Data VizArt

Student Challenge

We have our winners! Thank you to all the teams that participated this year, the competition is now closed.


Congratulations, Final 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 winning teams’ visualizations below.

Event overview

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.

Free to enter!

The Challenge is FREE to enter, and winners will be awarded prizes and exclusive career networking opportunities with three of Canada’s leading organizations.

Tableau Software

Contestants will have access to open data sets and Tableau Desktop software to create their visualizations.

Grand Prizes

The prizes for the first and second place winners will be cash or cash-equivalent.

Second Place
First Place

Contest Timelines

The contest has two rounds: Qualifying and Finals Rounds.

1. Qualifying Round (April 20, 2021 – May 31, 2021)

  • 1

    Apr 20, 2021

    Announcement of Business Case (Registration Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET)

  • 2

    May 10, 2021

    Deadline for Submission of Visualization (Registration Closes at 8:00 p.m. ET)

  • 3

    May 31, 2021

    Announcement of Advancement of Winners (8:00 p.m. ET)

2. Finals Round (June 10, 2021 – June 11, 2021)

  • 4

    Jun 10, 2021

    Presentation of top 5 submissions from Qualifying Round (1:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET)

  • 5

    Jun 11, 2021

    Announcement of Winners (12:00 p.m. ET)

The 5 Qualifying Round submissions that receive the highest overall score from the Panel will be selected to advance to the Finals Round and will be notified on the date and time set forth above.

The scores from the qualifying round will carry forward to the Finals Round and the Panel will only evaluate the Final Pitch Presentation in this round. The team with the highest score will be declared the winning team, and the team with the next highest score will be declared the runner-up team.

What are the qualifying judging criteria?

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 presentations and judging will be done virtually.

See the Official Rules for more details on the scoring criteria.

Official Rules


Does the visualization intersect data analysis and creativity to present the insights?


Is the visualization beautiful, easy to interpret, relevant, and effective?

Analytically Correct

Was the data provided used? Was the data transformed or manipulated to warrant the information inaccurate?

Storytelling (Finals Round)

Does the visualization articulate the problem and clearly provide insight in drawing conclusions based on the represented data? Do all viewers of the visualization come to the same conclusion and understanding?

Visualization Presentation – For Winning Teams Proceeding to the Finals Round
The Panel will evaluate each submission based upon the first 3 criteria above and award a score between 0-75 for each Submission, based on scores between 0-25 for each criteria. The top 5 teams from the ‘Qualifying Round’ will present a virtual presentation to a panel of judges made up of representatives from CIBC, Deloitte, and Tableau. Presentations are limited to 10 minutes in length; time will be added to accommodate questions from the contest judges. The scores from the qualifying round will carry forward to the Finals Round and the Panel will only evaluate the Final Pitch Presentation in this round to award a score between 0-25 for each presentation.

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Last Year’s Winners
First Place Team: Vizness Analysts
Second Place Team: Vizioneers



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