Increasingly, archaeology data are being made available openly on the web. But what do these data show? How can we interrogate them? How can we visualize them? How can we re-use data visualizations?

We’d like to know. This is why we have created the Open Context and Carleton University Prize for Archaeological Visualization and we invite you to build, make, hack, the Open Context data and API for fun and prizes.

Eligibility

Anyone! Wherever you are in the world, we invite you to participate. All entries will be publicly accessible and promoted via a context gallery on the Open Context website.

Sponsors

The prize competition is sponsored by the following:

  • The Alexandria Archive Institute (the nonprofit that runs Open Context)
  • The Digital Archaeology at Carleton University Project, led by Shawn Graham

Prizes

All prizes are awarded in the form of cash awards or gift vouchers of equivalent value. Depending on the award type, please note currency:

  • Best individual entry: $US200
  • Best team entry (teams of 2 or 3): $US300 (split accordingly)
  • Best student entry: $C200
  • Best student team entry (teams of 2 or 3): $C300 (split accordingly)

We will also note “Honorable Mentions” for each award category.

Helpful Links

  • Full details here.

Deadlines

Full application:
CURO Internal Deadline for Review Please contact your Research Facilitator.
cuResearch Checklist Deadline December 9, 2016
Full application submission to sponsor December 16, 2016

Submitting Your Application

  • Applications must be submitted via cuResearch, through which Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
  • More information on cuResearch can be found here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator

2 thoughts on “Open Context & Carleton Prize for Archaeological Visualization”

  1. Shawn Graham says:

    Hi folks,

    You can talk to Shawn Graham in History for more information on this (shawn.graham@carleton.ca). Also, please note that competition entries do not have to go through CURO. Entries are submitted by filling a Web form (http://goo.gl/forms/stmnS73qCznv1n4v1) that will ask you for your particulars and the URL to your ‘live’ entry and the URL to your code repository. You will also be required to attest that the entry is your own creation.

    Please do see our original notification for full details: http://ux.opencontext.org/2016/06/20/open-context-carleton-prize-for-archaeological-visualization/

  2. lisasaunders says:

    Please note that a cuResearch checklist should still be submitted.

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