First Europeana Challenge 2016

Is 2016 a competitive year for you? Then you might want to join in, because another Europeana Challenge is on!

In the last couple of years, the Austrian National Library took part in a lot of different Europeana Projects and has therefore made a lot of its content available within the Europeana Collections. We therefore would like to introduce the current Europeana Challenge to you, which is all about re-using digital and openly-licensed content.

Are you creative and interested in designing products or services concerning Europe’s digital cultural heritage? Here is your chance!

What is it about?

Create a product, service or project that reuses Europe’s openly licensed content within the themes First World War, Art & Design and Europe’s musical heritage. This could be apps, online services, games, e-books or artistic and product designs, etc..

Your creation should be able to demonstrate a clear social and or economic impact, either offering a new and engaging way of experiencing and/or interacting with digital cultural content, supporting lifelong learning or enabling the commercial re-use of cultural date. You also should have a clear business model at hand.

It is not absolutely necessary for your idea to be completely developed; you can also submit a concept, prototype or something in an early stage of production.

How do I find the content?

You can find a list of selected content on the Europeana labs site, but of course you can also search within Europeana Collections .

If you have any questions concerning the usable content and/or the Europeana API, get in touch with There will also be a weekly online Q&A sessions on 12th February at 13:00 CET and 19 February at 11.00 CET. Subscribe for a session by sending him an e-mail with your preferred date.

What more is there to know?

You can win a share of the total prize fund of 25.000 Euro (the exact amount depends on the quality of application). Deadline is the 29thof February 2016 and you can fill out the Submission Form here. If your entry makes it to the next round, you will be contacted to set up a skype interview to further evaluate your submission. The winners will be contact in the end of March.

Be Creative! Participate! And maybe you can even find and use some Austrian National Library Content that fits one of the 3 themes! Good Luck!

For more information klick here.