Mix and Mash: The great NZ remix and mashup competition is now open

Do you have the skills for remix? Because now it’s your chance to remix content and mashup data to snap up some of the NZD $30,000 in cash and prizes spread over 13 categories and 7 special awards.
Last night was the launch celebration for a nationwide remix and mashup competition organised by DigitalNZ and partners and sponsored by various parties. Before an energetic line up of speakers, the competition categories were announced as follows:

Mashup categories

  • Best visualisation
  • Best geo application for mobile
  • Best open government service
  • Best search experience
  • Best visitor experience using DOC data
  • Best transport service using InfoConnect data
  • Open category for mashup entries

Remix categories

  • Best poster advert for ‘the great kiwi summer holiday’
  • Best remix of kiwi cartoons by Brunswick
  • Best alternate music video
  • Best poem inspired by the New Zealand Poet Laureate
  • Best redesign of a teaching resource
  • Open category for remix entries

Special awards

  • $10,000 award for the supreme mashup
  • $5,000 award for an outstanding mashup
  • Creative Commons award for the supreme NZ remix
  • Best use of Google cloud computing services
  • Best use of Windows Azure cloud computing services
  • Best newbie entry
  • Best school student remix entries

Lead Mashup Judge is Nat Torkington and Lead Remix Judge is CCANZ Advisory Panel Member Helen Baxter.

You have until Tuesday 30 November 2010 to submit your entries, all the details and rules are on the Mix and Mash website

Using Creative Commons content

If you’ve new to the Creative Commons licences and have found some CC material you’d like to use for the competition, take a look at our licences explained page or get in contact for some friendly tips on how it all works (not legal advice).

This competition is very important for rewarding those who can re-use content and datasets in ways that are creative, that solve real world problems or display a truly innovative spark. We encourage the New Zealand Creative Commons community to get involved, since showcasing what can be done with open access materials encourages our State Agencies and cultural institutions to apply open access wherever they can. The more we creatively draw upon our Kiwi commons, the more reason we have for unlocking knowledge for the benefit of all.

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