Call for Participation

The 24th Annual Graph Drawing Contest shall be held in conjunction with the 25th International Symposium on Graph Drawing and network Visualization (GD 2017).

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

Creative Topics

The creative topics are provided a year in advance 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 the Graph Drawing citation graph, and the human metabolism graph.

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 will focus on maximizing the angles between crossing edges in straight-line embeddings. The tool is now available online.

For details, see here.


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: Graph Drawing Citations
  • Creative Topics: Human Metabolism
  • Live Challenge: Automatic Category
  • Live Challenge: Manual Category


The results are now available here!

Contest Committee

Philipp Kindermann
in Hagen
Maarten Löffler
Utrecht University
Ignaz Rutter
TU Eindhoven

Will Devanny
UC Irvine