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SSA Vic Di Cook Award

Open-Source Statistical Software Award by Statistical Society Australia, Victorian Branch

Submission has closed

There were a total of 11 applications for the 2021 Di Cook Award. You can find the tutorials for some of these software in the showcase section. We will make a new call for submission in the last quarter of 2022 for the next Di Cook Award.

Eligibility

  1. The Award is open to students, or students who graduated within one year of the application due date, of Victorian or Tasmanian tertiary institutes only.
  2. The Award is not open to any work that has won another software competition or award, although the applicant may submit separate work that is significantly different to any previously winning work.
  3. The applicant must have begun the development while enrolled as a student.
  4. The applicant does not need to be an SSA member to apply for this award.
  5. Individuals or teams are eligible to participate in this competition.
  6. If the software development was a team effort, the major contribution should be that of the students.
  7. The submitted software must be open-source and actively maintained at the time of entry.

Criteria

The applicant must submit:

The applicant may also optionally submit:

All of these items should be submitted by completing the application form under Forms before the application deadline. All submitted materials must be in English.

Judges & Assessors

  1. Assessors will be drawn from expert statistical software developers who are not entrants in the current round.
  2. Assessors will be preferably drawn from outside of Victoria and Tasmania.
  3. Assessors give input by completing the assessor form similar to the one supplied under Forms.
  4. The judging panel will comprise committee members of the newly formed Statistical Computing and Visualisation Section of the Statistical Society of Australia.
  5. Assessors for this competition will be decided after close of submission upon consultation with the judging panel.
  6. A judging panel will collate assessors input to decide on the winner.
  7. The decision of the judging panel is final.

If you would like to be an assessor, please email along with your software expertise.

Forms

Important Dates

Date What
Tue 21st Sep 2021 Opening of submissions
Fri 26th Nov 2021 3rd Dec 2021 Close of submissions (deadline extended by one week)
Wed 30th March 2022 Announcement of the award winner

Prize

The awardee will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and an opportunity to present their work at an event planned in 2022.

All applications of sufficient quality will have their tutorial (if supplied) made available on the website (https://statsocaus.github.io/dicook-award/) with its introduction and link to the tutorial circulated to SSA Vic members and other avenues.

Corrections

If you see mistakes or want to suggest changes, please create an issue on the source repository.