DataViz Competition

Hi all,

There are a number of interesting data visualization contests going on right now that I thought I’d bring your attention to. There are contests for people with different interests: volunteering, healthcare, online transparency and neuroscience. Prizes are fairly generous this time around – trips to conferences, cash, products and software. Here goes:


1. Tableau’s Civic Data Viz Contest

  • Challenge: “use Tableau Public to visualize data about your community” (global)
  • Data: links to various sources provided here
  • Winner gets: 3-day trip to TCC13 in Washington D.C. (crowd favorite wins $500)
  • Deadline: June 24, 2013
2.’s Visualizing Online Takedown Requests
  • Challenge: “We challenge you to visualize the removal requests in Google’s Transparency Report”
  • Data: Google Transparency Report
  • Winner gets: $3,250 (2nd place gets $1,250, 3rd place gets $500)
  • Deadline: June 27, 2013, 11:59 pm EDT


  • Challenge: “turn the raw data of ‘civic health’ into useful applications and visualizations that have direct impact on public decision-making” (U.S)
  • Data: files available for download here
  • Winner gets: “2013 Prizes will be announced throughout the Challenge” (check the Prizes site here)
  • Deadline: July 28, 2013, 11:59 pm EDT


4. 2013 IEEE Scientific Visualization Contest

  • Challenge: “help identify spatial and temporal gene expression patterns in the developing mouse brain”
  • Data: Download here
  • Winner gets: Free full registration for the VIZ 2013 Conference
  • Deadline: July 31, 2013


5.’s Visualizing Hospital Price Data

  • Challenge: “We challenge you to visualize the hospital price data to create greater transparency in the healthcare field”
  • Data: Medicare Provide Charge Data for Inpatient and Outpatient
  • Winner gets: $9,000 (interactive) and $6,000 (static) – see website for full list of prizes totaling $30,000
  • Deadline: August 25, 2013, 11:59 pm EDT


Best of luck!  Let me know if I missed any.