Technological innovation and the welfare of our country are tightly linked. If we want to shape and protect our future—avert the climate crisis, accelerate the transition to green energy, modernize America’s crumbling transit system and infrastructure—we must creatively deploy technology and use it in an equitable way. How can we use tech as a force for good? One way is to equip the government with the fiercest, sharpest tech talent. Unfortunately, not enough people with cutting-edge tech skills are interested in working in the government. Here’s a troubling fact: only three percent of information technology workers in the federal government are under the age of 30, while over half are approaching retirement.
That’s where you come in. LevelUp Gov is a national contest to collect fresh, bold messages to get people with technology skills to pursue careers in government. If you're a member of Gen Z with a passion for public service and a flair for marketing, social media, or design and you are eighteen (18) years of age or older, we’re asking you to inspire people with technology skills to pursue career opportunities in federal government. The top two winners will each receive a $10,000 cash prize. Two runners-up will each receive $2,500. Up to six honorable mentions will each receive $500. We need your vision and ideas—help us level up government and set the course of our future.