The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA) recognize outstanding agency and department Web sites and projects at the application and infrastructure level. ALL United States and international GOVERNMENT AGENCIES - all levels and all countries - may enter their actively functioning, fully operational applications and projects. The contest is held concurrently with the Best of the Web Awards (BOW) contest which has recognized excellence of official Web portals of United States cities, counties and states for the past 15 years. In 2011, nominations for BOW and DGAA can be made April 1 - June 1. Starting in 2012, nominations for both contests can be made March 1 – May 1 annually. The winners' workshop and awards presentation gala are held each September.