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Entry submission form: 2020 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge
The 2020 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge will award up to €35,000 to innovative entries that leverage open biodiversity data and tools from the GBIF network to advance scientific knowledge and understanding.

Please carefully review both the call for submissions ( and the official rules ( regarding entry and eligibility requirements. The form should be filled in English. Ineligible submissions will not be considered.

PLEASE NOTE: Submitted entries cannot be edited, so we recommend that you
1) review this form before completing it
2) prepare and save your submission locally prior to filling out the form

Entrants must be received via the Challenge submission page by 27 July 2020, at 1600 CEST (UTC +2). The winners will be announced at the 27th GBIF Governing Board meeting, in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, in September 2020.

To submit your entry, you must consent to register your contact details with GBIF below so that we may communicate with you about your entry and the Challenge.

Please address all inquiries and questions about the Challenge to

Best of luck!
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Submission title *
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Team member(s): Name, affiliation; et al. *
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Abstract and rationale (max. 1000 words): The abstract should describe your submission, why it matters to GBIF communities, and how it intends to serve their needs. *
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Operating instructions: how does your submission work? Provide simple, clear step-by-step instructions here (detailed technical aspects should be documented in your submission's website or repository). *
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Link to visuals: include introductory video or screencast (max 5 min.), screenshots, presentation, poster, infographics etc. Good visuals demonstrate and describe the submission, its features and its benefits. *
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Link(s) to source location: direct the jury to your online submission's website or repository. *
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By entering this submission to the 2020 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge, I agree to abide by the challenge rules ( and grant GBIF permission both to register my contact details in accordance with its privacy policy ( and to follow up with me by email regarding this entry.
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