International Prizes

Prizes that everyone across Australia and New Zealand can compete for!

Community Resilience Hack (IAG & Bureau of Meteorology)

This category is about finding ways to help build resilience within our communities so they feel safe, connected and have the capacity to better adapt to changes. What are some of the shocks and stresses that individuals and communities might experience?

Machine Learning Hack (Google)

We are in the age of machine learning! From IBM’s awesome Watson “Machine Learning as a Service”, to Google’s DeepDream and TensorFlow, and Facebook’s M. The past year has seen the release of many great machine learning tools and software libraries that are enabling machine learning to spread beyond the academic sphere into the hands of mere mortal programmer and analysts. We know government has some great ‘big’ datasets that might feed a machine learning problem - be that purely a measure of a dataset’s size, longitudinal data spanning decades, or de-identified unit record level data.

Storytelling Hack (Ancestry)

This category is about bringing life to data and helping people connect with the information that the data has revealed. Entries should seek to not only present data findings but to consider how you want people to respond to the data findings. A good story sets the scene for the character’s and takes us through a plot in a way that engages people with values or emotions. Stories come in many forms including; art, film, books, journalism and sound. Some other popular ways of telling stories include comics, game development and digital video. What story is the data trying to tell you?

Major Category Prizes

Prizes that everyone in Australia can compete for!

Creative Humanities Hack (ABC & Microsoft)

This category is about celebrating creative representations of government data. Transforming raw information into something that is beautiful or more accessible to all. This could include data visualisation, art works, a game, 3d fun, craft, photo-art, interactive websites or anything else that explains, displays or makes the often complex array of information in government more understandable.

Data Intelligence Hack (Data journalism, spatial modelling, analytics) (ATO & ABS)

This category is all about using government data to optimize business decisions.
What data intelligence can you derive from official data that would be of value to a business? Can you help industry plan, predict or model future perspectives? Perhaps you can build a tool that helps startups understand the available data and make better business decisions? Maybe you have an idea that will help business solve a problem.

Entrepreneurial Hack (IP Australia & IBM)

The project that has most potential as a startup or business. The hack would need to describe on the project page and video pitch how the team considers it entrepreneurial and how they have reused data. For instance how it could be commercialised, how it solves a market need, is the ideas scalable to bigger markets and how there might be a business to build around the idea.

Fresh Data Hack (APIs and Data Services) (ABR & Department of Industry, Innovation and Science)

Fresh data is the best! This category is about creating concepts that access automatically refreshed data. Data used must be automatically refreshed through an API, data service, web-service or even a regular FTP data refresh. Your concept must include a regular refresh of data to update content. This is your opportunity to show how data that is current and refreshed can provide a more valuable and reliable community service.

Future Australia Hack (Department of Education & Department of Employment)

This category is all about the challenges faced by Australia’s future workforce. Based on current trends what will the workforce landscape look like in 2030? Can you help the next generation take advantage of opportunities? What is the changing face of industry and skills that Australia needs to take stock off. Can your analysis of data help inform policy direction for a prosperous future? Perhaps you can help educate parents of today about the future of tomorrow.

Innovative Ideas Hack (AFSA & Queensland Government)

Do you have an innovative idea that is powered by data? Digital disruption is changing the way we do things, Intrigued by Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart cities? Are you loving some new technology you want to play with? Can you science the heck out of data? Maybe you like tinkering with sensors or microprocessors? This category is where disruptors, innovators and makers can shine.

Inspired by Research Hack (DATA61 & AIHW)

This category encourages you to explore, mashup and reuse the rich sources of research data from our official dataset list. Pick your favorite topic of interest and delve into a fascinating world of facts figures. Mash up and reuse the research data to inspire new ideas, engage the community in findings or provide insights. Entries that inspire greater support for open research will hit a positive note with a judge or two. Or perhaps you will discover and share differences in open research data across institutions, states and even countries.

No Boundaries Data Hack (Geoscience Australia & PSMA Australia)

This category is about using data from multiple states and territories to unlock the value of data across our borders to understand If you think this is just a map, think again. Winning entries will seek to anlayse information and deliver location intelligence.

Paddock to Plate Hack (NCRIS & Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development)

This category is all about Australia’s paddock to plate industries. Can you discover insights about Australia’s farming, transport, produce, and exports industries? What opportunities exist? Can we harness environmental data to support premium crops? Perhaps you can connect farmers with markets. Concepts could support regional development and communities to support our agriculture communities. How do we spread the word about premium exports or solve wicked infrastructure challenges. Anything goes as long as is supports paddock to plate industries.

Bounty Prizes

Prizes that everyone in Australia can compete for!

ABC News Content (ABC)

Competitors are challenged to find new ways for as many Australian as possible to share and engage with ABC News Content. Bonus credit is given for the mash up of ABC and non-ABC data

AIHW Visualisation (AIHW)

Best application/visualisation telling a story using AIHW’s data either by itself or in combination with other data.

Commerically Viable Hack (Department of Finance)

The best hack with the most commercial potential.

Exploring Underground (Geoscience Australia)

The most creative and exciting use of our subsurface data. We have this really cool data about what’s going on underground: Help us figure out a new fun way to explore it!

Hiding Wally (Queensland Government)

There are privacy concerns associated with the publishing of datasets containing the data of identifiable individuals. De-identification methodologies can be laborious or complex and are often a barrier to sharing data. Governments are worrired about the Mosaic Effect. Can you help Governments solve this problem?

IAG Flood Risk (IAG)

This bounty will be awarded for the most innovative use of IAG Flood Risk Data, using either the API and/or datasets provided.

IP Rights (IP Australia)

Best visualisation for applicants (IPGOD x02 tables), and/or agents (IPGOD x06 tables) or both, to view IP Rights. Think of features or enhancements such as next actions or status tracking etc

Local Industry Activity (Department of Industry)

Using datasets from Employment, Education and Industry, and any other suitable datasets, analyse whether people are training and/or retraining to respond to changes in local industry activity and labour markets Hint: Consider the benefit of this information for jobseekers

Location Data (PSMA)

The most innovative hack of location data.

