A trip to San Diego and $25,000 are up for grabs by submitting an app idea in the inaugural Accela Construct App Challenge!

Got a killer idea for a web or mobile app that opens up government data and makes it available to citizens? Or want to build a tool for people and businesses to interact more easily with their local and state governments? Then submit your concept today!

Winners will receive cash prizes and a stipend to attend Accela's annual customer event, Accela Engage 2014 in San Diego where you'll have the opportunity to demo your idea in front of city, county and state agencies, partners and other civic-minded developers.

Entries must demonstrate usage of the Accela Construct APIs and there's brownie points for anyone who consumes datasets from CivicData.io.

What are you waiting for? Submit your ideas today. We'll pick the best ones and help you turn them into reality!