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The 2015 Valuable Artifacts Prize is now open for entries


The scheme, sponsored by alumnus Dr Steve Moyle (Worcester, 1994), defines an artifact as any tangible creation that is sufficiently concrete that it could be developed further by someone with similar skills.  This could include: a design; working code; documentation; algorithm; test specification.  The Valuable Artifacts Prize is open to all members of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, not just students and academics!

To apply, please email by 5pm on 1 October 2015.  Your application cannot exceed 2,000 words and must contain the following information: a description of the artifact including its purposes and benefits; methods; and a list of all contributors.  You must also include a summary sentence of 30 words or fewer that describes the artifact to a layman. A panel, consisting of Dr Steve Moyle and senior members of the Department, will consider all entries and identify the item that could reasonably be developed further.  The panel’s decision is final.  The creator(s) of the winning entry will receive a single prize totalling £500 at a prize giving reception in November.