Winners announced June 5!
We narrowed the field of 900 ideas for solving DC problems to 20 finalists and the public took it from there. Nearly 1,600 people voted online to determine which ideas would win first, second, and third place--and $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000, respectively. Click below to view the winners. We also held a special contest for K-12 students in the District. Students submitted over 250 ideas for solving DC problems. Our panel of judges selected the best idea from each grade level--elementary (K-4), middle (5-8), and high school (9-12)--and one best overall idea. Click below to view the winners of the school contest.
So now the contest is over ... but the work has just begun. There are several ways DC Appleseed will ensure residents' ideas are addressed by public officials. Contest winners will present their ideas to the District's Mayoral candidates at a forum on June 8. Click here for more details. This summer we will publish a "briefing book" that will summarize and synthesize all of the residents' and students' proposed solutions to DC problems. City Administrator Robert Bobb's office will be working with DC Appleseed to identify and implement some of the most feasible ideas. And we are planning to convene "working groups" where relevant public officials and community leaders will meet with contest participants to discuss implementation of ideas in various topic areas. Stay tuned for updates.
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