The Open Government Awards are designed to provide a transparent and fair process for all participants. We encourage you to read the following requirements carefully, so that you may understand the level of effort required to complete the application.
Please note that we are directing all applicants to also consider our SCORING CRITERIA, and you can learn more about the JUDGES responsible for scoring your application before applying. Applicants need to exhibit a clear track record of achievement, even if that record only includes initial stages of implementation of the selected initiative.
You must REGISTER before submitting your application by using the unique access code provided to your Open Government Partnership participating country.
There are three sections of the application for the Open Government Awards. To ensure that you have selected an appropriate initiative to submit, two preliminary questions and a link to reference materials are provided for guidance. Please read the entire application, so that you may understand the level of effort to complete this process. Here is a summary of the three sections:
Section A: THE TEAM
This section should take up to two pages of narrative text and provide a series of basic facts about the selected initiative and any associated partners responsible for submitting the application.
Section B: THE INITIATIVE
This section makes up the bulk of the application. There are seven required responses, which should take three to five pages, including a requirement to upload letters of endorsement to validate claims made in the application.
Section C: THE PITCH
This section allows applicants to present their most compelling case for why the initiative deserves to be recognized. It should take a maximum of one page, and it includes an optional video presentation of ~3-4 minutes.