Leading up to Mix and Mash 2011

Check out the happy announcement from our friends at DigitalNZ for the launch of this year’s ‘Mix and Mash: the great NZ remix and mashup competition’. It’s all kicking off on 4 August.

Get ready to Mix and Mash!

That’s right ladies and gents, Mix and Mash is back and better than ever. $40,000 in cash and prizes, super awesome new categories, kick-ass judges of international repute and content and datasets that will make you froth at the mouth. Details about the competition will be available when the competition launches on Thursday 4 August as part of the Orcon Great Blend in Auckland. Tickets are free but going like hotcakes! Check out the full details of the OGB.

While most of the exciting super secret details of Mix and Mash are tightly under wraps until the launch, the award for Best Mash-up…so far is open for nominations! This award is decided by popular vote and will recognize the people’s choice for best NZ mash-up out there right now. Nominations close at midday on 29 July, voting will open on 4 August and run until the close of the competition on 15 September. Nominate your favourite NZ mash-up before it’s too late.

The folks at Squiz have built a sweet suite of tools to help people participate in Mix and Mash. You can submit ideas for mash-ups if you don’t think you are able to build them yourself. You can browse ideas if you want to build something but need inspiration. There’s even a matchmaking service available, to help build teams with a variety of skills. Ooh-la-la!

Last, but certainly not least, we’d like to say a huge thanks to all of our awesome Mix and Mash sponsors!

Sponsored by:
Creative Commons New Zealand
Land Information New Zealand
Statistics New Zealand
Orcon
Ministry of Science and Innovation
Charities Commission
Parliamentary Council Office – NZ Legislation
Department of Conservation
SPARC
SQUIZ

Brought to you by:
DigitalNZ
National Library of New Zealand
data.govt.nz

Teachers Guide to Digital Remix

We’ve spoken to many teachers this year about Creative Commons and legal remix, so I’d like to draw attention to the fabulous guides being developed by DigitalNZ to support teachers in the remix arena. Read and download documents here on the mix and mash website.

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