UK-based Talis who have announced the winners in their Mashuping Up the Library Competition 2006. The contest was intended to "openly encourage innovation in the display, use, and reuse of data from and about libraries." They had 18 entries, all of which are listed over in their forum (and will get listed here at ProgrammableWeb). First prize of £1,000 went to John Blyberg of Ann Arbor District Library in Ann Arbor, MI for his entry Go-Go-Google-Gadget makes library data easily available through a Google gadget. Note that Talis has announced they will be re-opening the contest for another round. That contest is over but keep in mind there are other developer contests underway at the moment with time remaining to enter. The next two to close, both ending in October, are:
- BT Exact Mashup Competition 2006: BT, a ProgrammableWeb sponsor, is hosting this open mashup contest with no constraints on which APIs can be used. A winning mashup here might lead to £2,500 and a very interesting job at BT. For more on the contest see this earlier post.
- Rhapsody Web Services Contest: Use the Rhapsody API in order to win a road trip anywhere in the world to see your favorite band (I am one of the judges on this contest). Some first-round winners have been announced like this one now listed here: Pitchforkmedia Rhapsody Mashup. Other details on their site or this post here.
The easiest way to keep-up with mashup contests is via the /contests page here.