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User Guide

This guide provides step-by-step instructions for site visitor and public solver use of Challenge.Gov. Navigate through the right side menu to select an area to learn more.

Submit to a Challenge

This feature is only available for challenges accepting submissions via the Challenge.Gov portal. These challenges will have an Apply for this challenge button in the general information section of the challenge details page.

  1. Prior to applying to a challenge, carefully review the information on the How to enter tab and follow instructions provided to prepare your submission.

  2. Review the Rules tab to review rules, eligibility, terms and conditions information to ensure your entry meets challenge participation requirements.

  3. Click Apply for this challenge button.

  4. If you are not already logged in, select Accept and Sign-in to access the Solver Portal. Need help logging in or creating a user account?

  5. Complete challenge submission form as directed. Click Save draft at any point to save and continue working at a later time.

  6. Complete challenge submission form as directed. Select Save draft at any point to save and continue working at a later time.

  7. Select the box next to “I have read the rules, terms and conditions of this challenge.”

  8. Select Submit. A window appears for you to confirm you are ready to submit. Either select Cancel to return to edit or Submit to complete your submission.

  9. You will receive a confirmation email from with the subject “ - Submission created for [Name of Challenge]”.