Competition information

LoCloud is launching an international competition focussing on local heritage and culture. The competition has two strands:

  • My Local Heritage – invites people to explore a favourite place or part of their local history through Europeana and to present their experience online in webpages, a blog or video.
  • My LoCloud Services – invites developers, aggregators and individual cultural institutions to showcase their use of LoCloud services.

The finalists will be invited to present their entries at the LoCloud final event, which will be held in Amersfoort, Netherlands on 5th February 2016.

Winners of the My Local Heritage competition will receive a prize of a tablet computer; winners of the My LoCloud Services competition will receive a prize of a smart watch. All winning entries will be publicised by LoCloud and Europeana. 

My Local Heritage

As part of LoCloud, an international competition has been launched to stimulate people to explore a favourite place or part of their local history through Europeana and present their experience online in webpages, a blog or video.

The finalists will be invited to present their entries at the LoCloud final event, which will be held in Amersfoort, Netherlands on 5th February 2016. All short-listed entries will be promoted on the LoCloud website.

The competition winners will receive a prize of a tablet computer and their winning entry will be publicised by LoCloud and Europeana.

Who can participate?

We would like to encourage curators from local cultural institutions, volunteers in local cultural institutions, local historians and students to enter. Students may enter as a team ( maximum of 5 people) and if the team is selected as a winner each team member will win a tablet computer.

There is no age restriction for participation providing that any entrants under the age of 18 are accompanied to the award ceremony by one or two teachers.

What kind of entries are we looking for?

We are looking for entries, which illustrate how you explored your local history or favourite place using Europeana. See for example: http://vimeo.com/62602290. Your entry should:

  • Be engaging
  • Share your discovery of local heritage using images, movies, texts, sounds and 3D
  • Share your experience of using Europeana
  • Present your findings in a visual way for others

Your entry can be in the form of a set of web pages, a blog or a video (up to 10 minutes in length), for example:

  • An exhibition about a favourite place
  • A story about your town
  • A path or route for others to follow around your area

The entry must be available online.

Content

You can re-use digital content (images, documents, videos, sound recordings) that you find in http://europeana.eu but take care to check the licence allows this first. For information about licences see: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/. Look for content in Europeana that is labelled as:

  • Public Domain
  • CC-BY
  • CC BY-SA
  • CC BY-NC
  • CC BY-SA-NC

For content labelled with other licences, you should contact the institution whose content it is and ask for their permission before using it in your entry.

We anticipate that your entry will be highly visual. You may include some text or spoken word content in any European language. As we will show the winning entries to people across Europe we suggest you keep any text simple so that your entry can be enjoyed by all. Our example illustrates how this can work: http://vimeo.com/62602290.

My LoCloud Services

LoCloud is launching an international competition to stimulate developers, aggregators or individual cultural institutions to use LoCloud’s services.

The finalists will be invited to present their entries at the LoCloud final event, which will be held in Amersfoort, Netherlands on 5th February 2016 and the winner will receive a prize of a smartwatch and their winning entry will be publicised by LoCloud and Europeana.

Who can participate?

We would like to encourage developers, aggregators and cultural institutions to enter.

What kind of entries are we looking for?

We are looking for entries that illustrate how you have used any LoCloud Service to collect data or make it accessible to your users. The Services include:

  • LoCloud Collections
  • The MoRe repository
  • Enrichment services – background linking and vocabulary matching
  • Geolocation service
  • Geocoding application
  • Historic placenames service
  • Vocabulary services
  • Wikimedia application
  • Crawler Ready Tagging Tools

For information about the services see: http://support.locloud.eu/

Your entry can be:

  • An implementation of LoCloud Collections for data management and online access by a cultural institutions
  • An implementation of the MORe repository and LoCloud microservices by an aggregator
  • A new application based on the LoCloud APIs by a developer, for example for metadata enrichment or crowd sourcing.

Your entry should be submitted in the form of a presentation or video demonstrating the implementation or application and its context.  Applications that have been further developed following LoCloud hackathons are eligible for this competition.

Information & services

Information is available about the LoCloud services and their APIs at: http://support.locloud.eu/. Further information can be provided on request.

How do you enter?

The competition is now closed.

Selection committees

National selection committees will be appointed by each LoCloud country coordinator to review all the My Local Heritage entries within their country and to nominate three entries to the international panel.

An international selection committee has been appointed to review all the nominations by countries and to select the winners of the LoCloud competition. The committee includes:

  • Vilde Ronge, National Archives of Norway
  • Milena Popova, Europeana
  • Henk Alkemade, Cultureelergfoed Netherlands
  • Kate Fernie, 2Culture Associates

Country contacts

Country Contact and link to local competition page
Austria Angewandte Informationstechnik Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Belgium provincie Limburg
Bulgaria Pencho Slaveykov Regional Library
Croatia Gradska knjiznica Rijeka
Cyprus Cyprus University of Technology
Czech Rep. Národní památkový ústav
Denmark Kulturstyrelsen
France Conseil Général de la Gironde
Germany Angewandte Informationstechnik Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Greece Athena Research and Innovation Centre in Information Communication & Knowledge Technologies
Iceland Minjastofnun Íslands /The Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland
Ireland The Discovery Programme
Italy Fondazione Ranieri di Sorbello
Lithuania Vilniaus universiteto Komunikacijos fakultetas
Netherlands The Ministerie van onderwijs, cultuur en wetenschap – Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed
Norway The National Archives of Norway
Poland Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej PAN
Portugal Fundação Museu Nacional Ferroviário
Romania Biblioteca Judeţeană O.Goga Cluj
Serbia Biblioteka grada Beograda
Slovakia Univerzita Komenského Prírodovedecká fakulta Katedra aplikovanej a environmentálnej geofyziky
Slovenia Jara. Zavod za razvoj knjižnic
Spain Ministerio de Educacion, Cultura y Deporte
Sweden ABM Resurs Västernorrland
Switzerland Angewandte Informationstechnik Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Turkey Hacettepe Universitesi
United Kingdom University of York – Archaeology Data Service