Visualizing Well-being: Wikiprogress Data Visualization Contest 2015

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Wikiprogress is running an infographic and data visualization contest, with the prize of a paid trip to Guadalajara, Mexico to attend the 5th OECD World Forum on the 13-15 October 2015 for the top 3 winning entries.

The aim of the contest is to encourage participants to use well-being measurement in innovative ways to a) show how data on well-being give a more meaningful picture of the progress of societies than more traditional growth-oriented approaches, and b) to use their creativity to communicate key ideas about well-being to a broad audience.

The three prize-winners will receive a paid trip to Guadalajara in Mexico to attend the 5th OECD World Forum on the 13-15 October 2015. Economy travel and a per diem to cover accommodation and other costs will be provided for up to 7 days. The winners will be awarded with a certificate of recognition during a special session of the Forum, and will also be invited to the cultural events and dinners surrounding the Forum.

Entries will be welcomed in two categories:

  1. Interactive visualisations
  2. Static infographics and visualisations

Entrants are free to use any publicly available data (either official or non-official statistics) to create their entry. Entrants can choose their own definition of well-being and select their data accordingly from publicly available data sources. They are also free to use existing well-being indices and dashboards for inspiration, as long as they use the existing data to create their own original visualisation.

The competition is open to all individuals, both amateurs and professionals. In order to be eligible for the prize reserved for under 26-year olds, you must be aged under 26 during the period of this competition (15 June– 24 August 2015).

Hurry up! The deadline for submission is August 24More information about the requirements of the contest are available on their official web page.

The contest is organised by Web-COSI, a project designed to improve people’s engagement with statistics beyond GDP, to increase trust in collectively generated statistics, facilitate access, uploading and use of data produced by grassroots civil society organisations and improve citizen access and use of statistics.

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Andreea Hanganu

Peste 6 ani de experienta in comunicare si relatii publice, organizare de evenimente si comunicare online. Timp de 4 ani am coordonat strategia de comunicare in social media pentru una dintre cele mai mari reprezentante diplomatice din Romania, Ambasada Marii Britanii la Bucuresti.

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