Submission phase for the Finals Round is now Open.
Qualifying Round winners: remember to submit before March 13, 2020 8:00 p.m.ET!
Congratulations, Qualifying Round Winners!
Thank you to all who participated in the competition – your vizardry and
creativity captivated and wowed our team of judges. Check out the 10 Qualifying Round winning teams’ visualizations below.
CIBC, Deloitte and Tableau are excited to announce the Data VizArt Student Challenge (DVA), a nationwide competition for data visualization, storytelling and analytics, open to undergraduate / graduate students from post-secondary, full-time programs across Canada. Students can participate as part of a team of 2 or 3; all team members must be from the same school, regardless of faculty or program. Teams are limited to a maximum of 3 participants.
Form a Team
Assemble a team of creative and curious people who love a challenge and want to hone their data visualization skills. Assign a Team Captain. Each team must have a minimum of two (2), to a maximum of three (3) participants, including the Team Captain. And remember all team members must be from the same school.
Competition opens January 10, 2020! Download Tableau Desktop for Students, open the data sets provided (on January 10, 2020), and start building your viz! A business problem will be provided for each round of the competition. Keep in mind that no additional data should be used to create your visualizations.
The Qualifying Round closes on January 24, 2020! Make sure to have your assigned Team Captain upload your visualization into Tableau Public and full out the submission form on our site. The link to your Visualization on Tableau Public must be copied into/inserted in your Data VizArt registration & submission form.
Congrats, Qualifying Round Winners!
Winning team captains will be contacted over the coming weeks to make arrangements for the Finals Round event. In the meantime, check back on February 13, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. ET for the Finals Round business case.
Finals Round Opens
The data and business case will be released on February 13, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. ET. The Finals Round business case will be made available to all; however, only the Qualifying Round winning team submissions will be considered for the final round of the competition. It's time to step it up a notch and bring your best viz forward! Remember, Finals Round submissions are due on March 13, 2020 at 8:00 pm ET.
Pack Your Things!
Qualifying Round winning teams will travel to Toronto, ON, to present their visualizations to a panel of judges. First and second place winners of the Finals Round will be announced on March 27, 2020 at the awards ceremony.
Qualifying Round (January – February 2020)
Jan. 10, 2020
Announcement of Business Case (Registration Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET)
Jan. 24, 2020
Deadline for Submission of Visualization (Registration Closes at 8:00 p.m. ET)
Feb. 11, 2020
Announcement of Advancement of Winners
Finals Round (February – March 2020)
Feb. 13, 2020
Announcement of Business Case for Qualifying Round winners (12:00 p.m. ET)
Mar. 13, 2020
Deadline for Submission of Visualization for Qualifying Round winners (Submission Closes at 8:00 p.m. ET)
Mar. 27, 2020
Final Presentation in Toronto, Judging, Winners Announced
Qualifying Round winners will be announced and notified by email on Feb. 11, 2020. Based on the judging criteria, the top 10 winning teams will be selected to participate in the Finals Round taking place in Toronto.
Qualifying Round winning teams will be published on the DVA website on February 11, 2020. The finals event will be held in Toronto, Ontario. Winners of the Qualifying Round will receive transportation to Toronto on March 26, 2020, and accommodations. Once in Toronto, teams will present their visualizations on March 27, 2020. The first and second place winners will be announced during the March 27th awards event, after presentations.
Total criterion will be scored from 0 – 100 (0 being the lowest and 100 being the highest)
• The panel of judges is made up of representatives from CIBC, Deloitte, and Tableau Canada
• Judging for Qualifying Round will be completed in advance of the Finals Round; Finals Round judging will be done in person in Toronto, Ontario
Visualization Presentation – For Winning Teams Proceeding to the Finals Round
The 10 Qualifying Round winning teams will be asked to present their visualization in person to a panel of judges made up of representatives from CIBC, Deloitte, and Tableau Canada. Presentations are limited to 10 minutes in length; time will be added to accommodate questions from the contest judges. The panel will use the qualifying judging plus the final presentation to determine the winners.
With the given data on climate change and sustainability, can you present a compelling narrative that creates awareness and spurs action? Some of the questions that might be interesting to explore are:
• How do we know climate change is real?
• What are the leading causes of climate change?
• Are human activities causing an ecological imbalance
• What regions of the world are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change?
• What regions are best prepared?
• What steps is Canada taking to tackle the threats posed by climate change? Are we on the right track?
• What is the outlook for the future if we take the right steps now? What could happen
if we don’t?
Finals Round Data
No other external data sets can be used for creating the visualization
Teams must use a minimum of 4 (four) datasets provided
Data is provided in Microsoft Excel file format and geographic data is in .shp file format
Please cite the data used in your workbook.
Qualifying Round winners check your inboxes for the submission instructions!
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