Scipy John Hunter Plotting Competition: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 3

The Scipy John Hunter Excellence in Plotting Contest is a great opportunity to showcase advancement in the start of the art of visualization.

Entries are still welcome, as the deadline has been extended to June 3, 2016.

Entry Instructions

  • Participants are invited to submit scientific plots to be judged by a panel.

  • Entries must be submitted by June 3, 2016 via e-mail to [email protected]

  • Plots may be produced with any combination of Python-based tools. (It is not required that they use matplotlib, for example.)

  • Source code for the plot must be provided, in the form of Python code and/or IPython notebook, along with a rendering of the plot in PDF format. 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 scientific importance for a general scientific audience.

  • Entries will be judged on their clarity, innovation and aesthetics, but most importantly for their effectiveness in illuminating real scientific work. Entrants are encouraged to submit plots that were used during the course of research, rather than merely being hypothetical.

  • SciPy 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).

Michael Droettboom, chair
Jacob Vanderplas
Phil Elson