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6 Days to Go! A Guide to Submitting Your App and Public Voting Now Ends May 31

There are 6 days left until submissions are due for Apps for Energy. It’s not too late to enter, check out for resources and ideas and start coding today!

For those planning to submit an application, here is a quick reminder about what your submission should include:

  1. The name of your app.

  2. A link to your application. This can be a link to your app in the relevant app store, on your website, or a direct download link.

  3. A video of your application to demonstrate navigation and functionality. ChallengePost has created a handy guide to creating demonstration videos.

  4. A text description of your application. This is an opportunity to discuss both what your application does and what you hope the impact will be. An effective description will include how you are using Green Button data and whether you wish to be considered for the student or demand-shifting prizes.

  5. At least one image of your working application.

  6. Optionally, submissions may include sample Green Button data to be used when judging the submission, and to demonstrate how your app works with a specific type of Green Button data.

  7. Review the rules and the submission page to make sure that you have everything ready.

  8. Enter your submission by 8 pm EDT on Tuesday, May 15th.

As always, please post any questions on the discussion page or email us at

Additionally, we have decided to extend the public vote period for this competition to May 31st. We are making this change to ensure that the public has ample time to review the apps and vote for their favorites, and to provide the teams with a better opportunity to promote their app and get it noticed. The winners of the popular choice awards will be announced in early June. The pubic voting period still begins on May 17th, and all other competition dates remain unchanged.

Good luck to all the developers -- we’re excited to see your submissions!