Contest History


Graph Drawing contests are annually held in conjunction with the Symposium of Graph Drawing since 1994. I think the original idea came from Peter Eades and Joe Marks, who were also the first contest organizers. The winners of the first contest received a book as award. Later, cash prices were established. In 2008, gold medals and trophies were awarded to the winners. The results of the contest were furthermore published in the proceedings of the Graph Drawing Symposium, with Springer LNCS.


Over the years, we had a variety of contest categories:


Graph Drawing, even though very important, is a subject for very few specialists in the field. Since the contest challenges the state of the art, it is no wonder that the number of submissions is usually not too large. Here is some statistics of the participation in the contest.