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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 & action tools.
  4. Decide on a platform, then start coding. Is your idea best suited as a web, mobile, or desktop app, or perhaps some combination?
  5. Enter your submission. Start filling out your submission early so that you don't feel rushed on deadline day. Even if you don't have all the details yet, you can choose the "Save as Draft" option and come back to it later.

Earn prizes, recognition, and exposure

A distinguished judging panel will review eligible apps based on these three judging criteria, and the best submissions will be awarded $5,000 in cash & prizes.

Judges for this challenge include Nick Judd, Managing Editor of techPresident; Tom Lee, Director of Sunlight Labs, Sunlight Foundation; Jonathan Miller, Co-Founder of No Labels; and John Sides, Co-founder and Contributor of The Monkey Cage, and Associate Professor of Political Science at George Washington University.


Didn't find what you were looking for in Frequently Asked Questions? Email with "Apps for Working Government" in the subject line, and we'll respond as soon as we can.

Stay connected

Follow @ChallengePost on Twitter, and join the conversation with #OpenGov or #Gov20.

Happy coding and good luck!