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Funders offer both regular and one-off prizes to recognize and fund civic tech and its practitioners. These are usually granted for work already done, whereas the Challenges category sets a goal and offers to reward those who meet it.

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Future of Government Awards

The Future of Government Awards champions practitioners, teams and leaders who are transforming people’s lives by applying digital solutions and leveraging technology to reform the public sector for those it serves.

CampaignTech Awards

CampaignTech Awards

United States of America (the)

The CampaignTech Awards by Campaigns & Elections recognize the truly exceptional in the field of political campaign technology, digital strategy, tactics, and techniques.

.ORG Impact Awards

.ORG Impact Awards (OIAs) recognizes and rewards those who have achieved meaningful success, often overcoming difficult challenges with few resources. These people and organizations work tirelessly – together –  in pursuit of their missions – not for recognition or financial gain, but to simply make the world a better place.

GlobalFact 10 Awards

We are excited to invite you to cast your vote for this year's awards, where we celebrate exceptional work in fact-checking.

European Social Services Awards

Organised by the European Social Network, the Awards shine a spotlight on successful new approaches and the extraordinary ongoing work of public social services managers, funders, planners, providers, and deliverers of social services, as well as providing opportunities for exchange and mutual learning to improve social work policies and practice.

Mozilla Rise 25

Mozilla Rise 25

Mountain View, CA, USA

Help us identify and recognize the next 25 game-changers shaping the future of the internet to be more ethical, responsible and inclusive.

World Summit Awards (WSA)

World Summit Awards (WSA)

Salzburg, Austria

WSA (World Summit Awards) is a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation to improve society.

Heintzman Leadership Award

The Heintzman Leadership Award (HLA) is presented annually by the Institute for Citizen-Centred Service (ICCS) to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership within the Canadian public sector in promoting and influencing change in its delivery of citizen-centred service.

Andrew Hyder Government Service Improvement Award

Andrew Hyder Government Service Improvement Award

18F, Technology Transformation Services

TTS annually awards the Andrew Hyder Government Service Improvement Award to one or more federal employees who demonstrate both excellence in their work and a commitment to improving the public’s experience with government. This award commemorates the life and work of Andrew Hyder, a consulting software engineer at 18F who tragically passed away in 2021.

Premio Latinoamericano Democracia Digital

El Premio Latinoamericano Democracia Digital es un concurso online y gratuito donde pueden participar todas las iniciativas digitales de diversa índole (web, blogs, redes sociales u otras herramientas) que promuevan un cambio positivo en la sociedad.

Центральноазиатская медиапрограмма MediaCAMP Award Central Asia

"Journalists and bloggers in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan can enter this contest." - International Journalists' Network

European Capital of Democracy

The European Capital of Democracy Initiative will build a strong network of Cities that will foster participation; a platform for hope, and for exercising the will and power to change our world for the better. Together with citizens, politicians, and institutions we will improve our democracies.

Schwab Foundation Social Innovation Awards

The Schwab Foundation’s 2023 Awards seeks to honour social change leaders, across a diversity of social innovation models in society in four different award categories

European Citizen's Prize

It is intended to reward on an annual basis individuals or groups who have particularly distinguished themselves in strengthening European integration by the expression of European cooperation, openness to others and practical involvement in the development of mutual understanding.

Kevin Roose's Good Tech Awards

Kevin Roose's Good Tech Awards

New York Times Building, 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

An annual feature by a technology columnist in the New York Times

Democracy Network Democracy Awards

For the first time ever, we will be holding a Democracy Awards Dinner to recognise and champion the outstanding work being done across our sector.

Datum Awards

Nominees are individuals who are champions for the use of data in evidence-based decision-making, transparency, and accountability.

The Innovation in Politics Awards

The annual Innovation in Politics Awards recognise creative politicians from across Europe who have the courage to break new ground to find innovative solutions for today’s challenges.

Technology Innovation Awards

Technology Innovation Awards

United States of America (the)

Does your nonprofit have a technology related project idea that will advance your mission?

LaborTech Book & Graduate Student Paper Awards

We aim to reframe the conversation about technology and labor towards issues of power, inequality, and social justice, and incorporate themes of feminism, anti-racism, and transnationalism. 

Analyst Institute Expy Awards

The Analyst Institute's Expy Awards recognize innovation in political organizing efficacy

IDC Smart Cities Awards

To recognize outstanding Smart Cities projects, IDC launched its Smart City North America Awards (SCNAA).

Nesta Democracy Pioneers

Nesta Democracy Pioneers

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

Democracy Pioneers is an award for innovations that are experimenting with ways to re-energise civic participation and everyday democracy in the UK.

Anthem Awards's Responsible Tech categories

Celebrating purpose & mission-driven work from people, companies and organizations worldwide.



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The Nigeria Integrity Film Awards (HomeVida) is a unique platform that provides incentives for young scriptwriters and filmmakers to promote integrity values using film while influencing the wider public.

SDI Digital Democracy Awards

The 2021 SDI Digital Democracy Awards seek to recognise these achievements by awarding category winners across Inspiration, Innovation, Inclusion & Impact.

Inclusive Fintech 50

The Inclusive Fintech 50 initiative leverages a competitive process led by an independent judging panel of experts to identify 50 early-stage fintechs driving financial inclusion and resilience.

Engaged Cities Award

We aim to find and elevate the diverse ways that city leaders are actively engaging their citizens to solve critical public problems.

European Press Prize

Good journalism is one of the hallmarks of civilized society. Independent and critical journalists are the guardians of democracy. With yearly awards, the European Press Prize aims to be the brand for quality journalism in Europe. By rewarding, facilitating and educating journalists, the European Press Prize highlights the importance of quality media and supports journalists in their endeavour to contribute to independent and critical journalism.

Digital Cities

Digital Cities

United States of America (the)

Examining the overall technology programs and plans of the city with awards presented concurrently with the National League of Cities conference held each November.

GovTech 100

GovTech 100

United States of America (the)

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

The Foilies

Recognizing the year’s worst in government transparency

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

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

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.

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

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