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

Hold an awards ceremony to draw attention to the winners and to your challenge.

The team behind the HHS myHealthyPeopleChallenge partnered with a prominent health conference to demo the winners’ applications.

Continue outreach

Challenges are powerful marketing and research and development tools that can help you create and grow a community around your initiatives.

Consider holding a mini-challenge in between your larger yearly challenges to keep the developer community interested.

Check out our resources—including examples, lessons learned, and more—to help you run your apps or mobile apps challenge.

Review all the apps challenge steps at a glance on the How to Run an Apps Challenge page.