Awards and prizes

To recognize and fund civic tech and its practicioners

Apolitical 100 Future Leaders

The Most Influential Young People in Government Across the World

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AppMyCity! is a contest for the world’s best urban app

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.

Code for America Technology Awards

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

DC Legal Hackers’ Le Hackies

Le Hackies 3 - Splash -

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

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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

Female Govtech Leaders

Who was nominated for the 2018 ranking - and who will you vote for?

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.

Government Experience Awards

For 20 years, the Center for Digital Government’s Best of the Web Awards have recognized and benchmarked state and local government progress online.

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GovTech 100

A compendium of companies focused on, making a difference in, and selling to state and local government agencies.

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GovTech Top 25

A program started in 2002 to recognize those technology leaders putting their knowledge to work to solve problems and serve their communities.

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Innovate Africa

innovateAFRICA is the continent’s largest fund for supporting civic media experimentation and digital news startups in everything from data-driven journalism and investigative reporting, to newsroom management, audience engagement, digital convergence, and media business models.

Innovations in American Government Award

The Innovations in American Government Awards is the nation's preeminent program devoted to recognizing and promoting excellence and creativity in the public sector.

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Managing Innovation Prizes in Government

The use of prizes and awards is a visible element of the Obama Administration’s efforts to promote innovation in government. For example, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has sponsored a competition among federal employees to find cost savings and the White House has created the “” website where federal agencies can pose problems in hopes of getting

National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) awards

Government in which the public is fully served through business innovation and the efficient and effective use of technology policy

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NOI Most Valuable Organizers

The hundreds of progressive organizers attending NOI’s RootsCamp voted — and SmartVAN won as the Most Valuable Technology!

Route Fifty Navigator Awards 2018

Individuals and teams should demonstrate their ability to implement a great idea that improves public sector services and the communities they serve.

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The Foilies

Recognizing the year’s worst in government transparency

The Good Lobby

TGL is committed to giving voice to underrepresented public interests and bringing more citizens into the public policy process.

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World Smart City Awards 2018

The World Smart City Awards seek to recognize pioneering projects, ideas and strategies that promote sustainable urban development around the globe.