Published: Sept. 25, 2019

The Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) and the University Libraries want to give your data visualization projects a stage to shine on. 

CRDDS and the Libraries are looking for visualizations based on their ability to communicate insightful information, their overall design, technical merits, and originality. 

Data visualizations may include but are not limited to: maps, charts, graphs, data art, and 3D models. Submissions can be static, animated, or web-based interactive stories. 

Selected visualizations will be displayed in Norlin Library. 

Last year's first, second, and third place contest winners.

The 2018 Data Visualization Contest finalists were from left, Julia Uhr, McKenzie Mae Weller, and Elysia Salvo Lucas. Read about our 2018 Data Visualization Contest winners

Undergraduate and graduate students of CU Boulder from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. 

Applicants can submit up to two separate entries. However, each visualization submitted has to have been created this year. 

Applicants will also be required to submit an artist’s statement (minimum 100-words) and a brief biography of each author (50-word maximum). 

Image files should be no larger than 1200px x 800px and be submitted as the following name convention: YourFirstName_YourLastName_VizTitle (ex. John_Doe_WeatherMap). Visualizations with dynamic features should be submitted with a screenshot and hyperlink. 

For additional guidelines and to enter your work into the contest, go to the 2019 Data Visualization Content Submission Form

Submissions are due Dec. 13. Questions about the 2019 Data Visualization Contest can be directed to Phil White, Earth Sciences & Environment Librarian.