How does judging work?

Entries are judged in two phases – an Ideas phase and an Apps design phase encompassing two (2) separate rounds - with public voting along the way. In each phase, judging is different. In the ideas phase, the public votes and judges pick their favorite ideas. The Apps design phase across two (2) rounds involves a more rigorous evaluation of usefulness and utility to citizens, appeal of the application in terms of design and usability, originality, uniqueness and inventive nature of the application, and utilization of the various datasets. Please see the Judging page for more information.