NCRIS Data (NCRIS)

The most innovative use of NCRIS data collections and infrastructure.

New Infrastructure (ABR)

To Determine the impacts and/or opportunities of a proposed or approved new infrastructure. This could be the impact on the existing community and/or business. It could inform government and/or business decision making. Examples that could be used, but are not limited to, include: Light rail Gold Coast, Light rail Canberra, Light rail Sydney; Proposed second airport Sydney, Proposed Freeway bypass

Securing Personal Property (AFSA)

Surprise us! Most interesting representation/visualisation to highlight stories/insights from the data! Mash-up with other data to show the Personal Property Securities Register’s (PPSR) role/value in the economy!

Smarter Data (ATO)

The challenge is to find new ways to interrogate the ATO Dataset and help people with little or no statistical background better understand the effect of ATO data on other things. In particular you should look at ways to identify weak signals caused by tax data in other data sets where the impacts are first seen somewhere other than in the Tax data BUT are caused or heavily influenced by, the existence of that data. Hint: Ask yourself questions like : What’s the social impact of financial hardship? How do lifestyle factors impact income levels and wealth generation? What’s the impact of education spending on incomes, What links can we identify between unemployment, income and marriage separation? How useful are the SEIFA regions as indicators of taxation impacts?

Student Dropout Rates (Department of Education)

What are the main characteristics associated with students dropping out of higher education, who is not completing, what are the trends since 2005 and have there been any dramatic changes? Provide as much detail as possible and present the results in an appropriate format that is easily accessible.

That thing we all need (Australian Bureau of Statistics)

OK Tech and Dev Hackers. You’ve spoken over the years, and we’ve listened.

Training Data (Department of Employment)

Using datasets from Employment, Education and Industry, and any other suitable datasets, analyse whether people are training and/or retraining to respond to changes in local industry activity and labour markets.

Transport Data (Department of Infrastructure)

For outstanding creativity with any GovHack data that creates something for, provides insights into, or tells stories about transport. Mashing up datasets is encouraged.

Weather Forecasts (Bureau of Meteorology)

Best visual display of weather forecast accuracy, value or benefit.

Team Prizes

Prizes that everyone in Australia can compete for!

Best Higher Education Teams (Acquia Australia)

The best team of hackers where the majority of team members are in higher education.

Best Youth Teams (DLA Piper)

The best team of hackers where the majority of team members are under 18.

Regional Prizes

Australian Capital Territory

Prizes that all participants in the Australian Capital Territory can compete for!

Best Data Visualisation (ACT Government)

For the project which exhibits the best visualisation of an ACT data set (or data sets).

Best Data Wrangling (Liferay)

For the team which best takes raw or reasonably unusable/unfriendly data and converts it into a better and more usable format.

Best in ACT (Oakton)

For the project which best uses ACT data sets.

Best Tertiary Hacker Team (ACT Government)

For the best project from a team consisting of only ACT tertiary students.

Best Use of ACT Government Smart Parking Data (ACT Government)

For the project which exhibits the best use of the ACT Government Smart Parking data.

Best Use of ACT Government Spatial Data (ACT Government)

For the project which exhibits the best use of the ACT Government spatial data.

Best Youth Hacker Team (ACT Government)

For the best project from a team consisting of only ACT secondary school students.

Most Fun Use of ACT Government Data (ACT Government)

For the project which demonstrates the most fun or entertaining use of ACT Government data.

Most Innovative Project for Canberrans (CBRIN)

For the project which is the most innovative and impactful for Canberra residents.

Canberra

Prizes that only participants at Canberra can compete for!

Spirit of GovHack -Youth (GovHack)

Awarded to 3 youths participants who demonstrate the best GovHack ethos.

The Spirit of GovHack ACT (GovHack)

Awarded to a particpant who demonstrate the best Govhack ethos

New South Wales

Prizes that all participants in New South Wales can compete for!

Acceleration Award GovHack NSW (NetApp)

The concept most likely to succeed by a team who wishes to move their solutions forward, the prize is intended to help them in their journey.

Helping Schools Respond to Disasters (Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation, NSW Department of Education)

The Best Entry that supports schools to plan and respond to a physical disaster. Schools are responsible for the safety of their students and staff. When threatened with a physical disaster, such as a bushfire that may affect an entire neighbourhood , schools need to be able to become aware of the danger and act accordingly. This includes taking into account any special medical needs that students and staff may have at each of the affected schools. Coordinating with emergency services is a critical part of this situation. Parents and guardians need communication and teachers need support. Reuse data to find insights, develop tools or plan response initiatives that improve a school’s ability to respond to a physical disaster.

Lifting the Barriers (Council of the City of Sydney)

The best entry that lifts the mobility barriers throughout the Sydney CBD. Currency of data and static paper-based maps lead to poor experience and support to overcome barriers. There are many challenges you could tackle and resolve including; improved enagagment in planning, data collection and distribution, impacts and opportunities for major event planning, enhanced pedestrian/mobility route planning, awareness and future planning to support an aging population that will be faced with mobility challenges. You could also consider a user experience designed mobility barrier mapping that is driven by reliable data.

Smart Cities & Collaborative Economy (Department of Finance, Services and Innovation)

Best Entry that supports us to create, share, collaborate and use information to create better cities.

Travelling with Us (Transport NSW)

The Best Entry that supports an improved Transport NSW experience for passengers traveling with us or planning their journey

Vibrant Sydney Night-time Economy (Committee of Sydney)

The best entry that support a vibrant and safe sydney night-time economy. The Liquor Amendment Act 2014(NSW) introduced in direct response to alcohol related violence (two deaths) around the Sydney CBD and Kings Cross. Consider the impact of these laws and help the city to be great. Entries in this category may consider safety, transport, night-time economy, impacts on new night time activity hotspots, impact of lock out laws, social and cultural contributions to metropolitan Sydney, positive drinking behaviours. Entries could also concider: evaluation of initiatives or new concepts that support a vibrant and safe sydney nightlife. If lock out laws have shifted nighttime activity to outside the lock out zone and the impact this has, allocation of grant funding to areas with high night time activity

Parramatta

Prizes that only participants at Parramatta can compete for!

