2018 John Hunter Excellence in Plotting Contest
Sorry about the cross-posting.
There's a couple more days to submit to the John Hunter Excellence in
If you have any scientific plot worth sharing, submit an entry before June
For more information, see below.
In memory of John Hunter, we are pleased to be reviving the SciPy John
Hunter Excellence in Plotting Competition for 2018. This open competition
aims to highlight the importance of data visualization to scientific
progress and showcase the capabilities of open source software.
Participants are invited to submit scientific plots to be judged by a
panel. The winning entries will be announced and displayed at the
John Hunter?s family and NumFocus are graciously sponsoring cash prizes for
the winners in the following amounts:
1st prize: $1000
2nd prize: $750
3rd prize: $500
Entries must be submitted by June, 8th to the form at
Winners will be announced at Scipy 2018 in Austin, TX.
Participants do not need to attend the Scipy conference.
Entries may take the definition of ?visualization? rather broadly.
Entries may be, for example, a traditional printed plot, an interactive
visualization for the web, or an animation.
Source code for the plot must be provided, in the form of Python code
and/or a Jupyter notebook, along with a rendering of the plot in a widely
used format. This may be, for example, PDF for print, standalone HTML and
data can not be shared for reasons of size or licensing, "fake" data may be
substituted, along with an image of the plot using real data.
Each entry must include a 300-500 word abstract describing the plot and
its importance for a general scientific audience.
Entries will be judged on their clarity, innovation and aesthetics, but
most importantly for their effectiveness in communicating a real-world
problem. Entrants are encouraged to submit plots that were used during the
course of research or work, rather than merely being hypothetical.
SciPy reserves the right to display any and all entries, whether
prize-winning or not, at the conference, use in any materials or on its
website, with attribution to the original author(s).
SciPy John Hunter Excellence in Plotting Competition Co-Chairs