Apps for America: Sunlight Labs Mashup Contest
Apps for America 1 is overThis contest is closed. We had our winners! If you want to join in the next contest, see Apps for America 2!
What it Is
Apps for America is Sunlight's annual development contest! Prizes go to developers who can use data from Sunlight and our partners that makes Congress more accountable, interactive and transparent.
How to Compete
Contestants must join the Sunlight Labs Google Group
Entries must be applications that use one of the following APIs or Datasets in their mashup:
Entries can be client applications, web based applications, applications that use the Adobe AIR platform, Java applications or whatever other kind of platform you'd like to write it in. We use Django for most of ours.
While not required, bonus points go to using one of Sunlight's open source libraries
All software you write has to be licensed under the MIT, New BSD or the GPL family of licenses.
Awards will be judged based on the following criteria:
Usefulness to constituents for watching over and communicating with their members of Congress
Potential impact of ethical standards on Congress
Originality of the application
Potential usability of the application
Code quality of application
First Place (1): $15,000
Second Place (1): $5,000
Third Place (4): $1,000
Honorable Mention (10): $100
An individual can have as many entries as they'd like, and an individual can win one prize per entry they provide, however one entry cannot win more than one prize.
- Adrian Holovaty - Founder, Everyblock.com, Django Project
- Aaron Swartz - Director, Watchdog.net
- Peter Corbett - iStrategyLabs
- Xeni Jardin - BoingBoing.net
- Clay Johnson - Director, Sunlight Labs
Remember to sign up for the Sunlight Labs Google Group too, so you can keep up to date with recent announcements and participate with the community.
- All submissions will be posted online as soon as they are sent in. Please only send in complete entries. *
Submissions are due on March 31st. Winners will be announced on April 7th.