT) on 21st November 2008.

  4. Winners Announced - 20th December 2008

    The Winner and two runners up of World Challenge 08 will be announced in an awards ceremony held at The Hague, in the Netherlands. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on 20th December 2008 on BBC World News and announced on the website the same day.