Posts Tagged ‘contest’

International science visualization contest

The International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge is coming up, and to open the submission process they’ve released a great video highlighting the winners since 2006. Creating visualizations of scientific data is a particularly challenging task. It requires artistry, advanced computing skills, the ability to grasp the scientific concepts, and the creativity to conceive of […]

PostGrad’s Data Visualisation Competition Winners Announced

The visualization competition conceived of through a collaboration between David McCandless and has come to a close, with the winner announced: Raphael Halloran with a fantastic interactive HTML5 entry.  You can view his entry, the runners up, and several of the other offerings at the site. 6 weeks ago, we launched a data […]

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Contest: Win an NVidia Quadro FX 4800!

That’s right folks, it’s contest time again, and this one it’s a big one!  One lucky winner will receive a brand new NVidia Quadro FX 4800 direct from VizWorld?  How do you enter, you ask?  Well, if you’ve been watching the VizWorld Podcast then you already know and doubled your chances.  For all the rest […]

Winner Named in GE’s Census Data Challenge

GE’s contest to visualize the 2010 US Census data has come to a close, and the lucky winner is Jan Willem Tulp with some truly beautiful visualizations like the one above. Check out the images below, of winner Jan Willem Tulp’s visualization, “Ghost Counties,” which focuses on homeowner data from the Census to create […]


iRise Announces $20,000 Developer Contest Series

iRise is trying to drum up some interest in their iRise Enterprise Visualization Platform through a $20,000 Developer Contest based on their “iBlocs” feature.  Develop a nice interactive visualization using iBlocs in just XML & JavaScript, and you could get a piece at the conclusion August 31st. “Our goal is to show that these components […]

The WikiViz2011 Competition

WikiSym 2011 is 4 months away, but they’re already gearing up for a possible visualization contest featuring open collaboration data.  Rules and datasets haven’t been defined yet, but they’ve already got an impressive list of sponsors including WikiMedia, Microsoft, and the NSF. WikiViz is a competition organized by WikiSym, and co-organized in this first edition byWikimedia […]


Data Visualisation Competition with David McCandless

Oh, the fun of Social Media.  Last month David McCandless issued a single tweet of some data on blacks students in UK universities that he never got around to doing any visualization on.  Now, we have a full-fledged contest regarding it and The competition is based on the data collected by David, and other […]

The Tableau Interactive “Viz” Contest

Tableau, in cooperation with the Economist Ideas Economy conference, is cranking up a big contest for their free Tableau Public tool that could result in a nice 3-night stay in Vegas for the event, $2000 in cash, and a new iPad2. The winner chosen by our judges will also take away a free roundtrip ticket […]

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Real or Render? Can you tell the difference?

The Media Design School has a new edition of the “Real Or Render” challenge up.  Six Images that you get to pick if they’re photographs or CG renders.  One lucky entrant will come away with a $100 Amazon Gift Card for their time, as well. I scored 4 of 6, how about you? Real or […]

The Challenge: Visualize Your Taxes

Taxes are probably one of the most stressful and depressing times of year, am I right?  In an attempt to gleam a bit of useful and, dare I say, Interesting information from the annual mundane task, Google has partnered up with Eyebeam to create the “Data Viz Challenge” To make that happen, we’ve teamed up […]


10 Stunning Science Visualizations

Both Wired and the NYTimes have small galleries up of the winning entries in the 2010 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.  A bit heavy on the biological visualizations this year (several virus entries and such), the resulting pictures and videos truly are beautiful to behold. Gallery: 10 Stunning Science Visualizations | Wired Science | […]

Winners of the 2010 Qualcomm Augmented Reality Developer Challenge

Qualcomm has announced the winners of their 2010 Augmented Reality Developer Challenge.  A clever way to push usage of their new AR SDK, I see some pretty clever uses of the technology for some fun little games. Winning Applications 1st Place – $125,000 – Paparazzi by Paulius Liekis and Arminas Didžiokas (Lithuania) An interactive game […]