[Numpy-discussion] Announcing the 2020 John Hunter Excellence in Plotting Contest

Madicken Munk madicken.munk at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 11:46:30 EDT 2020

Dear all,

In memory of John Hunter, we are pleased to announce the John Hunter
Excellence in Plotting Contest for 2020. 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 SciPy 2020 or
announced in the John Hunter Excellence in Plotting Contest website and
youtube channel.

John Hunter’s family 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 1st to the form at

   Winners will be announced at Scipy 2020 in Austin, TX or publicly on the
   John Hunter Excellence in Plotting Contest website and youtube channel

   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, a dashboard, 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.  The rendering may be, for example, PDF for print, standalone
   HTML and Javascript for an interactive plot, or MPEG-4 for a video. If the
   original 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 and the John Hunter Excellence in Plotting Contest organizers
   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).

   Past entries can be found at https://jhepc.github.io/

   Questions regarding the contest can be sent to jhepc.organizers at gmail.com

John Hunter Excellence in Plotting Contest Co-Chairs

Madicken Munk

Nelle Varoquaux
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