You get the satisfaction of knowing you made a difference and helped others…and have lots of good karma. That being said, the sponsors have pooled their resources together for prizes as a way to encourage participation. The total cash and prizes for the 2010 CivicApps for Greater Portland Challenge are worth more than $20,000. The top five submissions in each category will receive a cash award and "Spotlight" placement featuring the winning application on the newly created CivicApps Apps Showcase. Citizens will vote for the "Civic Choice" Award. The top 5 submissions in each category will also receive awards. More detailed information about prizes can be found on the Prize Awards page.