2012: Knetworks competition. Second place (€5,000).
Organised by the Oxford Internet Institute as part of the Knetworks project, this competition identified platforms for networked innovation. You can view pictures from the associated workshop and awards dinner.
2011: Digital Heritage Award. Shortlisted.
2011: Prix Ars Electronica 2011. Award of Distinction (joint second out of 407 entries) and €5,000, in the ‘Digital Communities’ category.
The Prix is one of the world’s foremost digital arts competitions, and in 2009 this same Award of Distinction was bestowed upon Wikileaks. You can read about Transcribe Bentham‘s trip to Linz in September 2011 to attend the Ars Electronica festival, and collect the award.
In their summary, the category jury suggested that Transcribe Bentham‘s transcription tool has ‘the potential to become a standard tool for scholarly crowdsourcing projects’.