The GCN dig IT Awards: What makes for a great nomination

The deadline for this year's GCN dig IT Awards is coming up fast, and the question that’s asked most often gets right to the point:  What are the judges really looking for in an award-winning project?

Admittedly, "Discovery and Innovation in Government IT" can cover a lot of ground.  Cutting-edge robotics from the Naval Research Lab could certainly qualify, but so can creative solutions that leverage fairly ordinary off-the-shelf technology.  What really matters is the impact -- proven or potential -- that a given project can have on critical government missions.

To help explain what we think a winning project looks like -- and to offer some practical tips on crafting a compelling nomination -- GCN put together a brief webcast about the dig IT Awards.   Tune in for a few minutes, and we think you'll come away with a much better sense what a winning project might look like.

Then be sure to share the great work that's being done at the federal, state and local levels -- our judges want to know about those projects too!  Nominations are being accepted until July 21. 

So watch to webcast, then click here to submit your nomination today!

About the Author

Troy K. Schneider is editor-in-chief of FCW and GCN, as well as General Manager of Public Sector 360.

Prior to joining 1105 Media in 2012, Schneider was the New America Foundation’s Director of Media & Technology, and before that was Managing Director for Electronic Publishing at the Atlantic Media Company. The founding editor of NationalJournal.com, Schneider also helped launch the political site PoliticsNow.com in the mid-1990s, and worked on the earliest online efforts of the Los Angeles Times and Newsday. He began his career in print journalism, and has written for a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, WashingtonPost.com, Slate, Politico, National Journal, Governing, and many of the other titles listed above.

Schneider is a graduate of Indiana University, where his emphases were journalism, business and religious studies.

Click here for previous articles by Schneider, or connect with him on Twitter: @troyschneider.


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