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About Challenge.Gov

What is Challenge.Gov?

Challenge.Gov, managed by Technology Transformation Services (TTS), within the General Services Administration, supports federal agencies to mature and scale the use of prize competitions and crowdsourcing campaigns in order to advance their missions. The Challenge.Gov team delivers this support by offering advanced infrastructure, empowering members of the Challenge and Prize Community of Practice, hosting interactive learning experiences, and developing practical toolkits.

This Challenge.Gov platform is the central hub for prize competitions across the U.S. federal government. Through this platform, federal agencies can engage public solvers in prize competitions and crowdsourcing campaigns to identify innovative solutions to important issues.


Why should I post my prize competition or crowdsourcing campaign on Challenge.Gov?

Posting your prize challenge or crowdsourcing campaign on Challenge.Gov has many benefits.

**The platform allows you to:**

Promote your prize competition or crowdsourcing campaign

  • Publish details on the publicly accessible Challenge.Gov platform at no cost to your agency
  • Allow potential solvers to amplify your challenge on social media and via email through the integrated “Share Challenge” feature
  • View web analytics related to your prize competition page views

Manage your prize competition or crowdsourcing campaign

  • Create and manage your own content directly on the portal–including establishing “go live” and “submission end” dates and times, posting “announcements”, providing FAQ’s, and announcing winners
  • Collect and manage participant submissions either directly through the Challenge.Gov platform or through or through an external challenge site or email
  • Facilitate multi-phase challenges–set which phases allow for open submissions and which are limited to winners of previous phases, provide phase specific rules and judging criteria, manage and track entries as they progress from phase to phase
  • Access current and archived listings in a centralized “Challenge Management” portal
  • Send bulletin messages and important updates to potential solvers who are following your prize competition or crowdsourcing campaign
  • Send and track communications with participants and other Challenge Managers through the Message Center

Align with prize authority and security requirements

  • Fulfills the America COMPETES Act and American Innovation & Competitiveness Act (AICA) requirement for announcement of Federal prize competitions on a publicly accessible Government website.
  • Authority to Operate (ATO) by GSA obtained in September 2021.
  • Provides a FISMA Moderate data security environment in Cloud.gov
  • Adherence to the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA)

Note: Challenge.Gov highly recommends you engage your agency’s legal



Getting Started with the Challenge.Gov Platform

How can I list my agency’s prize competition or crowdsourcing campaign on Challenge.Gov?

Challenge.Gov, managed by Technology Transformation Services (TTS), within the General Services Administration, supports federal agencies to mature and scale the use of prize competitions and crowdsourcing campaigns in order to advance their missions. The Challenge.Gov team delivers this support by offering advanced infrastructure, empowering members of the Challenge and Prize Community of Practice, hosting interactive learning experiences, and developing practical toolkits.

This Challenge.Gov platform is the central hub for prize competitions across the U.S. federal government. Through this platform, federal agencies can engage public solvers in prize competitions and crowdsourcing campaigns to identify innovative solutions to important issues.


How do I get access to the Challenge Manager Portal?

Posting your prize challenge or crowdsourcing campaign on Challenge.Gov has many benefits.

The platform allows you to:

Promote your prize competition or crowdsourcing campaign

  • Publish details on the publicly accessible Challenge.Gov platform at no cost to your agency
  • Allow potential solvers to amplify your challenge on social media and via email through the integrated “Share Challenge” feature
  • View web analytics related to your prize competition page views

Manage your prize competition or crowdsourcing campaign

  • Create and manage your own content directly on the portal–including establishing “go live” and “submission end” dates and times, posting “announcements”, providing FAQ’s, and announcing winners
  • Collect and manage participant submissions either directly through the Challenge.Gov platform or through or through an external challenge site or email
  • Facilitate multi-phase challenges–set which phases allow for open submissions and which are limited to winners of previous phases, provide phase specific rules and judging criteria, manage and track entries as they progress from phase to phase
  • Access current and archived listings in a centralized “Challenge Management” portal
  • Send bulletin messages and important updates to potential solvers who are following your prize competition or crowdsourcing campaign
  • Send and track communications with participants and other Challenge Managers through the Message Center

Align with prize authority and security requirements

  • Fulfills the America COMPETES Act and American Innovation & Competitiveness Act (AICA) requirement for announcement of Federal prize competitions on a publicly accessible Government website.
  • Authority to Operate (ATO) by GSA obtained in September 2021.
  • Provides a FISMA Moderate data security environment in Cloud.gov
  • Adherence to the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA)
  • Note: Challenge.Gov highly recommends you engage your agency’s legal

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