Nominate a Government 2.0 Innovator
We have had a great response to our first category of structured brainstorming.
Today, a new category on our IdeaScale page has opened up: Government 2.0 Innovators.
Despite existing constraints, various government agencies are trying and succeeding at innovative uses of technology, including Web 2.0, and promoting greater openness.
We are seeking examples of excellence in Gov 2.0 that have been implemented over the past 18 months or are being implemented now. We want to recognise agencies and public servants at all levels of government in Australia who are Gov 2.0 champions.
Your nomination may be:
- An agency or department;
- A specific project; or
- An individual
You will need to give us your reason(s) for your nomination and specifically tell us why it is a great example of Gov 2.0 innovation. Where possible, we’d encourage you to provide a URL to an example of your nominee’s work.
We will also be writing out to agencies to ensure that they have maximum opportunity to get involved.
The Taskforce will select the best examples of Gov 2.0 in agencies and the best Gov 2.0 champions and recognise them with certificates signed by Minister Tanner and Minister Ludwig and presentation and formal recognition at an awards ceremony.
But that is not all we will also select the very best of both categories and invite them to attend the eGovernment Forum next year and eGovernment awards dinner (on us of course). We will even hope to get them to present on their Gov 2.0 innovation.
Entries for the competition are due by 5pm September 20, although after that we’ll leave the IdeaScale page open and running for continued discussion and participation.
Note that all submissions will be subject to the IdeaScale Competition Terms and Conditions.
You should also know that we’re making one slight change to the way we’re running our IdeaScale page. Originally we wanted to allow people to participate without having to create an IdeaScale account. What this meant is that ideas and comments appeared without any sign of who wrote them. But now that we’ve seen the page in action, and seen some of the conversation and collaboration going on, we think it would work better if you could see whose ideas you’re looking at and who you’re actually talking to.
So we’re changing the page’s settings so that it displays usernames. But what this means is that from now on you’ll need to make an IdeaScale account to enter the competition. The terms and conditions have instructions on how to do this. If you’ve already submitted an idea or comment and aren’t happy about your IdeaScale username being displayed online, let us know and we’ll delete it from the page. Or if you’re worried about sharing the first part of your email address online (everything before the “@”) thorugh an IdeaScale account, we’d recommend that you set up a new pseudonymous email account. We won’t hold it against you when it comes time to give out the prizes!