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Recommended by teachers, implemented by schoolchildren from all regions of Switzerland with a lot of commitment: the Junior Web Award (JWA). SWITCH launched this project in 2007 with a view to instilling a fascination for the Internet and its technicalities in the minds of the young generation.
Creativity instead of mere passive consumption
For young people, the Internet is an element of daily life. However, this is often only from the perspective of a user. Very few youngsters are familiar with how to create web contents of their own. Participating in the Junior Web Award gives teachers a means of integrating modern communication and information technologies in their tuition with a strong practical focus.
An award in which the public has a big say
Schoolchildren design their own website and they are free to chose whatever subject matter they like. The skills they acquire range from project work and Internet copyright through to making searches and working as a team. Their work is judged in an initial vote open to the general public and then by a hand-picked panel of expert judges. The classes with the best results can look forward not only to some superb prizes but also to a lot of recognition outside of their classrooms. Participation is free of charge, just like the domain name, a professional guide, software for image processing, for creating and administering the website and the domain name.