Pioneer Institute invites you to enter our 2014 Better Government Competition (BGC) for your chance to win $10,000.
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The 2014 competition seeks technological solutions to create more efficiency, transparency, cost-effectiveness, and higher quality service in the public sector. (Sample topics below.)
Entry deadline: Monday, April 7th. Visit our BGC 2014 website to download this year’s guidelines and enter online!
The winner will receive a $10,000 prize and each runner-up will receive a $1,000 prize. At our June BGC Awards Dinner, Pioneer will announce the winners and celebrate their efforts.
|What is the Better Government Competition?The Better Government Competition is an annual citizens’ idea contest. Since 1991, the Competition has promoted innovative policy approaches and tested solutions. Implementation of the Competition’s winning entries has saved Massachusetts well over half a billion dollars, and influenced numerous state and federal policy decisions.With this year’s theme of technology, we seek creative approaches to using information systems and telecommunications to make government more affordable, accessible, efficient, and less susceptible to fraud, waste, and abuse. Importantly, we seek ideas that are protective of individual rights.|
|Should I Enter?The Competition grand prize winner is awarded $10,000; three runners-up receive $1,000 each. The contest is open to all people and organizations -academics, non-profits, entrepreneurs, government officials, and interested citizens. Pioneer Institute can provide quality entrants with the resources to develop their ideas. We protect the identity of those preferring anonymity.|
|Entering Is Easy!Submit an idea paper of five or fewer pages describing the problem you’re addressing and your solution.The “idea” can be a new concept or a recently implemented program that shows promising results. We do not expect great detail in the initial submission, but be sure to touch briefly on the following elements:
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