Just a quick heads-up – there are a few data visualization contests coming due very soon:

1. Guardian & Google

  • Challenge: Help visualize the world’s economic recovery (get the data here)
  • Contact: datavisualisation@guardian.co.uk
  • Cost to enter: Free
  • Winner gets: $2,000
  • Deadline: 5/28/2012 at 23:59 BST


2. Information is Beautiful Awards

  • Challenge: various
  • Contact: editor@informationisbeautifulawards.com
  • Cost to enter: $10 (each submission)
  • Winner gets: $5,000
  • Deadline: 5/31/2012


3. Minnesota Data Opener

  • Challenge: Visualize education attainment in the state of Minnesota (get the data here)
  • Contact: mndataopener@gmail.com
  • Cost to enter: Free
  • Winner gets: $0, winning entry displayed in state building
  • Deadline: 6/3/2012

Data viz contests are a great way for you to share what you think is top shelf work and get some pocket change and/or “internets notoriety” in the process. If you are submitting, feel free to comment below with a link to your work, and may the schwartz be with you!