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SciStarter Citizen Science Contest




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This is your opportunity to help millions of citizen scientists contribute to real scientific discovery. Make their experiences better by coming up with solutions to some real annoyances that hinder their participation. We're looking for entries that creates a solution to one of the challenges below, is a new citizen science project you've developed, or presents a tool that may be used for current/future citizen science projects.

To get you started here are four very real challenges:

Select one or more to solve or come up with your own creative solution to more than 500 citizen science projects listed on

Stay informed of new citizen science projects on the Citizen Science group page.

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Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia,  Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, and Denmark<. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, January 21, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.


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