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Awards and prizes

Funders offer both regular and one-off prizes to recognize and fund civic tech and its practitioners. These are usually granted for work already done, whereas the Challenges category sets a goal and offers to reward those who meet it.

AI for good prize

A £100,000 prize fund to help bring Scotland’s innovative uses of AI for social good to life.

cat-icon 58 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DS

Apolitical 100 Future Leaders

The Most Influential Young People in Government Across the World

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Bloomberg Philanthropies’ U.S. Mayors Challenge

It is a competition designed to help city leaders think big, be bold and uncover inventive – and, ultimately shareable – ideas that tackle today’s toughest problems.

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Civic Tech 4 Democracy EU

CivicTech4Democracy is the European Union’s global competition showcasing democratic innovation by Citizens for Citizens across the world. Every day, everywhere, citizens invent new ways of bringing democracy closer to the people.

CivicTech4Democracy

It is the European Union’s global competition showcasing democratic innovation by Citizens for Citizens across the world.

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Code for America Technology Awards

The Code for America Technology Awards recognize outstanding products and implementations of government technology.

DC Legal Hackers’ Le Hackies

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Le Hackie Awards is our chance to celebrate the awesome achievements of the legal hacking movement in DC.

- Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Digital Cities

Examining the overall technology programs and plans of the city with awards presented concurrently with the National League of Cities conference held each November.

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Digital Counties

Examining the overall technology programs and plans of the county, these awards are presented during NACo’s annual conference held each July.

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Digital States

A comprehensive study that examines best practices, policies and progress made by state governments in their use of digital technologies to better serve their citizens and streamline operations.

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Engaged Cities Award

Each year, the Cities of Service Engaged Cities Award elevates city-led strategies that most successfully engage citizens to help create and implement solutions to pressing local problems.

EuroCities Awards

three permanent categories – cooperation, innovation and participation

European Social Innovation Competition

The European Social Innovation Competition, launched in memory of Diogo Vasconcelos, is a challenge prize run by the European Commission across all European countries

Fintech for Good Award

"Honour a financial services or technology organisation for its outstanding contribution to a charitable cause, for example, through funds donated, services offered pro-bono, or a creative volunteer programme"

Global Urban Innovators

Startups and social entreprises that are transforming cities around the world through technology.