Nominations open for the 2014 Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest

Tides is pleased to announce that applications and nominations for the 2014 Pizzigati Prize are now being accepted. The deadline to apply or nominate is December 6, 2013. 

About The Pizzigati Prize

The Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest annually awards a $10,000 cash grant to one individual who has created or led an effort to create an open source software product of significant value to the nonprofit sector and movements for social change.

The Pizzigati Prize honors the brief life of Tony Pizzigati, an early advocate of open source computing. The Pizzigati Prize seeks to honor software developers who create, for free public distribution, open source applications and tools that nonprofit and advocacy groups can put to good use.

How to Apply

The Pizzigati Prize welcomes applications from—and nominations for—single individuals. Those nominated for the prize should have developed a software product that is open source, as defined by the Open Source Initiative, and easily and widely available. This software must have already demonstrated its value to at least one nonprofit organization. Additionally, it should be a product that can be a value to multiple nonprofit organizations. Applicants will be evaluated on a range of criteria by an advisory panel that includes past winners of the Prize.

Please visit the Application & Timeline page on the website for more information about eligibility, the application and nomination processes, and evaluation criteria.