Applications and technology make it easier to communicate critical information about the flu and its impact. The folks over at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are looking for an innovative use of technology to raise awareness of influenza and/or educate consumers on ways to prevent and treat the flu.
The CDC is challenging the tech-savvy among you to use CDC datasets and create new ways to use technology to combat influenza, be it for:
- the web
- a personal computer
- a mobile handheld device
- any platform broadly accessible to the open Internet.
Applications that best satisfy the competition criteria will receive cash prizes up to $15,000, and the opportunity to have their apps featured on the CDC website. Applicants are encouraged to mashup CDC data with any other publicly-accessible data feeds from around the web, and to be creative in exploring approaches for realizing the goals.
For more information, visit http://fluapp.challenge.gov/
The Federal Voting Assistance Program Slogan and Poster Contests have closed with over 1,400 slogans and 150 posters submitted. FVAP staff has narrowed the field to the very best entries and needs you to vote for the winner. The finalists will be decided by a combination of your votes and those from members of the United States Congress. A weighted scoring process will be applied with the public vote accounting for 60% and Congressional votes accounting for 40% of the total scoring.
The FVAP Slogan Contest called for slogan ideas that will inspire members of the military, their families and U.S. Citizens residing overseas to participate in elections while away from home. Please vote for the slogan/poster finalists now at http://challenge.gov/challenges/115.
The registration/ballot request form, or (Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)) and back-up ballot, or Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), forms are being updated to increase their ease-of-use and effectiveness.
FVAP is seeking technical and design comments and recommendations from:
- Those who use the forms: military members, their spouses and overseas citizens;
- State and local election officials who process these forms;
- Organizations who assist the above groups; and
- Members of the general public
Now is your chance to express your thoughts on the importance of voting by entering the 2011 FVAP Voting Slogan Contest and Poster Contest. The April 8, 2011 deadline for submissions is fast approaching.
The winning contest entries will be used to promote interest in the electoral process among military members, their families and U.S. citizens worldwide for the 2012 presidential election year. It is easy to participate via use of Challenge.gov.
The FVAP Poster Contest seeks artwork illustrating the importance of and/or how it feels to be an American citizen voting absentee from anywhere in the world. This artwork will be used to create the 2012 voting poster and Voting Assistance Guide cover. The FVAP Poster Contest details are located at FVAP.gov and http://challenge.gov/challenges/116. All artistic skill levels are encouraged to create and submit entries.
The FVAP Slogan Contest asks for slogan ideas that inspire members of the military, their families and U.S. Citizens residing overseas to start or continue to participate in elections while away from home and can be found at FVAP.gov and http://challenge.gov/challenges/115. The slogan will also be used on the 2012 Voting poster.