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Winners and selections for Mix & Mash 2013

November Showcase:
Stories about the future

The November Showcase, the final Showcase of 2013, called for 'Stories about the future' using open New Zealand content and data. We received some fantastic entries which looked into the future of urban planning, transportation, and the environment.

All the November Showcase winners go forward to the Supreme Storytelling Awards for 2013, to be judged by international guest judge Lawrence Lessig, and Chris Harwood from the Ministry of Education.

Check out the November winners below and stay tuned for the Supreme Awards announcement coming soon!

November Showcase Student Award

Tane's Tale

by Georgia, Nicole and Rachel Chappell.

Tane’s Tale takes away the November Showcase Student Award and the $500 prize with this thoughtful and detailed story about preserving our natural environment.

November Showcase Award

New Zealand Oil Spill Map

by Edith Woischin, Laurent Lebreton, and Timo Franz.

The New Zealand Oil Spill Map brings together data and content from New Zealand and overseas sources, including Te Ara—The Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, DOC, Ministry of Fisheries, Ministry of Primary Industries, as well as openly licensed images from Flickr and Wikimedia Commons.

Highly Commended

Kids’ Auckland Plan

by Travis, Evan & Jared Manning.

Another stella entry from the multi-talented Manning brothers. Using the Auckland Unitary Plan as a starting point, this video makes some fantastic suggestions about Auckland’s future and is cleverly illustrated with Creative Commons licensed images.

Don’t Peel the Banana

by Charlotte, Nick, Kaye, Brooklyn and Zoe from Lumsden Primary School.

This fantastic entry answers a very important question: How will students travel to school in 2113? By portals, massive birds, clouds, waterslides, and teleporting apples of course!


Some slick use of openly licensed images earned these two image entries Commended Awards and a $75 prize each.

by Hayley Garcia.

Cars of the Future
by Emma McLaughlan.

Thanks to our November Showcase sponsors NIWA, LINZ and organising partner Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand.