Challenges & Prizes
Challenges and prizes 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.
Stage 1 Winners of Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge to be announced soon! - On July 26, 2017 the Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge was announced. This technology-accelerating challenge is a federal partnership to demonstrate how nutrient sensors can be used by states and local communities to help manage nutrient pollution. Stage 1 of the challenge closed September 20, 2017. Stage 1 winners will be announced Winter 2017. Find more information here.
The Wildland Fire Sensor Challenge is now open! - On April 6, 2017 EPA and five other federal agencies announced a Wildland Fire Sensors Challenge seeking an accurate, lower-cost, and low-maintenance air quality monitoring system that can be used during a wildfire or controlled fire. Step 1 of the challenge will close November 22, 2017. Find more information here.