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.
Competition closes January 24, 2020! Have your assigned Team Captain upload your visualization into Tableau Public. The link to your Viz on Tableau Public must be copied into/inserted in your Data VizArt registration & submission form.
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 13, 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.
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