City of Parramatta Civic Hack (City of Parramatta Council)

The best concept that empowers people to get to know and participate in their local community.

Sydney Official

Prizes that only participants at Sydney Official can compete for!

Acceleration Award GovHack Sydney (NetApp)

The concept most likely to succeed by a team who wishes to move their solutions forward, the prize is intended to help them in their journey.

Acceleration Award (Coder Factory)

For the team who coded the wishes to move their solutions forward, the prize is intended to help them in their journey

Best NSW Higher Education Team Entry (NetApp)

Best entry submitted by a higher education team

Most fun and Creative Use of Data (NetApp)

The most fun and creative reuse of data

Team Encouragement Award (NetApp)

An award for the team that made a valiant attempt, learnt the most, or is otherwise deserving of further encouragement. Basically it’s for the team who has a go and is willing to go out of their comfort zone and try something new, even if it doesn’t work out in the long run.

The GovHack Spirit Award Sydney (NetApp)

A GovHacker who has shown true govhack Spirit through helping others and contributing to a positive and happy Hackathon

Queensland

Prizes that all participants in Queensland can compete for!

Advance Queensland! (Queensland Government on behalf of Strategic Policy and Innovation, Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation)

The most innovative use of Advance Queensland data. Tell a story about the innovation movement in Queensland which is data rich, creative and visually appealing to engage, inspire a broad audience.

More information and selected datasets are available from https://data.qld.gov.au/data-event/govhack/2016 and http://advance.qld.gov.au/.

Age-friendly Community (Queensland Government on behalf of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services)

Best entry that uses open data to support a vision for Queenslanders to live in age-friendly communities that allow people, regardless of their age, to stay active and connected, and to contribute economically, socially and culturally. In particular, an age-friendly community ensures older people are free from age-related barriers.

Best Innovative Use of Data Sets (The University of Queensland - School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering)

Best innovative use of open government data sets.

Brisbane's Art and Heritage (Brisbane City Council)

Awarded to the best entry engaging with Brisbane’s art and heritage events, items, and venues spread across the city.

Create a Cutting Edge Concept - The Science Sandpit! (The Queensland Government on behalf of Science Division, Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation)

The best cutting edge concept that reuses Environmental and Natural Resources Sciences data to improve Government Service Delivery through one or more of the following: (A) Information Discoverability and Delivery (visualisation, education and promotion) (B) Community Disaster/Risk Awareness (preparedness and response) (C) Community and Stakeholder Engagement (communication, interaction, multicultural and special needs).

Educate us! (Queensland Government on behalf of the Department of Education and Training)

The best use of government data in a hack which educates the community about a topical issue. Ideally your hack should be able to be used to engage and educate school children; other than this, you are limited only by your imagination and your data hacking skills.

Evacuation - help us get away! (Queensland Government on behalf of the Office of the Inspector-General Emergency Management)

The best concept to help your community get to safety during evacuations. Queensland is prone to natural disasters and the decision to evacuate away from a hazard is a critical one. Help disaster managers to better plan for evacuations, and help keep the community aware of what might happen if the evacuation need arises. Communities and disaster managers alike are faced with tough choices including: Which communities might require most help to evacuate? Who needs to go first when there is a need to evacuate? How should I get out?

Getting around Brisbane (Brisbane City Council)

Awarded to the best entry that supports a vision of an accessible and connected city. There are many services and significant infrastructure to help Brisbane residents get around the region including cars, public transport, bikeways, city cycle, walking trails and more. What solutions can you create to help people get around Brisbane? Think about a longer term vision for the solution and what needs to be done to make this a reality.

Linking Logan - Getting people out of their cars (Logan City Council)

Best hack that helps Logan residents to get around. Your hack could help identify gaps in the public transport network or allow residents to compare travel times for the transport modes available to them. As long as your hack looks to address transportation and mobility challenges in Logan, you are limited only by your imagination and your data hacking skills.

Logan Land Use and Development (Logan City Council)

Awarded to the most simple and effective use of freely available information about land use and development. Land Development generates interest, investment, and emotion across many sectors: commercial, political, educational, and personal/citizen. What is being done? Where is it being done? When is it being done? Who is doing it? How is it being done? These questions are asked by residential customers seeking to leverage Logan’s affordable housing options and access to services, networks and facilities; businesses looking to relocate or expand; and investors seeking to identify and rate/compare potential opportunities.

Mentoring the Best of Queensland (River City Labs)

Best entry from Queensland.

Open Data and Higher Education Award (Queensland University of Technology (QUT))

The best use of open data to enhance higher education.

Brisbane GovHack Maker Node

Prizes that only participants at Brisbane GovHack Maker Node can compete for!

An Active and Healthy Brisbane (Brisbane City Council)

There are many opportunities for residents and visitors of Brisbane to participate in active and healthy pursuits. How can Brisbane make better uses of these and increase the level of participation for all?

Best Brisbane/Queensland-Oriented Business Related Application (The University of Queensland - Business School)

Governments everywhere provide services and information for and about businesses. This category is about exploring new and interesting ways to support businesses in and around Brisbane/Queensland. Awarded to the best entrant from either the Brisbane Official Event, Brisbane Maker Node, or Brisbane Youth Node.

Best Visualisation of Data (Brisbane City Council)

Visualising data is an important part of creating and sharing information. There are so many different types of data and many ways to tell a data story. Come up with an object, artwork, sculpture, interactive display or anything that creatively visualises data for everyone.

Engaging with Brisbane City Council (Brisbane City Council)

Awarded to the best entry that improves Brisbane City Council service delivery. Brisbane City Council provide such a wide range of servies to to a very wide range of customers. Sometimes finding what you need, knowing who to contact, and letting the right people know can be hard. How can Brisbane City Council and the residents, visitors, businesses and everyone engage and connect more effectively? Data must be at the heart of the concept.

