Over the past two days the ~100 delegates of the 2017 LODLAM Summit listened to the final pitches from the five finalists of the Technical Challenge and voted on the winners for two prizes. Valentine Charles (Europeana) announced the two prize winners.
Grand Prize went to: DIVE+
Open Data Prize went to: WarSampo
Grand Prize – DIVE+ was awarded this USD$2,000 prize because they have demonstrated significant impact (a mix of social, cultural, and technical factors). All of the Summit sponsors provided the sponsorship for the prize and funds for the travel grants.
WarSampo was awarded USD$1,000 prize where making cultural heritage material openly available has been a core aspect of a linked open data project. Synaptica provided the sponsorship for the prize.