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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:
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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 and make sure you’re aware of all the eligibility and submission requirements.
Once you start a draft, you can edit it at any time before the submission deadline. Fill out the easy fields now (like name, submission type, and submitter type), and you’ll have fewer items to worry about later on.
When you’re ready to enter your submission, just visit the draft that you saved and click “Submit for Review” at the bottom of the form. We review submissions on a rolling basis, so depending on how early you submit, we can tell you if anything in your submission is amiss and give you the opportunity to fix it before the deadline.
Craft the perfect video
Your video (YouTube/Vimeo) will be shown online to the public for Popular Choice Awards voting; it will also be seen by our distinguished judging panel — so make them great! Some tips to consider for your video:
- Describe the purpose of your app in one sentence.
- Include a step-by-step demo of your app's key functionalities.
- Consider audio narration or text bubbles.
Not sure how to record your video? Here are a few resources to help:
- Use your webcam to record a video on YouTube
- Digital video tips from O’Reilly Media
- Video tutorials from MediaCollege.com
- General screencasting tips
We look forward to seeing your innovative apps. Happy coding!
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