We’re launching a dataviz challenge in partnership with the World Government Summit.

(A little something to keep your creative neurons firing over the holidays.)

The focus is how governments are improving citizens’ lives – via environment, happiness, technology or other areas of support.

We’re supplying the datasets and themes. You provide data-visualizations that tell a story or reveal something interesting about the data.

Winning works receive cash prizes of up to $25,000 and have their work exhibited at the summit in Feb.

Best of all, you don’t need to be a pro-designer to enter. There’s a special ‘napkin’ category where hand-drawn sketches & prototypes can be submitted.

Closing date is Jan 15th 11:59 AST.

» More info, FAQs and submission details

the datasets

Visualise one or all three.

1) The Future of Government
What factors & technologies might shape the society, government and even citizens of the future? Give us a way to see and explore the landscape of the next fifty years.

2) What Makes A “Good” Government?
How do you measure the success of a government or a society? What factors from this megasheet seem more interesting or revealing to you?

3) Small Countries are Beautiful
Smaller nations (<5m population) are often overshadowed in the stats. But where might be such countries innovating, growing or teaching us?

Here also is an intro sheet for creative and conceptual direction.

Good luck, look forward to seeing what you come up with…

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David McCandless
http://www.informationisbeautiful.net

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