We are excited to announce the 2nd annual Data Visualization Contest for the Journalism Library! Submit your data visualizations to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Monday, May 5th to be included. (Only CU Journalism students are eligible for this contest.)
The winning entry will be printed as a poster and displayed with your name (and the project URL, where applicable) in the Journalism Library. The winner will also receive a $25 Starbucks giftcard, have your project showcased on the Libraries’ Digital Center Projects webpage, and the opportunity to archive your work in Columbia University Libraries’ Academic Commons. This is not only a chance to get your work reviewed by a panel of faculty and library experts; it’s also an opportunity for greater exposure for your work. Last year’s winner, Jefferson Mok, went on to have his project picked up by CNN!
- Submissions must use publicly available data. (“Data” is broadly defined and can include video, audio, photo.)
- Submissions must be received no later than 5pm on May 5th.
- You may use previously submitted class work!
- Submissions may be in any file format, including URLs and other dynamic/interactive digital projects (a static image or screenshot will be required for the poster in the J-Library).
- Please do not use your name in the filename. Instead, in your submission email include the following: your full name, graduation year, a title for your creation, and the data source(s) used.
All submissions will be judged based on accurate use of data and originality in aesthetic presentation; panel of judges includes Journalism Librarian, Starr Hoffman; Data Services Coordinator, Ashley Jester; and J-School Professor, Susan McGregor.
The winner will be announced at the J-School Innovation Showcase before graduation. Please email email@example.com with any questions. We look forward to your submissions; good luck!