City on a Cloud 2020

A competition for the dreamers, the builders, and the cities they are transforming.

Promotional Credit

The total prize pot is $240,000 in AWS Promotional Credit

Cloud expert support

Support for your projects from AWS Cloud experts

Four award categories

The AWS Quality of Life Award

The AWS Quality of Life Award

For public sector institutions running innovative projects on the cloud

The AWS Shape Your Future Award

The AWS Shape Your Future Award

For public sector institutions promoting growth and transformation

The AWS Bright Futures Award

The AWS Bright Futures Award

For private sector organizations including AWS partners, ISVs, and startups

The AWS Gamechangers Award

The AWS Gamechangers Award

For both the private and public sector

Will you rise to the challenge?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Intel are bringing you City on a Cloud, a competition that recognizes the leaders who are shaping society today.

Challenge theme

Since 2014, we've rewarded those who have positively impacted our communities in the City on a Cloud competition. Across different categories, we’ve helped bring to life transformational projects. We’re back for 2020, and we cannot wait to see the how you are adapting to these unprecedented times and helping your city become more resilient.

Who can participate?

City on a Cloud 2020 is open to all governments, nonprofits, education and healthcare institutions, as well as AWS partners, startups, and ISVs supporting these institutions or developing solutions that have a potential to impact the wider community.

Timeline

Open for submissions between September 10th – December 15th.
Check back here after February 10th to find out who the winners are.

Rules

For the full competition rules and a list of the authorized countries, click here.

Categories and evaluation criteria

To learn more about the different categories and the criteria for evaluation, click here.

Your idea, your city, and the entire global public sector community is waiting to see what you can do.

The award categories

2020: The award categories

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  • The AWS Quality of Life Award
  • The AWS Shape Your Future Award
  • The AWS Bright Futures Award
  • The AWS Gamechangers Award
  • The AWS Quality of Life Award
  • The AWS Quality of Life Award

    The AWS Quality of Life Award

    In this category, we’re looking for the public sector leaders who are helping their community adapt and build resiliency. Whether it’s digital government, education, justice and public safety, healthcare, charities, or nonprofit, so much incredible work has been done to keep services functioning across the world. Judges will review solutions presented for the AWS Quality of Life Award on the following criteria:

    1. Innovation: Expanding access to goods or services in an innovative way
    2. The significance of the solution to the local community
    3. Adherence to the theme and the ability to use and integrate AWS services to provide this service
    4. A proposal for a future application that will be evaluated based on criteria 1-3
  • The AWS Shape Your Future Award
  • The AWS Bright Futures Award

    The AWS Shape Your Future Award

    This award aims to celebrate projects that lead to growth and transformational thinking around the world. If your institution has created a project that has made an impact on your community, apply now. Judges will review qualified entries on the following criteria:

    1. Promoting growth and transformation by expanding access to goods or services
    2. The significance of the solution to the local community
    3. Adherence to the competition theme and the ability to integrate AWS services to provide this service
    4. A proposal for a future application that will be evaluated based on criteria 1-3
  • The AWS Bright Futures Award
  • The AWS Shapre Your Future Award

    The AWS Bright Futures Award

    The AWS Bright Futures Award is granted to a technology company that has deployed a solution or adapted in a radical way to solve a government or teaching and learning challenge. What do you imagine our future cities to look like? What characterizes the relationship between government and technology in a city of the future? Judges will review qualified entries on the following criteria:

    1. Innovation: Expanding access to goods or services in an innovative way
    2. Impact or number of users of the application
    3. Applicability and availability of the application to government, healthcare, nonprofit, and education institutions and its furtherance of the public interest
    4. A proposal for a future application that will be evaluated based on criteria 1-3
  • The AWS Gamechangers Award
  • The AWS Gamerchangers Award

    The AWS Gamechangers Award

    When powered by modern technology, bold ideas can make a major impact on communities. If you have a great idea that you would like to implement in your city, we encourage you to submit it in the AWS Gamechangers Award category. Qualified entries will be judged on the following criteria:

    1. Innovation: Expanding access to goods and services in an innovative way
    2. Feasibility of the plan for implementation
    3. The likely impact of the solution for the local community and its furtherance of the public interest
    4. Adherence to the competition theme and the integration of AWS services to provide this solution

Prizes

Up to three winners will be selected per category

Promotional Credit

$20,000 in AWS Promotional Credit

Cloud expert support

Support for your projects from AWS Cloud experts

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If you have any questions, we look forward to connecting with you.


Previous winners

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