Supporting the Best of Brisbane (River City Labs)

Best entry from Brisbane. Awarded to the best entrant from either the Brisbane Official Event, Brisbane Maker Node, or Brisbane Youth Node.

Brisbane Youth Node

Prizes that only participants at Brisbane Youth Node can compete for!

An Active and Healthy Brisbane (Brisbane City Council)

There are many opportunities for residents and visitors of Brisbane to participate in active and healthy pursuits. How can Brisbane make better uses of these and increase the level of participation for all?

Best Brisbane/Queensland-Oriented Business Related Application (The University of Queensland - Business School)

Governments everywhere provide services and information for and about businesses. This category is about exploring new and interesting ways to support businesses in and around Brisbane/Queensland. Awarded to the best entrant from either the Brisbane Official Event, Brisbane Maker Node, or Brisbane Youth Node.

Best Visualisation of Data (Brisbane City Council)

Visualising data is an important part of creating and sharing information. There are so many different types of data and many ways to tell a data story. Come up with an object, artwork, sculpture, interactive display or anything that creatively visualises data for everyone.

Engaging with Brisbane City Council (Brisbane City Council)

Awarded to the best entry that improves Brisbane City Council service delivery. Brisbane City Council provide such a wide range of servies to to a very wide range of customers. Sometimes finding what you need, knowing who to contact, and letting the right people know can be hard. How can Brisbane City Council and the residents, visitors, businesses and everyone engage and connect more effectively? Data must be at the heart of the concept.

Supporting the Best of Brisbane (River City Labs)

Best entry from Brisbane. Awarded to the best entrant from either the Brisbane Official Event, Brisbane Maker Node, or Brisbane Youth Node.

Brisbane Official

Prizes that only participants at Brisbane Official can compete for!

An Active and Healthy Brisbane (Brisbane City Council)

There are many opportunities for residents and visitors of Brisbane to participate in active and healthy pursuits. How can Brisbane make better uses of these and increase the level of participation for all?

Best Brisbane/Queensland-Oriented Business Related Application (The University of Queensland - Business School)

Governments everywhere provide services and information for and about businesses. This category is about exploring new and interesting ways to support businesses in and around Brisbane/Queensland. Awarded to the best entrant from either the Brisbane Official Event, Brisbane Maker Node, or Brisbane Youth Node.

Best Visualisation of Data (Brisbane City Council)

Visualising data is an important part of creating and sharing information. There are so many different types of data and many ways to tell a data story. Come up with an object, artwork, sculpture, interactive display or anything that creatively visualises data for everyone.

Engaging with Brisbane City Council (Brisbane City Council)

Awarded to the best entry that improves Brisbane City Council service delivery. Brisbane City Council provide such a wide range of servies to to a very wide range of customers. Sometimes finding what you need, knowing who to contact, and letting the right people know can be hard. How can Brisbane City Council and the residents, visitors, businesses and everyone engage and connect more effectively? Data must be at the heart of the concept.

Make your Hack-a-Thing (Little Tokyo Two)

Hack most likely to have commercialisation possibilities as a startup.

Supporting the Best of Brisbane (River City Labs)

Best entry from Brisbane. Awarded to the best entrant from either the Brisbane Official Event, Brisbane Maker Node, or Brisbane Youth Node.

Gold Coast

Prizes that only participants at Gold Coast can compete for!

Best of Gold Coast (City of Gold Coast)

Best hack of the event.

Best Use of Gold Coast Data (City of Gold Coast)

Best use of the City of Gold Coast’s open data.

Entrepreneurs Award (City of Gold Coast)

Hack most likely/viable to become a startup.

Spirit of GovHack Gold Coast (Telstra Runaway Bay)

Individual who best showed the GovHack spirit.

Logan

Prizes that only participants at Logan can compete for!

Best of Logan - Youth (Logan City Council)

Best youth project developed at the GovHack Logan event.

Best of Logan (Logan City Council)

Best project developed at the GovHack Logan event.

Sunshine Coast

Prizes that only participants at Sunshine Coast can compete for!

Sunshine Coast - Commercialisation (Sunshine Coast Council & Noosa Council)

How might open data be used to created commercially viable business opportunities on the Sunshine Coast?

Sunshine Coast - Community (Sunshine Coast Council & Noosa Council)

How might open data be used to benefit the disadvantaged and/or provide significant benefit to key local community groups?

Sunshine Coast - Sustainability (Sunshine Coast Council & Noosa Council)

How might open data be used to achieve greater sustainability and/or better care and use of natural resources for benefit to the local community.

South Australia

Prizes that all participants in South Australia can compete for!

Adelaide Smart City State Champion (Department of State Development and Adelaide City Council)

Best entry that uses technology to transform its infrastructure and make better use of energy, resources and services.

Best Maker (Department of State Development and Adelaide City Council)

The best entry where makers, artists and crafters build machines and art that is driven by, reacts to and is inspired by data.

Connecting Across SA (Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources)

The best entry that supports connecting our regions. The winning entry will build on the strength of our regions.

Growing up Healthy (Department of Education and Child Development)

The best entry that supports youth health and wellbeing. The winning entry appeals to young people.

Helping those who need it (Attorney-General’s Department)

The best entry that helps families to go about their lives. Consider everyday pressures and affordable living options.

Neighbourhood and Community Confidence (Attorney-General's Department)

The best entry that promotes neighbourhood safey and increases community confidence. Everyone deserves the right to go about their daily lives safely and without the fear of crime.

Premier's Prize co-sponsored by Business SA and Chiliad Consulting (Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Business SA and Chiliad Consulting)

The best entry with the most potential to create valuable outcomes for the community. The winning team must be willing to receive mentoring from Business SA and Chiliad Consulting and be prepared to develop their concept with this support. This prize will be linked to delierables beyond the competition.

Premier's Prize co-sponsored by Microsoft (Department of the Premier and Cabinet and Microsoft)

The best adult entry with world scalabillity. The winning team must be willing to participate in the Microsoft program called BizSpark and be prepared to develop their concept with support from Microsoft.

Protecting our Environment (Department of Water, Environment and Natural Resources)

The best entry that takes environmental protection and climate change seriously.

