Call For Entries
for 19th Annual (2022) "Humies" Awards
for Human-Competitive Results
Produced by Genetic and Evolutionary Computation

To be Held at
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2022)

Entries are hereby solicited for awards totaling $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 27, 2022 — Deadline for entries (consisting of one TEXT file, PDF files for one or more papers, and possible "in press" documentation (explained below). Please send entries to goodman at msu dot edu
Friday June 10, 2022 — Finalists will be notified by e-mail
Friday, June 24, 2022 — Finalists not presenting 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.

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

PUBLICITY CHAIR: William Langdon