• WelkerMedia
    WMCF Competition. Come With Us
    Every year WelkerMedia organizes the global selection process that helps us to find
    and involve new promising projects, works and initiatives that make a difference

WelkerMedia Competition is the main way to become a part of our network and be selected for our WMCF Lab Acceleration program. We accept applications from around the world, whether it be Indonesia and the Philippines or Russia and Brazil. There are also no particular limitations like age, location or current stage of development. Best applicants get an access to our acceleration program, fellowships and other opportunities.

Competition 2017

Our Categories

Since WelkerMedia's Competition is a part of WMCF Lab Accelerator, the categories and tracks are defined by our mission, #Warmplace Initiative and the rules of main program.
Our tracks:
  • Digital activism & media;
  • Social change and non-profits;
  • Creativity and art.
There are also nominations, that underline specific issues and categories. Feel free to visit accelerator's page in order to learn more.

Our participants

There are no particular limitations, so you can participate in our competition regardless:
  • Location;
  • Development Stage;
  • Age.
Both projects / organizations and individuals can participate.

The Selection Process

Our selection committee is formed from a group of community councils, WelkerMedia staff, and external experts. The committee reviews all applications submitted within the specific period and evaluates each project based on a number of criteria.

Calendar 2017
  • Submission Period: April 15 - October 15
  • Review Window: September 1 - November 1
  • Fellows Selected / Announced: November 15

What's Next?

Our winners and some participants get an access to the next opportunities:
  • WMCF network membership;
  • WMCF media coverage;
  • Participation in WMCF Lab that grants fellowship, supporting and other options.

Competition Guidelines

Who can apply?

WelkerMedia Competition accepts applications regardless age, location or current stage of development. Our key tracks: digital activism & media, social change and non-profits, creativity and art.


Do you accept individuals' applications?

Yes. Art works, creative projects are often created and maintained by talented individuals. So we accept such applications.


How does selection process occur?

Our selection committee is formed from a group of community councils, ambassadors, WelkerMedia staff, and external experts. The committee reviews all applications submitted within the specific period and evaluates each project based on a number of criteria.


How your chapters involved to Competition process?

Our ambassadors and volunteers help us to find relevant projects in specific locations and regions. They also support our offline activities like events and gatherings.


Do I need to visit your chapters / headquarters in order to participate in the competition?

No. You don't need to visit or reach our chapters. Competition is held in a virtual format, so you just need to send an application.


Can I apply from [country name]?

We accept applications regarding participant's location. So you can apply from any country or location.


Does your "emerging countries focus" affect the selection process? Are there regions that the most preferable?

We treat equally any application. However since emerging countries meet the most significant social challenges and issues, participants from these regions often develop much more valuable solutions in terms of social impact and change. We specifically underline the following regions: Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, South Asia, Asia Pacific.


What happens after I submit my application?

Shortly after submitting your online application, you will receive a confirmation email, and the selection committee will review your application to make sure that you are eligible to apply for the WelkerMedia Competition. Due to the amount of applications, we don't inform any applicant regarding the results. But we can reach you regarding media coverage, network membership and other purposes.


When are selected projects announced?

Due to an excessive number of applications terms of announce dates may slightly differ, but usually we try to finalize it to november 15.


How will I find out that my project was selected?

We will inform you in case your application is selected.


What do your winners get?

Our winners and some participants get an access to the following opportunities: WMCF network membership, WMCF media coverage, participation in WMCF Lab that grants fellowship, supporting and other options.


I wasn't selected last year. Can I apply again?

Absolutely, applicants are welcome to apply once per year. At the same time any applicants who submit multiple applications in the year may be disqualified.


Does WelkerMedia Competition accept volunteers?

Sure! Our organization hugely relies on our worldwide community and peers. So if you want to spread a word about out fellowship or support us in any other way, feel free to reach us via lab at welkermedia.com




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