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Guardian Data Blog, Google and Open Knowledge Foundation launch the Open Government Datavis Competition

12/02/2013

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Original post: Open Knowledge Foundation blog Date: 13 February 2013

The Guardian Data Blog, Google and the Open Knowledge Foundation are teaming up to find the best open government datavis out there.

There is a top prize of $2,000 on offer for the best visualisation of open government data. We want to see imaginative, clear and beautiful visualisations.

Use existing data visualisation tools or develop your own new one. We want to be wowed and educated! You need not be a developer in order to enter, the most important thing is that the data you have chosen to visualise is approached in an interesting and compelling way.

The competition is open to citizens of the UK, US, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden. The winner will take home $2,000 and the result will be published on the Guardian Datastore on the Show and Tell site as well as this blog.

Use our Data Catalogs website resource to find open government data to get you started, but of course feel free to bring your own data to the party. The most important thing is that all data used conforms to the Open Definition.

How Do I enter?

To enter fill in the form over on the Guardian’s website – feel free to ask questions about the competition via datavisualisation@guardian.co.uk.

The competition closes on 2nd April 2013

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