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In memory of John Hunter, we are pleased to announce the first SciPy John Hunter Excellence in Plotting Competition. This open competition aims to highlight the importance of quality plotting to scientific progress and showcase the capabilities of the current generation of plotting software. Participants are invited to submit scientific plots to be judged by a panel. The winning entries will be announced and displayed at the conference.

NumFOCUS is graciously sponsoring cash prizes for the winners in the following amounts:

1st prize: $500 2nd prize: $200 3rd prize: $100 We look forward to exciting submissions that push the boundaries of plotting, in this, our first attempt at this kind of competition.

The SciPy Plotting Contest Organizer -Michael Droettboom, Space Telescope Science Institute