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Four Weeks Left! NLM Pill Image Recognition Challenge Submission Ends May 31

The NLM Pill Image Recognition Challenge submission period, which began April 4, will end at 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday May 31, 2016.

A Federal Register Notice and Submission Instructions provide further information about the Challenge.

As stated in the Federal Register Notice, individuals, private entities, and teams interested in submitting must first register.

Additional restrictions, such as for Federal employees, are in the Federal Register Notice. Only US citizens, permanent residents of the US, and entities that are incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in the US can be eligible to win a monetary prize (in whole or in part).

There is no deadline for registering, but an individual, private entity, or team must register before making a Challenge submission.

A submission shall be a USB drive containing a Virtual Machine (VM) that arrives no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at:

Pill Image Recognition Challenge
Computational Photography Project for Pill Identification (C3PI)
National Library of Medicine
Building 38A, Room B1-N30
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

A few musts:

Keep in mind that Monday, May 30, is Memorial Day, a federal holiday.

The NLM Pill Image Recognition Challenge is a National Institutes of Health Challenge under the America COMPETES (Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science) Reauthorization Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-358).

#PillPic is the NLM Pill Image Recognition Challenge hashtag. #publicprizes is the Federal hashtag.

Acknowledgement: “Hourglass” graphic by Dima Lagunov from the Noun Project.