Timeline

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

Nomination Stage - 28th March 2011 - 19th June 2011

Nominations are open on 28th March 2011 and must be received by midnight on 19th June 2011. During this stage BBC World News and Newsweek will be profiling the 12 finalists chosen in the competition last year. These are great examples of the types of projects/small businesses World Challenge is looking for.

Judging Stage - 19th June 2011 - 11th July 2011

From all the entries that we receive, a representative of BBC World News and the Producers will select a shortlist of 35 entries for the judging panel to consider. The judging panel will pick 12 finalists. Details of the finalists of World Challenge will be published on this website on 11th July 2011.

Voting Stage - 26th September 2011 - 11th November 2011

The finalists of World Challenge will be profiled on BBC World News in six 30 minute programmes. You can vote for your favourite project/business on this website. Voting will open on 26th September 2011 and will close at midnight (GMT) on 11th November 2011.

Winners Announced - 26th November 2011

The Winner and two runners up of World Challenge will be announced in an awards ceremony held in the Netherlands. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on 26th November 2011 on BBC World News and announced on the website on the same day and profiled in Newsweek magazine in the 5th December issue which will be on sale 28th November 2011. There will also be a special winners spread and booklet available in Newsweek's end of year issue, on sale 19th December 2011.

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