The 2017 LODLAM Summit Challenge is now open!

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Dear colleagues,

The 2017 LODLAM Summit Challenge is officially launched!

You have re-used Linked Open Data from libraries, archives and museums and developed nice data visualisation, tools, mashups and others? Be quick and submit your entry to the LODLAM Submit challenge!
Entries for the technical challenge can be submitted and updated from now until midnight on Friday April 07th (somewhere in the world).

Each of 5 finalist teams will be awarded a seat at the 2017 LODLAM Summit in Venice and a travel grant of USD$1,000 thanks to the support of all of the Summit sponsors.

The five finalists will pitch their project in a Challenge lightning round at the Summit and to a panel of judges who will choose winning teams for the following prizes:

-2017 LODLAM Open Data Prize - A winner will be awarded this USD$1,000 prize where making cultural heritage material openly available has been a core aspect of a linked open data project. Synaptica provides continued support for making data openly available and have provided the sponsorship for the prize.
-2017 LODLAM Grand Prize - A winner will be awarded this USD$2,000 prize because they have demonstrated significant impact (a mix of social, cultural, and technical factors).

For full details please visit the challenge page on the LODLAM website: https://summit2017.lodlam.net/challenge/

Good luck!

Valentine Charles
(on behalf of the 2017 Organizing Committee)