Announcing the Winners of Mix & Mash 2013

Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is proud to announce the winners of the Mix & Mash 2013, New Zealand’s great remix competition.

The open award has been won by Graham Jenson for ‘Mihimihi’, an interactive timeline that traces Jenson’s family history back to the dawn of humanity.

The open award was judged by Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School and founding Board Member of Creative Commons.

“There is something impossibly difficult about the telescoping nature of the story,” said Lessig. “The combination of the two perspectives — the timeline and then video — create a powerful impression.”

Graham Jenson win $2000 in prizes, courtesy of Squiz.

The student award was taken out by ‘Tane’s Tale’ by Georgia, Nicole and Rachel Chappell from Christchurch, an ambitious, detailed and compelling story about the New Zealand environment.

Judge Chris Harwood from the Ministry of Education said that the “The original poem told a story that has happened many times in many contexts, and explored how cultural and economic perspectives must coexist for a sustainable future.”

Harwood also praised the story’s “quirky humour with NZ icons appearing unexpected on the screen—red band gumboots and pineapple lumps! I found myself looking for the next one!”

The Chappell sisters win $2000 in prizes, courtesy of Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand.

The New Zealand Transport Agency’s Safer Journeys Award went to students from Pt England School in Auckland for their clever video Safer Journeys: Using our feet.

Mix & Mash would like to thank our November judges Rob Coup (Koordinates), Dylan Horrocks (author and cartoonist) and Karen Melhuish-Spencer (Core Education).

Organised by Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand, DigitalNZ and the National Library of New Zealand and enabled by a range of sponsors and partners, Mix & Mash 2013 celebrates the creative reuse of data and content from New Zealand’s rich cultural heritage.

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