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Prize Competitions

Prize competitions represent tools for EPA to find solutions by tapping into the ingenuity and creativity of crowds. EPA outlines the specifications and criteria for a problem, and the public can submit ideas and proposals for successful solutions. Look below for ways you can get involved.

Prizes provide one new tool for federal agencies to spark innovation.

Nutrient Sensor Challenge Enters Phase 2! The Nutrient Sensor Challenge is launching the next phase of the effort to develop affordable, accurate, and reliable nutrient sensors. Now accepting submissions for final verification testing of nitrogen and phosphorus sensors, applications due December 18, 2015. Apply now!

Visualize Your Water Challenge Coming in January 2016! A mapping challenge for high school students in the Great Lakes basin and Chesapeake Bay watersheds in collaboration with Department of Education, U.S. Geological Survey, the Great Lakes Observing System and Esri. Find out more!