Prize Name Prize Category Description Eligibility Criteria
International Prize

Community Resilience Hack

Sponsored by 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? All Australian and New Zealand teams are eligible. Must use at least two Official GovHack Datasets. Ideas for where to look at http://govhack.org.nz/resources/2016-data/
International Prize

Machine Learning Hack

Sponsored by 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. All Australian and New Zealand teams are eligible. Must use at least two Official GovHack Datasets. Ideas for where to look at http://govhack.org.nz/resources/2016-data/
International Prize

Storytelling Hack

Sponsored by 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? All Australian and New Zealand teams are eligible. Must use at least two Official GovHack Datasets. Ideas for where to look at http://govhack.org.nz/resources/2016-data/
Open Government 1st

Sponsored by 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! MUST USE some open govt data. Ideas for where to look at http://govhack.org.nz/resources/2016-data/
Open Government 2nd

Sponsored by 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! MUST USE some open govt data. Ideas for where to look at http://govhack.org.nz/resources/2016-data/
Open Government 3rd

Sponsored by 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! MUST USE some open govt data. Ideas for where to look at http://govhack.org.nz/resources/2016-data/
Data Journalism 1st

Sponsored by 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. MUST USE some open govt data. Ideas for where to look at http://govhack.org.nz/resources/2016-data/
Data Journalism 2nd

Sponsored by 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. MUST USE some open govt data. Ideas for where to look at http://govhack.org.nz/resources/2016-data/
Data Journalism 3rd

Sponsored by 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. MUST USE some open govt data. Ideas for where to look at http://govhack.org.nz/resources/2016-data/
Best cognitive/analytics hack using IBM Bluemix

Sponsored by IBM

Combining components of IBM Bluemix and Government data to create a cognitive or analytical hack MUST USE some open govt data. Ideas for where to look at http://govhack.org.nz/resources/2016-data/
BOUNTY sponsored by Department of Internal Affairs How can we reduce the incidence of dog attacks? / How can we ensure that New Zealanders are excellent dog owners? Candidate entries will be judged on how well they help the public and government policy makers to understand and draw insights on the problems and potential solutions.” Dog related data can be found at
beta.data.govt.nz/dataset?q=dog
BOUNTY sponsored by Department of Internal Affairs How can we better understand how councils are performing? Candidate entries will be judged on how well they help the public and government policy makers to understand and draw insights on the problems and potential solutions. Local government related data can be found at
· beta.data.govt.nz/group/local-government
· localcouncils.govt.nz
· Local Government NZ
· Local Government Commission – useful links
BOUNTY Showcase Whanganui

Sponsored by Whanganui District Council

How can we use GIS data to showcase Whanganui’s unique heritage, facilities and events? See Whanganui GIS data http://wdc.whanganui.govt.nz/odata/xml/ and http://whanganuiwhatson.nz/
BOUNTY Whanganui community hack

Sponsored by Whanganui District Council

How can we use Whanganui data to connect the local community and visitors in a fun and engaging way? http://wdc.whanganui.govt.nz/odata/xml/ See protected trees, utility hole covers, storm water lines, heritage buildings etc.
BOUNTY The identity of Christchurch

Sponsored by 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. MUST use some open govt data and recent survey data to help inform the answer to this question https://github.com/ccc-digital-channels/datasets/tree/master/GovHack2016-Christchurch/How-people-feel-about-Christchurch. Other datasets about Christchurch in https://github.com/ccc-digital-channels/datasets/tree/master/GovHack2016-Christchurch may be useful.
BOUNTY Best Christchurch Smart City Data Hack

Sponsored by 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. MUST use some open data and the environmental monitoring datasets from newly installed monitoring technology located https://github.com/ccc-digital-channels/datasets/tree/master/GovHack2016-Christchurch
BOUNTY How can we enable citizens to make more informed decisions of changing river levels in flood prone areas?

Sponsored 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. MUST use CCC specific river flow data for Dudley Creek found here https://github.com/ccc-digital-channels/datasets/tree/master/GovHack2016-Christchurch, but also data from Canterbury Maps, NIWA.
BOUNTY Christchurch News and Community Data Hack

Sponsored Christchurch City Council

How do we build a sense of community in Christchurch with news and information ? MUST use some open govt data and must use Newsline dataset from https://github.com/ccc-digital-channels/datasets/tree/master/GovHack2016-Christchurch
BOUNTY How does CCC prioritise which buildings to assess after an earthquake based on the likelihood of damage and liquefaction occurring?

Sponsored by Christchurch City Council

Christchurch rebuilding and more accurate and useful ways to identify damage across city assets and buildings quickly and easily. MUST use CCC Service Centre locations https://github.com/ccc-digital-channels/datasets/tree/master/GovHack2016-Christchurch and Geonet ground acceleration data. There may be other datasets available from Coordinates and Canterbury Maps
BOUNTY Best University of Canterbury data hack

Sponsored by 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. MUST USE some open govt data. Ideas for where to look at http://govhack.org.nz/resources/2016-data/
BOUNTY Most promising Christchurch student

Sponsored by 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. MUST USE some open govt data. Ideas for where to look at http://govhack.org.nz/resources/2016-data/
BOUNTY How we can support people to get healthcare from the right provider

Sponsored by 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. MUST USE some open govt data. Ideas for where to look at http://govhack.org.nz/resources/2016-data/ A dataset from CDHB on the numbers of people attending ED may also be useful and can be found https://github.com/ccc-digital-channels/datasets/tree/master/GovHack2016-Christchurch
BOUNTY Best data hack involving environmental data

Sponsored by 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. MUST use at least one dataset from Canterbury Maps or ecan.data.govt.nz, focusing on datasets across:
· Air quality data
· Rainfall data
· Riverflow data
· Well level data
· Water quality data
· Resource Consents
BOUNTY Best Engagement Data Hack

Sponsored by 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. MUST USE some open govt data. Ideas for where to look at http://govhack.org.nz/resources/2016-data/, including submissions from a recent consultation on a major cycle route in Christchurch under https://github.com/ccc-digital-channels/datasets/tree/master/GovHack2016-Christchurch
BOUNTY Best Christchurch Transport Data Hack

Sponsored Canterbury Transport Operations Centre

How can we give personalised information for a customer’s journey that makes their trip predictable, enjoyable and interesting? MUST use some open govt data. Datasets on NZTA, Transport for ChCh http://api.tmpforchch.co.nz/v4/tmps?key=govhack2016&format=geojson&limit=10000, and the real time traffic flow dataset https://github.com/ccc-digital-channels/datasets/tree/master/GovHack2016-Christchurch may be useful.
BOUNTY Best Innovative Hack Utilizing Statistics NZ Data

Sponsored by Stats NZ

Criteria: 1) Use of at least one Statistics NZ dataset, 2) Innovation and creativity of hack to use Statistics NZ data for a new purpose or alongside other government data.

 

 MUST use at least one Statistics NZ dataset.