Win $50,000 for Innovative
when President Clinton announced the fast-moving development of
a powerful search engine and a FirstGov portal to government, he
also said there would be a contest to "spur new innovative ideas
for how government can serve and connect with our citizens electronically."
also mentioned up to $50,000 in prize money.
a nice hunk of change, especially for those of us who are not Internet
beauty of it is we don't have to be Internet geniuses or even information
technology professionals to apply. Anybody - students, researchers,
citizens, even government employees - will have the opportunity
to submit their ideas to help build an electronic government.
says the nonprofit Council for Excellence in Government, which is
developing the criteria for the competition and putting together
a selection committee from among the members of the Technology Leadership
Consortium. CEG announced a top prize of $50,000 within the next
year for the most innovative proposal to advance an e-government
that is user-friendly, accessible, cost-effective, secure, and protects
the privacy of citizens' personal information.
Although exact dates for receiving the applications and making the
award have not been set, CEG invites you to send an e-mail so you
can be on the list to get more information when it's ready. Send
your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include your name, organization, e-mail address, and any questions
and gentlemen, reach for your mouse. The competition is about to
for Excellence in Government
Clinton's First Internet Address to the Nation
America E-Gov E-Zine
Partnership for Reinventing Government's E-Gov Webpage