The Merit Awards is a new innovation contest that challenges the world to come forth with ideas on how to use IT to improve the quality of government. Focused on incenting people to get involved in their government, the award offers a $50,000 prize for smart, new thinking. But the program is not only open to Americans. Innovation knows no borders – nor does it need a green card. We invite Chinese, Indian, any nomination from the four corners of the globe.
The Merit Awards program is structured in eight categories – please see below. MeriTalk will recognize a winner in all categories. The best overall idea will receive the $50,000 award. The submission process is easy – you can tweet your idea or submit below.