GD99 Graph-Drawing Contest

Organized by Franz Brandenburg, Michael Jünger, Joe Marks, Petra Mutzel, and Falk Schreiber.


The sixth annual graph-drawing contest will be held in conjunction with Graph Drawing 99. The themes of this year's contest will be information visualization, text annotation, incremental/dynamic graph drawing, theory, and graph-drawing art. Winning entries for each category will be chosen by a panel of experts. All contest materials must be submitted in hard copy either by mail, or in person at the symposium. A prize fund of $1000 (U.S.) is anticipated. As usual, the winning entries will be described in the symposium proceedings.

How to Enter the Contest

Background information, instructions, judging criteria, and data (for contests A, B, and C) are available via the following links: You can submit entries for any or all of these contests on-site at the GD 99 Symposium, or you can mail them ahead of time to the following address: Joe Marks, MERL, 201 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139, U.S.A. Mailed entries must be received by Friday, September 10, 1999. Drawings must be submitted in hard copy; videos must be in VHS PAL format (to facilitate playback at the symposium). Two copies of all materials are required. Each submission must be accompanied by the following information: All mailed entries will be acknowledged on or before Friday, September 10, 1999, so if you do not receive an acknowledgment, please contact one of the organizers.

All contest winners will be expected to supply suitable imagery and prose for the contest report.

Questions or comments should be directed to Joe Marks.

Corporate Sponsors

MERL--A Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory, Tom Sawyer Software, and others to be confirmed.