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Call For Entries
for 21st Annual (2024) "Humies" Awards
for Human-Competitive Results
Produced by Genetic and Evolutionary Computation

To be Held at
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2024)

Entries are hereby solicited for awards totalling $10,000 for human-competitive results that have been produced by any form of genetic and evolutionary computation (including, but not limited to genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolution strategies, evolutionary programming, learning classifier systems, grammatical evolution, gene expression programming, differential evolution, etc.) and that have been published in the open literature between the deadline for the previous competition and the deadline for the current competition.

The competition will be held as part of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (GECCO) conference operated by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (SIGEVO). Entries chosen to be finalists will be made at the conference. The winners of the awards will be announced during the conference.

Important Dates

Friday May 31, 2024 — Deadline for entries (consisting of one TEXT file, PDF files for one or more papers, and possible "in press" documentation, see the main Humies pages, http://www.human-competitive.org/call-for-entries). Please send entries to goodman at msu dot edu
Friday June 14, 2024 — Finalists will be notified by e-mail
Friday June 28, 2024 — Any finalists who will not be in Melbourne to present in person must submit a 10-minute video presentation (or the link and instructions for downloading the presentation, NOT a YouTube link) to goodman at msu dot edu. Finalists who will present in person must submit a copy of their (PowerPoint) slides for the advance use of the judges, to goodman at msu dot edu.

See http://www.human-competitive.org for full details and previous winners.


Erik Goodman

Una-May O'Reilly

Wolfgang Banzhaf

Darrell Whitley

Lee Spector

Stephanie Forrest


William Langdon