From midnight on 26 September 2011, an online vote will be launched allowing viewers of BBC World News ("BBCW") the opportunity to vote for their favourite project/business of World Challenge 2011 ("Competition").

A judging panel has selected a shortlist of twelve finalists and viewers will be asked to vote for their favourite.

The vote will close at midnight on 11 November 2011.

The result will be announced at an awards ceremony to be broadcast on BBC World News on 26 November 2011.

Vote Terms and Conditions

  • Viewers may only vote by accessing the World Challenge 2011 website. Viewers will find a shortlist of the twelve finalists and can make their vote by registering their email address and electronically ticking the box beside the name of the project/business which they think should be the winner of World Challenge 2011.
  • Any votes registered outside of the announced voting times will not count.
  • The winner of World Challenge 2011 will receive a grant of US$20,000. The second and third finalist will each receive a grant US$10,000. The grants are awarded to projects/businesses for their own use and furtherance of their enterprise only. In the event of a tie for first place, the top two finalists will each receive a grant of US$15,000 and the third finalist will receive a grant of US$10,000.
  • Voting is limited to one vote per person.
  • If any vote manipulation (for example, any Internet spamming or unsolicited emails, or any other conduct which BBCW believes is unfair or contrary to the spirit of the Competition) or fraudulent voting has occurred or if BBCW considers there has been any attempt to rig the voting, BBCW has the right to disqualify the project/small business which benefits from such actions or suspend voting and substitute an alternative selection method at BBCW's absolute discretion.
  • If, for any reason, the online voting system fails or in a tie scenario, a contingency plan will be actioned. This will consist of the overall decision lying with the judging panel.
  • BBCW reserves the right to change, cancel or suspend this Competition at any time.
  • BBCW cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any on-line system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any vote being lost or not properly registered or recorded.
  • Please note that the following are not eligible to vote: the BBC and its group of companies, the BBC group of companies, Newsweek, Shell, any companies or agencies associated with the Competition, the judging panel and members of their immediate families and households.
  • The voting in this Competition accords with the BBC's code of conduct for voting: BBC Code of Conduct Voting.
  • BBCW will only use your personal data for purposes of running this vote. The BBC complies with the Data Protection Act 1998. For more information on how BBCW uses your information please refer to: our privacy page

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