€20k in prize funding is being made available to challenge designers, developers, journalists, researchers and the general public to come up with something useful, valuable or interesting using open public data.
Run by the Open Knowledge Foundation, Open Forum Academy and Share PSI there are four main strands to the competition:
Ideas – Anyone can suggest an idea for projects which reuse public information to do something interesting or useful.
Apps – Teams of developers can submit working applications which reuse public information.
Visualisations – Designers, artists and others can submit interesting or insightful visual representations of public information.
Datasets - Public bodies can submit newly opened up datasets, or developers can submit derived datasets which they've cleaned up, or linked together
The competition is open for 60 days - from 5th April until 5th June midnight. The winners will be selected by an all star cast of open data gurus - and announced in mid June at the European Digital Assembly in Brussels.
Full details here: www.opendatachallenge.org