Between April 15th and May 30th, teams must REGISTER on this website using the unique passcode provided to them by their OGP participating country. After the registration deadline, those teams are provided an additional month to complete their application. However, we strongly recommend that each team should begin considering the requirements of the APPLICATION as soon as possible. While the contents of the application may only include as few as 5-10 pages, it also requires letters from local civil society organizations or private partners, to validate claims made by those teams. The total amount of time to complete the application should take approximately 1-2 months, and we recommend starting the application process before the registration deadline.
Once the registration deadline has closed, OGP may choose to announce new judges. We will expand the number of judges, to ensure that every applicant receives no less than five reviews per submission. Those scores will be statistically normalized, to ensure a LEVEL PLAYING FIELD for every applicant. By offering this transparent process, we seek to provide fair consideration and feedback to each team. Teams will receive both scores and comments from each of their judges, and we are offering detailed descriptions of our JUDGES.
Once the application deadline has passed on June 27th, our administrative team will review each submission, to ensure that it is complete and meets all of the application requirements before distributing those complete applications to our judges. They will score and comment upon each assigned application using the same SCORING PROCESS. You are welcome to learn more about that process and the rubric that they will use to asses specific traits of your application.
After those scores and comments have been submitted to OGP, a rank order of performance will be reviewed by OGP, so that specific honors can be attributed to a range of initiatives. While the scores from the judges will be used to determine the top performers, OGP may also consider where to make distinctions between categories of winners (e.g., tiers of recognition) and may also decide to honor certain candidates who score exceptionally well against particular criteria. Teams will be invited to attend a high-level event to honor the top performing initiatives and their partners.