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AWS helps local and regional governments innovate by simplifying IT workloads that governments struggle with and depend on every day,such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Content Management Systems (CMS), Open Data portals, and more. All of these applications run on AWS and make it easier for governments to deliver services to their citizens.

Through our City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge, we recognize local and regional governments as hubs of innovation in three categories: Best Practices, Partners in Innovation, and Dream Big. Winners will receive AWS promotional credits to start or continue their projects.

Read the complete 2016 City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge eligibility requirements and rules here.

Need ideas? Visit our map of the "City on a Cloud" to learn what cities can do with cloud computing or see the solutions deployed by last year's winners here.

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Best Practices
Enter from March 12 - May 13, 2016
The Best Practices Award will be granted to a local or regional government leader who has deployed an innovative solution to solve a government challenge. Qualified entries will be judged on the following criteria: (a) expansion of citizen services or local government functions currently available based on the implementation of the solution; (b) use and integration of AWS Services; and (c) the significance of the solution to the local community as measured by cost savings and measurable benefits to citizens.  For examples from previous winners click here.
Prizes
Large City (over 250,000) $50,000 in AWS Promotional Credits
Small/ Medium City (under 250,000) $25,000 in AWS Promotional Credits

Partners in Innovation
Enter from March 12 - May 13, 2016
The Partners in Innovation Award will be granted to a technology partner who has deployed an innovative solution to solve a government challenge. Qualified entries will be judged on the following criteria: (a) uniqueness of the application; (b) number and type of users of the application; (c) applicability and availability of the application to governments of different size and scope and in different regions; and (d) availability on the AWS Marketplace within 2016
Prizes
$25,000 in AWS Promotional Credits

Dream Big
Enter from March 12 - May 13, 2016
If you have a great idea that you would like to implement in your city, we encourage you to submit it in the Dream Big Award Category. Qualified entries will be judged on the following criteria: (a) soundness of technological solution; (b) plan for implementation; and (c) the likely impact of the solution for the local community.
Prizes
Large City (over 250,000)  $50,000 in AWS Promotional Credits
Small/ Medium City (under 250,000)   $25,000 in AWS Promotional Credits
 

Local and regional governments are innovating quickly to respond to the needs of their citizens.  From transportation to planning to utilities, governments are using cloud computing to transform the way they interact with citizens and think about their future.  View our City on a Cloud Innovation Map to see what is possible.

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