Ways of communicating research are changing. New technology has led to great advances in how people access information, but also in how people can present research in a visually engaging format.
As such, On Think Tanks is pleased to announce the first data visualisation competition for think tanks in developing countries sponsored by the Think Tank Fund of the Open Society Foundations. The competition aims to encourage these think tanks to explore alternative methods for communicating research and to promote the development of the skills required to produce them.
The competition will run three rounds plus a final, and will run from July 2013 – January 2014. Each round will combine public voting with a final selection from an expert judging panel.
If you’re looking for inspiration or want to learn more about data visualisation, check out our Data Visualisation Resources.
The competition timeline is below:
|Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Final|
|Submission opening||18 July 2013||5 September 2013||24 October 2013||n/a|
|Submission closing||14 August 2013||2 October 2013||20 November 2013||n/a|
|Voting opening||15 August 2013||3 October 2013||21 November 2013||9 January 2014|
|Voting closing||28 August 2013||16 October||4 December 2013||22 January 2014|
|Judging decision||w/c 2 September 2013||w/c 21 October 2013||w/c 9 December 2013||w/c 27 January 2013|
|Winner announcement||4 September 2013||23 October 2013||11 December 2013||29 January 2014|