The Art Of Data
01.31.2019 @ Boulder Public Library
Code for Boulder + the City of Boulder have selected a few choice datasets from the Open Data catalog that might hold interesting insights into our city. Participants are challenged to tell a story using any and all of the datasets below in a new way using imaginative and original infographics and visualizations. Our panel of data and graphics experts will award prizes to submissions that both convey insights and please the eye.
Participation is open to all! All finalists will have their infographics presented at the contest awards on January 31st from 6:30-8:30 PM @ the Boulder Public Library’s Canyon Theater. Gift cards from Downtown Boulder businesses will be awarded to the top finalists. Gift cards from Downtown Boulder businesses will be awarded to the top finalists:
1st Place: $100 gift card
2nd - 5th Place: $50 gift cards
6th - 10th Place: $25 gift cards
These new perspectives will help the city answer key questions about its programs and help community members better understand their community. This event is part of the Library’s Art of Data exhibition, on display in the Canyon Gallery from December 7 through February 3.
Deadline for submissions is 11:59PM on January 27th, 2019. Limit one submission per participant.
Click on an image to visit the dataset online
Participants may use any software tool(s) of their choice to create the data infographic.
The City of Boulder may request the original files so the insights can be shared and used internally (e.g. the Tableau Packaged Workbook file for Tableau).
One or more of the official Contest Datasets must be the main focus of the infographic, but additional public datasets may be used to provide extra context.
All participants should email their files to email@example.com by January 27th, 2019. Files should either be published online and shared with a link OR shared as a PDF to ensure the file loads properly on all computers.
Submissions will be judged by
Visual elements: colors, graphics, signs, icons, maps, etc.
Content elements: facts, statistics, texts, references, time frames, etc.
Knowledge and Insight: ability to express the desired stories or messages in the data.
Visualizations and Infographics that do not use the datasets provided will not be eligible for submission. Judges will select the top 10 submissions as finalists to present at the contest awards. If you aren’t a finalist, be sure to come on down anyway; there will be refreshments, interesting conversation, and all submissions will be on the big screen during the event.