Prizes

Contest #2: Apps for Energy is backed by $100,000 in prizes for the best apps that use one or more featured input.

Best Overall Application Prizes

  • Best Overall Application - First Prize: $25,000
  • Best Overall Application - Second Prize: $12,500
  • Best Overall Application - Popular Choice Award: $5,000
  • Note: Winners of the First and Second Prizes will also receive a $2,500 award to cover travel expenses to Washington, D.C. for an award ceremony

Prizes for Using Featured Inputs

  • Best Use of the Green Button Standard - First Prize: $10,000
  • Best Use of the Green Button Standard - Second Prize: $5,000
  • Best Use of the Home Energy Score Tool API - $7,500
  • Best Use of the Commercial Building Energy Asset Score API - $7,500
  • Best Use of the Buildings Performance Database API - $7,500
  • Best Use of the Energy Information Administration API - $7,500
  • Best Use of a Winning Contest #1 Idea - $7,500

All eligible applications submitted to the contest are in the running for the three "Best Overall Application" prizes ("First Prize", "Second Prize", and the "Popular Choice Award").

Entries will be eligible for additional prizes based on which Featured Inputs are used in the application. For example, a submitted application that uses the Energy Information Administration API as a part of its functionality would be eligible for the "Best Use of the Energy Administration API" prize, in addition to the "Best Overall Application" prizes.

Submissions may be eligible for more than one prize, if they use more than one featured input. For example, if an eligible submission's application is based on one of the Winning Ideas from Contest #1, and it uses the Green Button Standard, the submission would be eligible for the "Best Overall Application" prizes, as well as the "Best Use of of a Winning Contest #1 Idea" prize and the "Best Use of the Green Button Standard" prize.

Submissions may win more than one prize. It is expected, for example, that the submissions that win one of the "Best Overall Application" prizes may also win a prize for their use of one or more featured input(s).

For complete rules and regulations, including information about how to enter and the judging criteria, read the Rules and Regulations.