The first Digital Preservation Challenge invites participants to overcome the barriers hindering access to six digital objects. Each object is accompanied by a highly abstracted scenario based on real-life situations. These scenarios are intended to make the challenge more accessible to participants from all backgrounds while not trivialising the serious nature of the digital preservation challenges facing society.

The challenge is open to individuals from any country or discipline. Submissions will be assessed by a panel of international digital preservation experts and practitioners. Winners will be announced on 18 September 2007 at the European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL) Conference Dinner.