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The Guardian Data Blog and Google are teaming up to find the best open government datavis out there.

There is a top prize of $2,000 on offer for the best visualisation of open government data. The Open Knowledge Foundation will be helping to judge the competition and we want to see imaginative, clear and beautiful visualisations that give a unique perspective on an open government data set of your choice.

Use existing data visualisation tools or develop your own new one. You need not be a developer in order to enter, the most important thing is that the data you have chosen to visualise is approached in an interesting and compelling way.

The competition is open to citizens of the UK, US, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden. The winner will take home $2,000 and the result will be published on the Guardian Datastore on the Show and Tell site as well as this blog.

Use our Data Catalogs website resource to find open government data to get you started, but of course feel free to bring your own data to the party. The most important thing is that all data used conforms to the Open Definition.

##How Do I enter?

To enter fill in the form over on the Guardian’s website – feel free to ask questions about the competition via

The competition closes on 2nd April 2013

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Sam is a data trainer and wrangler at Open Knowledge. He Tweets from @Noel_Mas

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