||Award of Distinction, Prix Ars Electronica 2011||Award||Ars Electronica|
Transcribe Bentham received an Award of Distinction in the 'Digital Communities' category of the 2011 Prix Ars Electronica, the world's premier digital arts competition. This award constituted joint second place out of a field of 407 entrants, and carried a cash prize of €5,000. I was invited to speak at the winners' conference in Linz, where the Ars Electronica organisation are based. In its report, the Prix jury noted that the Transcribe Bentham transcription tool has 'the potential to become a standard tool for scholarly crowdsourcing projects', and that the project as a whole has the 'potential to create the legacy of participatory education and the preservation of an endangered culture'.