Safe Travel (Motor Accident Commission)

The best entry that promotes road safety behaviour change and education, and is dedicated to the safety of all South Australian road users.

Smart Lifestyles (Adelaide City Council and Department of State Development)

The best entry that support South Australians to enjoy a high quality life in one of the most liveable cities in the world. The winning entry will consider access the internet of things.

Storytelling with a Difference (Department of the Premier and Cabinet)

The best entry that uses data to create works of art that tell a story in any form.

Supporting SA Economy (Department of State Development)

The best entry that supports new and growth industries. The winning entry has the most potential to create jobs, investment, international business, students to study in SA or visitors to SA.

Vibrant Adelaide (Adelaide City Council)

The best entry that promotes Adelaide as a vibrant city.

Youth State Champion (Department of Education and Child Development and Motor Accident Commission)

The best aspiring NextGen Entrepreneurs. The team entry demonstrating the most potential and a willingness to learn. Willingness to undertake an entrepreunirial workshop with NVI for up to 30 youth.

Adelaide

Prizes that only participants at Adelaide can compete for!

Adelaide - Best in location (Buddy)

Best entry for the location of Adelaide

Adelaide Spirit Prize (Data to Decision)

Contributed to a positive experience for all through sharing, caring and actively participating.

Adelaide Spirit Prize (Data to Decision)

Contributed to a positive experience for all through sharing, caring and actively participating.

Australian Computer Society Development Prize (Australian Computer Society)

Best entry that would benefit from this prize.

Jemsoft Technology Development Prize (Jemsoft)

Best entry that would benefit from this prize.

Mount Gambier

Prizes that only participants at Mount Gambier can compete for!

Mount Gambier - Best in location (City of Mount Gambier)

Best entry for the location of Mt Gambier (Adult)

Mount Gambier - Best Youth Team in location (Friends of the Library)

Best entry for the location of Mt Gambier (Youth)

Mount Gambier Best Youth Spirit Prize (Harvey Norman)

Contributed to a positive experience for all through sharing, caring and actively participating.

Mount Gambier Spirit Prize (Green Triangle Electronics)

Contributed to a positive experience for all through sharing, caring and actively participating.

Onkaparinga

Prizes that only participants at Onkaparinga can compete for!

Onkaparinga - Best in location (City of Onkaparinga)

Best entry for the location of Onkaparinga (Adult)

Onkaparinga - Best Youth Team in location (City of Onkaparinga)

Best entry for the location of Onkaparinga (Youth)

Onkaparinga Spirit Prize (Seaford Secondary College)

Contributed to a positive experience for all through sharing, caring and actively participating.

Playford

Prizes that only participants at Playford can compete for!

Playford - Best in location (City of Playford)

Best entry for the location of Playford (Adult)

Playford - Best Youth Team in location (City of Playford)

Best entry for the location of Playford (Youth)

Playford Spirit Prize (Stretton Centre)

Contributed to a positive experience for all through sharing, caring and actively participating.

Port Adelaide Enfield

Prizes that only participants at Port Adelaide Enfield can compete for!

Port Adelaide Enfield - Best in location (City of Port Adelaide Enfield)

Best entry for the location of Port Adelaide Enfield

Port Adelaide Enfield Spirit Prize - Best Participant (Bendigo Bank)

Contributed to a positive experience for all through sharing, caring and actively participating.

Port Adelaide Enfield Spirit Prize - Best Participant (Bendigo Bank)

Contributed to a positive experience for all through sharing, caring and actively participating.

Port Adelaide Enfield Spirit Prize (Microbric Pty Ltd)

Contributed to a positive experience for all through sharing, caring and actively participating.

Tasmania

Prizes that all participants in Tasmania can compete for!

Best Data Visualisation (Sense-T)

Best Data Visualisation

Best Use of Tasmanian Local Council Open Data (HCC & GCC)

Best Use of Tasmanian Local Council Open Data

Design Excellence (TasICT)

Design Excellence

Encouragement Award (Tasmanet)

Team Encouragement Award

Most Commercial Potential (Tasmanian State Government)

Most Commercial Potential

Most Disruptive Innovation (ACS)

Most Disruptive Innovation

Most Outstanding Tasmanian Benefit (Tasmanian State Government)

Most Outstanding Tasmanian Benefit

Hobart

Prizes that only participants at Hobart can compete for!

Spirit of GovHack Hobart (GovHack)

Spirit of GovHack

Launceston

Prizes that only participants at Launceston can compete for!

Spirit of GovHack Launceston (GovHack)

Spirit of GovHack

Victoria

Prizes that all participants in Victoria can compete for!

De Identification (Victorian Government - Dept Justice and Regulation and the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection)

How might we find ways of unlocking value in data without compromising privacy? The Victorian Government recognises the benefits from enabling public access to government data, but not all data is suitable for release. For example, government agencies such as Births, Deaths and Marraiges Victoria (BDM) hold a wealth of data that is extremely valuable, but also extremely private. This challenge is about finding new ways to unlock some of that value without exposing sensitive personal information. One way that this might be done is through de-identification - the release of a modified dataset stripped of any identifying information. But de-identification is hard, and always carries a risk that the data can be combined with other public information sources to re-identify the underlying individuals. Another approach might be to design a system that lets people explore or visualise the data in such a way that information about individuals can never be accessed. Maybe you can think of other approaches. BDM has provided a set of ‘dummy data’ for you to play with. We want you to come up with innovative new ways for BDM to open up their data to the public without compromising Victorians’ privacy.

Faces of Family Violence (Victorian Government - Dept Premier and Cabinet)

How might we use the information from the Family Violence Royal Commission submissions to better understand the factors that will reduce family violence? Family violence is a major issue in our community. The Victorian government held a Family Violence Royal Commission. The Commission released over 200 recommendations. A number of people and organisations told their story to the commission. The objective of this challenge to is to find ways of expanding the reach of these submissions and helping to gain better understanding of factors that will reduce family violence.

