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Apply for Eurasian Data Stories Contest
ForSet is excited to announce a story competition where participants can win € 1,000 or free attendance at the Caucasus' largest data event - DataFest Tbilisi 2019.

The stories created within the contest will be published at Eurasian Data Stories (https://stories.forset.ge/en/), the first cross-regional website, recently launched by ForSet, uniting data content from all over Eurasia region.


Who can apply?
Data storytellers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Georgia, Hungary, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.


What should the stories be like?
- Stories should be well-balanced, nicely structured, based on reliable data, and about an issue of public importance.
- You are free to choose any format you like for your story, be it an article, video, Infographic, interactive or mixed media.
- Topics can vary from academics, economics and politics to security and society.
- Stories should be in English and should be created for this content specifically. The English version of the story should not be published anywhere else other than Eurasian Data Stories.

What are the story criteria?
- Relevance of the topic (Is it acute and important? Is the angle chosen originally?)
- Data Accuracy (Is your data collected and analyzed smartly? Are your data sources diverse and accurate?)
- Use of format (Is the format suggested relevant to your story? Is the story told in an innovative way?)
- Reach/Impact (how important is the story's public impact or benefit - the degree to which it serves the interests of democratic society?)

Winners
There will be two winners.
- First place award: € 1,000
- ForSet’s pick: Free attendance at DataFest Tbilisi 2019 (travel + accommodation + ticket fee)

Deadline
The deadline to apply (as well as submit the first draft of your stories) is February 18, 2019.

Your name *
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What is the main idea/massage of your story. Please, use 'one-sentence rule' to describe it. *
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What are you trying to achieve with your project? *
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Please submit the link to your dataset *
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Who is your primary audience, who are you targeting with this story? *
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What communication channels will you use to reach your audience? *
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What kind of assistance can our team offer you to help you develop the story and final product?
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Please provide the link to the first draft of your story/project. *
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Would you like to add anything?
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