The 2021 competition is now closed. Thank you everyone for your submissions.
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 two (2) or three (3); all team members must be from the same school, regardless of faculty or program. Teams can have a maximum of three (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 April 20, 2021! Download Tableau Desktop for Students, open the data sets provided (on April 20, 2021), and start building your viz! A business problem will be provided for the competition. Keep in mind that no additional data should be used to create your visualizations.
Deadline for submission closes on May 10, 2021! 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.
1. Qualifying Round (April 20, 2021 – May 31, 2021)
Apr 20, 2021
Announcement of Business Case (Registration Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET)
May 10, 2021
Deadline for Submission of Visualization (Registration Closes at 8:00 p.m. ET)
May 31, 2021
Announcement of Advancement of Winners (8:00 p.m. ET)
2. Finals Round (June 10, 2021 – June 11, 2021)
Jun 10, 2021
Presentation of top 10 submissions from Qualifying Round (1:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET)
Jun 11, 2020
Announcement of Winners (12:00 p.m. ET)
The 10 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.
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.
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 10 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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