Geelong Into the Future (City of Greater Geelong (CoGG) - Planning, strategy and urban growth)

The best hack that assists with making planning and investment decisions for Geelong over the next 30 years. Governments have many options for how places can grow and change. Tough questions need to be answered – should the city grow up or out, which neighbourhoods should change and which areas should stay the same, what services will the future communities need? As Geelong is developing there is a need for long term planning so that government can make smart decisions about how to invest in a sustainable city for years to come. The hack could include information about which areas have the best access to services, which areas are changing over time, which areas have the least restrictions on future development, what should the future city look like, jobs of the future, or future transport services.

Geelong Open Data - Creative Challenge (City of Greater Geelong (CoGG))

This is the challenge without definition. We want you to do something that no one has thought of. This hack encourages your creativity to come up with Apps, websites or solutions that encourages innovation and future development possibilities. Prizes will be judged on creativity, the problem solving capability of the hack and even potential commercialisation opportunities. Current community challanges: Understanding how residential land size influence nuisance type (barking dogs, smoke music noise), Encouraging Geelong youth to particpate in youth activities and things of interest across Geelong. Supporting a civic society in Geelong such as ‘community support phone tree’ or similar, for extreme heat or other weather event days for the Elderly, At Risk People. Does Street Lighting and CCTV cameras improve safety in a City?

Thermal Correction Challenge (City of Greater Geelong (CoGG) - Spatial Information Unit)

A specific task that looks to correct inconsistencies in the Thermal Imagery Conditions dataset and produce a more accurate dataset for future publication.

Journey Plannning (Victorian Government: VicRoads and PTV)

Help me to discover travel options that suit my needs - choice before travelling. VicRoads and PTV are committed to improving travel conditions for Victorians and providing safe and reliable journeys, this includes enabling travel choice that integrate all modes and options. This should include consideration of: factors will impact selected travel choice (knowing what could influence my plans whilst travelling); choice of mode; choice of route ( e.g.: scenic routes, environmentally friendly route, less crash-prone route, fastest route etc.); costs associated with travel; integrated travel mode (e.g. car and train); shared transport (e.g. car pooling, uber etc).

Local Government Spatial Data Bounty (Victorian Local Government Spatial Reference Group)

The Victorian Local Government Spatial Reference Group (LGSRG) would like to encourage Govhack participants to utilise three specific datasets that are published to data.gov.au. The datasets are: 1) Garbage/ rubbish collection rounds ie my rubbish bin night; 2) Playgrounds; 3) Places that I can/ cannot let my dog exercise on/off lead. The LGSRG is currently running a challenge for all Victorian Councils to publish open data starting with one or all of these datasets. The datasets should be published using the data standards set out under the Open Council Toolkit https://opencouncildata.org/ The LGSRG has sponsored a Govhack prize for the best example utilising one or more of these data.

Map my Library (Geelong Regional Libraries Corporation (GRLC))

Hack needs to use datasets from multiple Councils in Victorias south west region. A good hack often covers multiples towns states or even countries. Local Government in the Southwest of Victoria have made a concerted effort to release more open data, but the proof of value is ever present. This presents an opportunity to use common Local Government data mashed up with State and other datsets to deliver a regional outcome.

MAV Technology Bounty (MAV Technology)

An award for the best hack that integrates Victorian data from local, State and federal government sources, and/or makes use of any of the following: rural and regional local government data; animal registration and management data; local government data to assist older citizens in accessing council services and facilities; tree data.

Parks Vic -Experience (Victorian Government - Parks Victoria)

How might we improve discovery of Victoria’s national parks, what they have to offer and enhance the experiences of visitors? Healthy Parks, Healthy People. This challenge seeks to bring parks closer to Victorians.

Parks Vic -Wilson's prom (Victorian Government - Parks Victoria)

For the best hack that uses Wilsons Prom data. The Prom is one of Victoria’s most-loved places. At the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, it offers spectacular scenery of huge granite mountains, open forest, rainforest, sweeping beaches and coastlines. Parks Victoria have a large amount of data and digital assets on the Prom that could enhance the experience of visitors. Perhaps an interactive experience for visitors Wilsons Prom or other ways to engages people in nature tourism?

The Regional Challenge (City of Greater Geelong (Digital Geelong))

Hack needs to use datasets from multiple Councils in Victorias south west region. A good hack often covers multiple jurisdictions. Local Government in the Southwest of Victoria have made a concerted effort to release more open data, but the proof of value is ever present. This presents an opportunity to use common LG data mashed up with State and other datsets to deliver a regional outcome. Anything goes for this Hack.

The Urban Forest (City of Greater Geelong (CoGG) - Parks and Gardens)

The best hack that assists with identifying and informing the best value for Councils Tree Planting programs. The Urban Forest Strategy expands on the concept of City in a Park, which is focussed on Geelong’s CBD, to enhance the public and private tree population in all of the suburbs and townships across Greater Geelong. The sum of all these trees and associated vegetation is called the urban forest. Hacks could include developing a best value tree planting program based on a detailed analysis on priority hotspots for tree planting, defining the progress of the strategy by identifying Geelong’s Coolest Suburb, or what is the coolest way to travel by improving connectivity between green areas to allow people to travel along shadier streets on hot days.

Vic Map Features of Interest (Victorian Government - Dept. Land, Environment, Water and Planning)

A prize for the best reuse of the ‘Features of Interest’ dataset (e.g. to families, community groups etc). Can you help people locate facilities around them? DELWP provides a dynamic database of features and sub features such as education centres, community venues, care & emergency facilities.

Victorian War Heritage Inventory (Victorian Government - Veterans)

A prize for the best reuse of data from the Victorian War Heritage Inventory. The Victorian War Heritage Inventory is the record of physical war heritage across Victoria (war memorials, honour rolls, significant sites etc). Suggestions include providing access in a more accessible and interactive way, improving community access to the information, collecting new content and records from the public, or sharing stories of significant war heritage in the State.

