1998 AUG 28
ALT-X - MARK AMERIKA
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 17:01:00
Subject: Alt-X/trAce International Hypertext Competition
INTERNATIONAL HYPERTEXT COMPETITION
Alt-X and trAce are pleased to announce their first
International Hypertext Competition. We offer a single
prize of One Thousand English Pounds for the best
hypertext site on the web.
Deadline for entries: December 31st 1998
What is hypertext?
Ted Nelson, who invented the term hypertext over 30
years ago, described it as "non-sequential writing --
text that branches and allows choices to the reader,
best read at an interactive screen. As popularly
conceived, this is a series of text chunks connected
by links which offer the reader different pathways."
We prefer to see it as "multi-sequential" writing
but are generally comfortable with his description
here. Also, we're open to work that integrates other
media as well (sound, images, Java, etc.) but it
should be primarily text-based and easily accessible
from the average web-surfer's home-computer.
What kinds of hypertext entries are you looking for?
First of all, they have to be web-based. On the entry
form, please be sure to include the URL (web address)
so that we know where to look for your project.
Hypertexts submitted on disk are not acceptable. We
will be judging the entries against the following
* High quality writing
* Excellent overall conceptual design and hyperlink
* Ease of use for the average web-surfer (if we can't
read it on our home machines then we'll just move
on to the next one!)
How many awards will there be?
There will be a single award of One Thousand English
pounds (approximately $1600). Other entries will be
considered for publication at trAce or Alt-X and we
will contact you if we're interested in publishing
your work. We are happy to consider multi-authored
sites, although there should be one named
representative. (It's up to you how you split the
How do I enter?
Complete and send the entry form. You will receive
an acknowledgement of your entry by email within
the following few days. If you have a query about
your entry please email us.
Who will judge my entry?
Entries will be shortlisted by a panel of experts
in hypertext and web-authoring. The overall Judge
will be eminent hypertext specialist ROBERT COOVER
of Brown University.
My site is dynamic and changes all the time. How
can I be sure the judges will see it at its best?
We know that hypertext sites are always being
expanded and updated. Your entry will be scrutinised
by several judges on several different occasions.
Just make sure it's always at its best!
What are the competition rules?
Since this is such a fluid area of development we
are keeping the rules simple and straightforward
When will the results of the competition be announced?
To enter, point your web browser to:
The trAce/alt-x International Hypertext Competition
is organised by:
P.O. Box 241
Boulder, CO 80306
Nottingham Trent University
phone ++ 44 (0)115 948 6360
* Entries must be the work of the author(s)
listed on the submission form.
* Sites must remain online from the date of
submission until 30th May 1999.
* You can only submit one autonomous project
per person (do not submit the URL for an
entire website with multiple links to
* Sites must be written in English.
* TrAce and alt-x both have the option to
feature the winning hypertext on their sites.
* The Judge's decision is final.
* The prize will be paid in sterling.
here to see and be seen by some of the best in the business,
and maybe even walk away with all that silver. Check this out!
Would you like to see your work in Zn?