over 10 years ago

Announcing the winners

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of Apps for Working Government.

View all the winners in the Gallery.

Thanks again to everyone who participated and made the challenge a great success!

The Apps for Working Government team

over 10 years ago

Public voting is now open

The public voting period for Apps for Working Government has begun. Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorites!

If you’ve entered a submission, be sure to spread the word through your social networks.


The Apps for Working Government team

over 10 years ago

Deadline Tomorrow!

The submission deadline for the Apps for Working Government Challenge is tomorrow, June 19, at 5 p.m. EDT!

Don't want until the last minute to fill out the submission form. Avoid surprises by starting your draft now and reviewing our submission checklist.

Haven't started yet?

It's not too late to build an app — check out the quick-start guide, and see what you can create in 24 hours!


Check out Frequently Answered Questions, or email us at support@challengepost.com with "Apps for Working Gov" in the subject line.

Good luck, civic coders! We look forward to seeing…

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over 10 years ago

Submission checklist

There's just one week left to submit your civic app in the Apps for Working Government Challenge! We can't wait to see how your innovations will help improve government transparency & effectiveness.

If you haven't already done so, we encourage you to start your draft ASAP and submit your application well before 5 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 19.

Here's a handy checklist to help you wrap up your submission. Make sure you can answer "yes" to each of these questions before hitting submit. 

Submission checklist

  1. Does your video include a step-by-step demo of your application's key functionalities? For

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over 10 years ago

Submission & video tips

The submission deadline for Apps for Working Government is June 19, 2013. It's not too late to get started — check out the Quick-Start Guide and start putting together your submission today! Remember, both new and existing civic apps are eligible, so feel free to enter more than one. $5,000 in prizes await.

If you've already started working on a submission, here are some tips to help you make sure your entry is eligbile and well presented:

Submission tips

  1. Show and tell — in your description and video, demonstrate how your app works. Consider adding a one-sentence description of the purpose…

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over 10 years ago

Three weeks to go

Thank you for participating in the Apps for Working Government Challenge! Three weeks remain in the submission period. Apps are due June 19, 2013.

Organized by ChallengePost, alongside partners Sunlight Foundation, Personal Democracy Media, the Monkey Cage, and No Labels, this challenge is designed to recognize the best apps that can help improve government transparency and effectiveness. Your work could play a significant part in reducing partisan gridlock and increasing legislative productivity.

We'll be offering $5,000 in prizes for the best new and existing applications.

If you haven't started yet, there are still three weeks left to get your submission…

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almost 11 years ago

Submission tips & resources

The deadline for Apps for Working Government is fast approaching — apps must be entered by June 19, 2013! 

To help you get your submission in gear, we'd like to highlight the following tips and resources:

Explore "educational" vs. "solutions & action" tools

Have you decided which category to develop your app in? Learn how they differ, then get inspired by checking out app suggestions and data & APIs.

Start your draft now

Beginning your draft early is the best way to avoid getting caught by surprise later on. Start filling out the Enter a Submission page today

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almost 11 years ago

Enter by May 1 to get feedback

Early submission

You can submit your app early by May 1 at 5:00pm Eastern Time to receive tips on how you can improve it before the final deadline. The final deadline is June 19, 2013 at 5:00pm Eastern Time.

Below is a summary of the eligibility requirements. Please check out the Official Rules for complete requirements and email us at Support@ChallengePost.com if you have any questions.

Contestant eligibility

  • Participants: Individuals (at least age of majority where you reside); Teams; Organizations (up to 50 employees); Large Organization (>50 employees) eligible for recognition.
  • Countries: Global, except where prohibited by U.S. law.

Submission requirements

  • Software Application: Existing or new apps that educate people about partisan gridlock or…

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almost 11 years ago


Thanks for registering for the Apps for Working Government Challenge! We're excited to see what you have in store for helping make our government more transparent and efficient.

Potential participants: read on and get started on your submission today! Solutions are due June 19, 2013.

Quick-start guide

  1. Collaborate around the problem. Join the discussion to share relevant data or ideas, or to connect with fellow developers throughout the challenge.
  2. Get inspired. Explore data and APIs for congressional activity, government spending, reform efforts, polls, and more.
  3. Check out app examples. Submissions can be made as a) educational tools, or b) solutions &…

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