24th International Symposium on
Graph Drawing & Network Visualization
19-21 September 2016, Athens, Greece

23rd Graph Drawing Contest

Call for Participation

The 23rd Annual Graph Drawing Contest shall be held in conjunction with the 24th International Symposium on Graph Drawing and network Visualization (GD 2016).

The contest has two parts: the Creative Topics and the Live Challenge.

Creative Topics

The creative topics are provided several months before the conference and focus on free-form visualisation of specific graphs. Two graphs are provided, and participants are invited to submit any drawings of one or both of the graphs. The submissions will be judged by the contest committee during the symposium. This year's topics are country relations in the Panama papers, and the Greek mythology family tree.

For details, see here.

Live Challenge

The live challenge will be held during the conference in a format similar to a typical programming contest, where teams are presented with a collection of challenge graphs and have approximately one hour to submit their highest scoring drawings. This year the challenge is the same as last year, and shall focus on minimizing the crossing number in book embeddings.

For details, see here. The tool for the manual category has changed since last year's contest. Please download the new version.


Thanks to our generous sponsors, a monetary prize will be handed out to the best submission in each of the following four categories:

  • Creative Topics: Panama Papers
  • Creative Topics: Greek Mythology
  • Live Challenge: Automatic Category
  • Live Challenge: Manual Category

Contest Committee

Philipp Kindermann
in Hagen

Maarten Löffler
Utrecht University

Lev Nachmanson

Ignaz Rutter
Institute of Technology