Competitions

A recent trend in the world of data visualization has been the creation of competitions.  Competitors are given a data set to work with and are charged with obtaining various degrees of information from it using visual analytics or by creating a novel static visualization.  Here are a list of current viz competitions that are underway.

Current Competitions

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Previous Competitions

VAST Challenge 2012

The VAST Challenge is a yearly competitions held for the Visual Analytics Science and Technology symposium.  Anyone may enter.  Teams are given data sets and are tasked with using visual analytics tools to solve a given set of puzzles concerning the data. Entry by Benjamin Shieh.

Visualizing Risk Contest 2011

The Visualizing Risk Contest is open to anyone from UBC or SFU.  There are two datasets, one textual and one structural, both of which follow the theme of risk analysis.  The deadline for registration is October 15 2011.  More info...

VAST Challenge 2011

The VAST Challenge is a yearly competitions held for the Visual Analytics Science and Technology symposium.  Anyone may enter.  Teams are given data sets and are tasked with using visual analytics tools to solve a given set of puzzles concerning the data.

World Economic Forum Challenge

Last year the World Economic Forum provided data from a survey of the interconnectedness of various topics concerning the global economic agenda.  The competitions was to create an informative static visualization of this data.  The competition is over, but the data is still available.

Eyeo Data Visualization Challenge

Recently, Visualizing.org and The Eyeo Festival created a competition in which competitors were tasked with creating an interactive portrait of American census data.  Submission deadline for the competition was May 23, 2011 but the data is still freely available for anyone who wishes to analyze it.
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