Find a Dutch version of the Open Culture Data Competition 2012 page here.
UPDATE! The 2012 competition is now closed. We still would love to know if you’ve made an app based on Open Culture Data!
The prize ceremony and new year get-together takes place on January 16th. More info and sign-up here.
This year Open Culture Data organizes a competition in which we ask you to create new applications or modify existing applications with open culture data. Which apps can bring the best out of culture? We would like to challenge you to create applications that expand audience reach and engagement (online, offline, onsite) of arts and culture and that connect different data sets together.
An example is an application like Vistory, which was created with the open video platform Open Images. Users of this mobile application can view location-based historical videos of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and add new images to, and information about the location, creating a then-and-now effect. Vistory makes historical videos interactive and accessible to new target groups, like tourists.
Surprise us with applications through which culture can be experienced in new and innovative ways!
The jury will only judge apps that meet the following rules:
- Participants must use at least one of the data sets registered at www.opencultuurdata.nl/datasets. Combinations with other data sources (for example datasets registered on data.overheid.nl) are strongly encouraged, as long as reuse is allowed;
- The competition is open to all kinds of applications and media (websites, APIs, mobile apps, social media, games, tablets, etc.);
- Participants submit their app entry via a completed form that is accessible on www.opencultuurdata.nl/appinzenden (with full contact details and a URL to the location of the app);
- Participants can be individuals or a team. In the latter case the cash prize will be awarded to the team leader;
- Participants can submit as many apps as they want. Any application that complies with the rules can participate in the contest;
- The app must be at least a working prototype (so for example no screenshots or mock-ups);
- All rights to the idea and the development of the app remain with the participant;
- The ultimate deadline for submitting an app for the competition is 31 December 2012.
Not a rule, but something that we think is important, is that developers and data owners discuss ideas and possibilities. If you want to discuss or have questions, please let us know!
The jury will judge the entries on the following criteria:
2. Usefulness & usability
3. Potential of the application
4. The extent to which the application meets the objectives of the Open Culture Data competition.
There are three awards (Gold, Silver, Bronze) that will be awarded by a jury. The Dutch National Archives (who’ve donated a collection of over 140,000 images under a CC BY-SA license) adds a special award to this. This is an award for the application that:
- uses the data of the Dutch National Archives in an innovative way for audiences that make little use of the archives, because they’re unaware or unable;
- or applications that enable innovative ways for presentation of photos in the new public space of the archive that opens in 2013.
Go to the website of the Dutch National Archives (in Dutch) for more information about the Dutch National Archives award or contact Tim de Haan (details below).
The total prize pool is € 7,500, and is divided as follows:
|Dutch National Archives-award||€ 2,500|
Submit your app up untill December 31 2012 via the online form: http://www.opencultuurdata.nl/appinzenden/.
Hackathons and workshops
Together with Hack de Overheid, we organize two hackathons and workshops in the Netherlands in 2012. During these events you can meet developers and data owners and work on the development of applications.
- Saturday, June 16, 2012, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam. A report on this event can be found via Hack de Overheid (in Dutch);
- Saturday, October 13, 2012, WORM Rotterdam. More information can be found via Hack de Overheid (in Dutch).
Participation in the hackathons and workshops is free. You can register via Hack de Overheid. For questions about the data and/or the competition, you can also contact us via our contact form, our mailing list or Twitter. There is also the option of getting interim feedback on your app.