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Data Competition Contest

Data Competitions are a great way to engage the global technical community to provide insight and analysis on your research data. IEEE DataPort is holding its inaugural Data Competition contest. As part of the contest, IEEE DataPort will select three Data Competitions to sponsor, providing cash prizes for the winners of the Data Competitions. 

In addition, IEEE DataPort will promote all valid Data Competitions published to the site during the contest through social channels, email, and various other IEEE outlets. There is an expectation that you and your organization will promote your Data Competition in addition to the IEEE DataPort promotion. 

How to Enter and Win

Participating in this contest is easy, just publish your Data Competition on IEEE DataPort (link) between November 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022 and check the box to enter the contest. 

A panel of IEEE volunteers will evaluate the submitted Data Competitions and select the top 3 to sponsor based on the following criteria:

  • Value to the technical IEEE DataPort data community

  • Usability of dataset file(s) for participants

  • Completeness and quality of Metadata

Winning competition owners will be notified by February 15, 2022 so they can promote the available cash prizes on their Data Competition page prior to the end of their Data Competition. 

IEEE DataPort will sponsor $5,000 in cash prizes for each of the three winning Data Competitions, to be allocated to the winners of each of those competitions in the following way: 

  • First place: $2,500

  • Second place: $1,500

  • Third place: $1,000

Contest Guidelines

Please read the full official rules before proceeding with an entry.

  • To be considered for the contest, Data Competitions must be published to IEEE Dataport between November 1, 2021 and January 31, 2022. 

  • All Data Competitions must include valid data, clear instructions for user participation, and defined criteria for how to win the competition. 

  • Data Competitions must have technical merit to the research community and be tied to existing research at your organization. 

  • Your organization must be identified on your Data Competition page. 

  • Data competitions must have a start on or before January 31, 2022 and have an end date on or before April 30, 2022. 

  • Winning Data Competitions must have a minimum of 8 participants and the winning participants cannot be the owners/initiators of the Data Competition. 

  • IEEE DataPort will send cash prizes directly to the Data Competition winners, not Data Competition owners/initiators. 


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