Competition on visualising Finnish aid statistics
Ministry for Foreign Affairs announces a competition to find new, innovative ways to demonstrate how and where Finnish tax-payers money is used in development cooperation. Entries must be submitted by 31 October 2012 at 16.00 hrs Finnish time (GMT+2).
Ministry for Foreign Affairs plans, finances and monitors and reports on Finnish official development cooperation. The ministry would like to open up statistics by announcing a competition on data visualisation.
The aim of the competition is to find new, innovative ways to demonstrate how and where Finnish tax-payers money is used in development cooperation.
The competition is based on aid statistics Finland reports annually to OECD’s development committee. The data can be downloaded from Dropbox http://dl.dropbox.com/u/42490553/data%202006-2011_jv.xls
Who can participate?
The competition is open to individuals or legal entities residing or registered in Finland with expertise on data visualisation. The entries can be submitted in Finnish, Swedish and English.
Deadline for entries
The entries must be submitted by 31 October 2012 at 16.00 hrs Finnish time (GMT+2) to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. We encourage the use of file sharing services in submitting the entries. Please send the link to the entry by e-mail to email@example.com. We recommend licensing the applications with GPL or other open source license and to create solutions that function in browsers and hardware environment in common use.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs gives three awards of 500 euro to most interesting solutions and will discuss developing the ideas further with them.
Questions on the competition and the statistical data should be submitted not later than 15 October 2012 at 16.00 hrs by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention "Competion on data visualising" in the subject field.
Questions on the competition will be answered by Marja-Leena Kultanen, Communications Officer, tel. +358 40 705 7688 and on the data by Jarna Virtanen, Inspector, tel. +358 40 507 0576