How to Improve an Apps Challenge

The contest is over, but your work isn’t finished. Maintain a positive relationship with the community you’ve developed around your challenge. You will want to reach out to them in the future.

Close the challenge and present awards

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  Hold an awards ceremony to draw attention to the winners and to your challenge.
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  The team behind the HHS myHealthyPeopleChallenge partnered with a prominent health conference to demo the winners’ applications.
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  <a name="continue-outreach"></a>Continue outreach
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  Challenges are powerful marketing and research and development tools that can help you create and grow a community around your initiatives.
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  Consider holding a mini-challenge in between your larger yearly challenges to keep the developer community interested.
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  Check out our <a title="Resources to Help Run an Apps or Mobile Apps Challenge" href="/2013/11/06/software-and-apps-challenges/">resources</a>—including examples, lessons learned, and more—to help you run your apps or mobile apps challenge.
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  Review all the apps challenge steps at a glance on the <a href="https://digital.gov/2013/11/06/software-and-apps-challenges/">How to Run an Apps Challenge page</a>.
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