Waste Management (Victorian Government: Sustainability Victoria)

How might we use data to better track and quantify the flows of waste and enable better planning and investment? As Victoria’s population increases, there is greater need to minimise and better manage our waste to create more sustainable communities. Mapping and quantifying the flows of waste data would provide evidence for forecasting and planning future infrastructure needs for the state. Industry, local and state government would find this particularly useful given the state infrastructure plan’s purpose and its influence on determining future waste facilities in Victoria.

Ballarat

Prizes that only participants at Ballarat can compete for!

Best Use of Ballarat Data (City of Ballarat)

It is important to identify the relative location of services and facilities used by residents (such as kindergarten, child care, school, work, playgroup, sport & recreation, GP / health practitioners, shopping) with respect to where they live. That is, are members of our community accessing services in their local neighbourhood? If not, are there patterns of travel? This will help to identify how services and facilities are being used now and where they need to be located in the future.

Information that may come in handy:

Data – City of Ballarat data is hosted on www.data.gov.au, with state government information at www.data.vic.gov.au. The ABS also publish information at www.abs.gov.au.

Judging for this challenge will be on the concept of your hack. This challenge is not just limited to applications but could include visualisations, or any tool you may think of – we will leave that one to you. The team who is judged to have the best concept will receive $1000.

Smart Parking in Ballarat (City of Ballarat)

The City of Ballarat is looking at ways to improve parking for residents and people visiting Ballarat. Reasons for requiring parking may vary widely as well as the desired lengths of stay and ways in which citizens may want to engage with parking space. How can we improve parking for our residents? How can we better understand what drives parking behaviours and perceptions around parking? Is there a parking issue in Ballarat? Does the public perception match data available? Information that may come in handy: Data – City of Ballarat data is hosted on www.data.gov.au, with state government information at www.data.vic.gov.au. The ABS also publish information at www.abs.gov.au. Judging for this challenge will be on the concept of your hack. This challenge is not just limited to applications but could be any kind of hack - we will leave that one to you.

Melbourne MapSpace

Prizes that only participants at Melbourne MapSpace can compete for!

Melbourne's Ecology (City of Melbourne)

How can we improve the way we collect and share information about Melbourne’s ecology?

Melbourne Official

Prizes that only participants at Melbourne Official can compete for!

How can City of Melbourne data be used to help businesses make better decisions? (City of Melbourne)

The City of Melbourne has data that could be helpful for new and existing businesses to make better informed decisions, including data relating to location, new development, pedestrian activity, mobility and leisure. However this information is not readily accessible in a seamless and easily digestible way. How can the City of Melbourne; · Make this data accessible to the business community to inform their strategic decisions regarding location. · Improve the way in which City of Melbourne collects information about business activity in the city.

How can City of Melbourne make sure women have access to information about the services support groups and mainstream services that are available to them? (City of Melbourne)

Women find it difficult to access information about the services available to them, especially mainstream services. How can City of Melbourne provide easy and appropriate access to the Safe and Inclusive spaces for women service directory? Concurrently, service directories are notoriously difficult datasets to keep up to date. How can City of Melbourne ensure their service directory data is accurately reflects the services that are available to women who may be experiencing family violence? There are numerous services in the City Of Melbourne and surrounding suburbs designed to assist women who are experiencing or at risk of violence and other related issues. However, while many women could benefit from accessing these services, they don’t identify with being a victim of domestic violence or other negatively perceived labels and hence many find accessing these services at best frustrating and at worst, traumatising. In addition there are many mainstream services and activities that are open to the public that women have identified they would like to use and would find helpful. However, consultations with women and professionals from community organisations have identified that the ability for women to access information about these services and activities is patchy.

How can City of Melbourne work with the community to develop a better understanding of the city’s biodiversity? (City of Melbourne)

How can City of Melbourne work with the community to deliver the cityís mission to protect and enhance nature (blue and green ecosystem and biodiversity) in the city, which are vital for the liveability and resilience of Melbourne? Specifically, how can we foster communityís enthusiasm in urban biodiversity using Melbourne BioBlitz data and empower the community to co-manage the urban nature with us using citizen science? For instance, can the community help us monitor biodiversity more accurately in a changing climate? Or how can they use the collected biodiversity data for their own daily decision making? Little things like what plant to be planted in their backyard or which local parks/reserves to go this weekend for the most wonderful butterfly watch?

Melbourne's Ecology (City of Melbourne)

How can we improve the way we collect and share information about Melbourne’s ecology?

Hack for Wyndham

Prizes that only participants at Hack for Wyndham can compete for!

Hack for Wyndham (City of Wyndham)

The Best entry that uses open data to create something useful for the people of Wyndham. Entries may also support other communties in Victoria or Australia.

Western Australia

Prizes that all participants in Western Australia can compete for!

Best Mentor (GovHack WA and Event Crews)

Spirit of GovHack award.

Best Sponsor (GovHack WA and Event Crews)

Most helpful and engaged sponsor.

Big Data and Analytics Prize (Office of Science, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre)

The best reuse of ‘big data’ or anaytics of multiple data sources. Entries may present insights developed through the use of ‘big data, demonstrate data science capabilities, help others to data mine and understand data from multiple sources; or model data to support informed decisions with changing variables.

Encouragement Award (GovHack WA and Event Crews)

An award for the individual that made a valiant attempt, learnt the most, or is otherwise deserving of further encouragement.

Most Innovative Use Of Location-based Information Prize (SPUR, Powered by Landgate)

To be in the running for this prize, we would like to see creative and innovative uses of location information. We love maps; but surprise us and take open data to the next level by giving us something more left field and thinking out of the box.

Most Promising GovHacker (GovHack WA and Event Crews)

Most innovative, helpful and entrepeneurial team or GovHacker.

Shark Solutions Prize (Department of Fisheries)

The solution which best provides a public safety outcome for shark mitigation for Western Australia’s water users.

Spirit of GovHack WA (GovHack WA and Event Crews)

Spirit of GovHack award.

Sustainable Coastlines Prize (Northern Agricultural Catchments Council)

The entry which promotes a healthy and sustainable marine and coastal environment in Western Australia.

The Keep Western Australia Moving Prize (Main Road WA)

The solution which best improves the mobility of people or the efficiency of freight movement in WA.

