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Prize Winners

Since the Vesuvius Challenge was launched in March 2023, a lot has happened. On this page we document all the prizes that have been won.

We have awarded $1,265,500 in prizes so far!

$29,000 Open Source (May, 2024)

Goal: Increase the probability we read 90% of four scrolls in 2024.
Announcement: Blog post

$35,000 Open Source (April, 2024)

Goal: Increase the probability we read 90% of four scrolls in 2024.
Announcement: Blog post

$42,500 Open Source (March, 2024)

Goal: Increase the probability we read 90% of four scrolls in 2024.
Announcement: Blog post

$850,000 Grand Prize 2023 (December 31, 2023)

Goal: Reveal four passages within the scrolls.
Announcement: Announcement page

$12,000 Open Source (December 31, 2023)

Goal: Increase the probability the Grand Prize gets awarded.
Announcement: Blog post

$25,000 Open Source (November 30, 2023)

Goal: Increase the probability the Grand Prize gets awarded.
Announcement: Blog post

$60,000 First Letters & Ink (October 12, 2023)

Goal: Find the first letters within the scrolls.
Announcement: Announcement page

$45,000 Segmentation Tooling 2 (October 3, 2023)

Goal: Help the segmentation team do larger and harder areas.
Announcement: Blog post

$12,000 Ink Detection Followup (September 8, 2023)

Goal: Take the models from the Ink Detection Prize (see below) and apply them to the scrolls, to find letters.
Announcement: Blog post

$45,000 Segmentation Tooling (June 27, 2023)

Goal: Help the segmentation team do larger and harder areas.
Announcement: Blog post

$100,000 Kaggle Ink Detection (July 14, 2023)

Goal: Optimize fragment-based ink detection methods.
Announcement: Blog post / Kaggle competition / More info

$10,000 Open Source (April 14, 2023)

Goal: Increase the probability the Grand Prize gets awarded.
Announcement: Blog post / Live stream

EduceLab tools

Before and during the competition, EduceLab has put out various works. With these tools, they have laid the foundation for the community. While EduceLab members are ineligible for prizes, we want to recognize their efforts.