Published: Oct. 9, 2018

The 2018 Data Visualization Contest is an opportunity for students to show off their visualizations and draw attention to their projects. Data visualizations may include everything from charts and graphs to maps to data art to 3d models and can be static, animated, or web-based interactive stories.

The Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship and the University Libraries will judge the submitted visualizations based on their ability to communicate insightful information, their overall design, technical merit and originality. The rules are simple: you need to be a CU Boulder student, your visualization must have been created this year, and you can only submit two entries. You will be required to submit a mini-essay detailing the insights you personally gained about the data during the visualization process (minimum 100-words), as well as a brief (50-word maximum) biography of each author. Image files submitted for entry must no larger than 1200px x 800px, and adhere to the following name convention:  YourFirstName_YourLastName_VizTitle (for example: John_Doe_WeatherMap).

If the visualization is dynamic, please provide a screenshot and hyperlink. Learn more about the required formating and submit your entry by going to the Data Visualization Contest Entry Form.

Selected visualizations will be displayed in Norlin Library. Learn about the 2017 Data Visualization winners or see their work in Norlin near CRDDS, E206.

Deadline for submission: December 14, 2018

Want to learn more about Data Visualization? Check out the workshops offered by the Center for Research Data & Digital Scholarship. Questions? Email Phil White, Earth Sciences & Environment Librarian.