Western Australian Citizenship Prize (UnitingCare West)

The solution that best helps vulnerable Western Australians.

Western Australian Community Prize (Department of Local Government and Communities)

The solution that best helps Western Australians to experience and enjoy their communities.

Western Australian Entrepeneurial Prize (SPUR, Powered by Landgate)

The participant or team most likely to push on with their idea.

Western Australian Innovation Prize (Insurance Commission of Western Australia)

The best solution that helps to deliver efficient and equitable insurance services to Western Australians. This can include helping to detect or predict fraudulent insurance claims and services.

Western Australian Solution Prize (SPUR, powered by Landgate)

The participant or team who comes up with an applicable solution to a problem faced by government.

Western Australian Sustainability Prize (Water Corporation of WA)

The solution that helps to sustainably manage the water services of Western Australian to make the State a great place to live and invest in.

Geraldton

Prizes that only participants at Geraldton can compete for!

Spirit Of GovHack Geraldton (GovHack WA and Event Crews)

Spirit of GovHack award.

Perth

Prizes that only participants at Perth can compete for!

Spirit of GovHack Perth (GovHack WA and Event Crews)

Spirit of GovHack award.

New Zealand Major Prizes

Prizes that everyone in New Zealand can compete for!

Best cognitive/analytics hack using IBM Bluemix (IBM)

Combining components of IBM Bluemix and Government data to create a cognitive or analytical hack

Data Journalism 1st (Statistics NZ)

This category is about using government data for data journalism. This could include data visualisation tools, infographic, interactive websites or applications, or anything else that explains, investigates or makes more understandable the often complex array of information in government.

Data Journalism 2nd (Statistics NZ)

This category is about using government data for data journalism. This could include data visualisation tools, infographic, interactive websites or applications, or anything else that explains, investigates or makes more understandable the often complex array of information in government.

Data Journalism 3rd (Statistics NZ)

This category is about using government data for data journalism. This could include data visualisation tools, infographic, interactive websites or applications, or anything else that explains, investigates or makes more understandable the often complex array of information in government.

Open Government 1st (Ancestry)

This is an open category for you to show us how open government data is done :) It could include extensions for data.govt.nz, new approaches to managing data, digitising a major piece of non machine readable government data, improved metadata search or aggregation, some form of citizen engagement with government data. Have fun!

Open Government 2nd (The Media Suite)

This is an open category for you to show us how open government data is done :) It could include extensions for data.govt.nz, new approaches to managing data, digitising a major piece of non machine readable government data, improved metadata search or aggregation, some form of citizen engagement with government data. Have fun!

Open Government 3rd (Internet NZ)

This is an open category for you to show us how open government data is done :) It could include extensions for data.govt.nz, new approaches to managing data, digitising a major piece of non machine readable government data, improved metadata search or aggregation, some form of citizen engagement with government data. Have fun!

New Zealand Bounty Prizes

Prizes that everyone in New Zealand can compete for!

Best Christchurch Smart City Data Hack (Christchurch City Council)

How can we visualise the interaction between the built and natural environments of Christchurch, making the invisible visible. Christchurch City Council has been piloting a Smart City project recently capturing C02 levels, air temperature, luminosity, barometric pressure and noise from around the city and seeks to make it useful and engaging for citizens.

Best Christchurch Transport Data Hack (Canterbury Transport Operations Centre)

How can we give personalised information for a customer’s journey that makes their trip predictable, enjoyable and interesting?

Best data hack involving environmental data (Environment Canterbury)

How can we show environmental data in a new light and help the citizen understand the state of the environment around them. How can data can help influence their community to make smarter decisions in planning.

Best Engagement Data Hack (Christchurch City Council)

How can we get people on board with cycleways in this Christchurch. We know, from the research, that people want a greener city that is more pedestrian and cycle-friendly. And we know people are generally supportive of cycle routes until that cycle route impacts on their trees, or their parking, or the way they access their property or business. So how do we get people excited about cycling in this city, so that when the a cycle route comes past their house they can see the bigger picture of what they are gaining, not what they’re losing.

Best University of Canterbury data hack (UC College of Business and Law and UC College of Engineering)

How do we better plan our open days to manage both student and visitor needs in a useful and engaging way.

Christchurch News and Community Data Hack (Christchurch City Council)

How do we build a sense of community in Christchurch with news and information ?

How can we enable citizens to make more informed decisions of changing river levels in flood prone areas? (Christchurch City Council)

Christchurch has challenges with local flooding, particularly in residential areas, and CCC seeks to engage and enable citizens to make more informed decisions in regards to changing river levels in flood prone areas.

How does CCC prioritise which buildings to assess after an earthquake based on the likelihood of damage and liquefaction occurring? (Christchurch City Council)

Christchurch rebuilding and more accurate and useful ways to identify damage across city assets and buildings quickly and easily.

How we can support people to get healthcare from the right provider (Canterbury District Health Board)

The increasing number of people attending the Emergency Department (ED) is not evenly distributed across the population with young adult attendance growing more quickly than other age groups. Young adults are less likely to need treatment quickly or to be admitted to hospital for further care. Despite this, when most people are asked they indicate they thought ED is the appropriate place for them to receive care.

Most promising Christchurch student (University of Canterbury Centre for Entrepreneurship)

There will be up to 2 UC Centre for Entrepreneurship Summer Scholarships on offer for any Christchurch tertiary student from University of Canterbury, Area or Lincoln University, participating in GovHack Christchurch. Each scholarship is worth $5,000 (tax free) and will be awarded to 2 most promising UC students who wish to continue their venture in a 10 week summer start-up programme.

Showcase Whanganui (Whanganui District Council)

How can we use GIS data to showcase Whanganui’s unique heritage, facilities and events?

The identity of Christchurch (Christchurch City Council)

How can we describe the identity of Christchurch in 2016? Our city and key icons have changed since the quakes and we wish to understand how the citizens of Christchurch perceive the identity of their city in 2015.

Whanganui community hack (Whanganui District Council)

How can we use Whanganui data to connect the local community and visitors in a fun and engaging way?


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