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HRM seeking sponsors for open data contest

Friday, June 21, 2013 (Halifax, NS) - HRM is seeking interested sponsors for its upcoming open data application contest, apps4halifax, set to launch in August. The contest, which will run until January 2014, was created to encourage public engagement and inspire the development of innovative, interesting, and user-friendly applications for Nova Scotia citizens using HRM open data.

Sponsorship opportunities include both cash and in-kind under the following categories: Title sponsor, Category sponsor, and In-kind/Partner sponsor. The money raised through these sponsorships will contribute to the monetary prizes that will be awarded for the selected top applications. View the full Request for Proposals at, tender ID #E13-073, for complete details on available sponsorship opportunities.

To further enhance the visibility of HRM’s open data to the general public, this competition and its winners will be promoted and announced via a major local media channel. The contest will be open to all residents of Nova Scotia, 19 years of age or older. Stay tuned to for more contest details to be made available in August.

HRM’s Open Data Pilot Project launched online earlier this year at enables public viewing and use of a selection of HRM datasets free of charge for a 12 month period. The goal of this project is to make municipal government more transparent and accessible to all citizens.

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Media contact:

Tiffany Chase
HRM Communications



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