Amazon Web Services Opens 'City on a Cloud' Contest, Adds K-12 Districts

The competition awards winners with cloud credits to help build out their projects.

by / March 6, 2017

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is taking applications for its “City on a Cloud” competition, with more than $325,000 in AWS cloud credits up for grabs for cities and school districts.

The competition, which will accept entries through March 12, is designed to enable cloud access for local government and education institutions who demonstrate innovation in cloud-based applications. Past winners have built open data, work order and inventory management, and IT modernization projects.

The categories are “Best Practices,” “Partners in Innovation” and “Dream Big.”

According to a public relations spokesperson for AWS, 2017 marks the first year the contest will recognize K-12 school districts. The competition page is here.