I just wanted to drop you a quick line to remind you that mashup competition entries are due in a week, and to let you know that we've modified the scope of the competition to make it easier for entrants - you don't have to make a complete site, just something that could be part of a larger site. The idea is to create something that does one thing, and does it well.
More information is available on our developer blog, http://sciencemuseumdiscovery.com/blogs/museumdev/cosmic-collections-do-one-thing-and-do-it-well/.
How to take part - a quick reminder
1. Check out the data at http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/objectapi/cosmosculturepublic.svc/MuseumObjects
2. Get some help:
Read our tips for entrants <http://cosmiccollections.pbworks.com/Tips-for-entrants> , check out these mashup resources <http://cosmiccollections.pbworks.com/mashup-resources> , and get some info about our audiences <http://cosmiccollections.pbworks.com/About-Science-Museum-online-audiences> . Check out the documentation <http://cosmiccollections.pbworks.com/Cosmic-Collections-API> and connect with other people <http://cosmiccollections.pbworks.com/#register> who want to enter the competiton. You can also join the Google group <http://groups.google.com/group/science-museum-apis> or use the hashtag #coscultcom in conversations on Twitter.
3. Get inspired- visit the exhibition <http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/galleries/cosmos_and_culture.aspx> , check out these videos <http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=EB3C8735A76D5C10> about some of the objects or more photos <http://www.flickr.com/photos/sciencemuseum/sets/72157622795904954/> .
4. Get creative and get mashing!
5. Send us a link to your entry.
Email us by midnight on November 28 (GMT) - you don't need to pre-register.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments. If you've got requests for tweaks to our data (API, images, etc), it's worth asking - I may be able to help out (no promises, mind you).