Send the top 5 data viz authors to the conference. Vote Today!

Our sixth annual data visualization competition is back! Vote for your favorite data visualization and send the top 5 to the conference to compete for cash prizes!


  • 1st Place: $1000
  • 2nd Place: $750
  • 3rd Place: $500
Enter the 2023 data viz Competition!

How It Works

  • Enter by submitting your best visualization by January 1st, 2023.
  • The Top 10 submissions will be revealed and posted on the DataConnect website on March 5th, 2023. Visit the website and cast your vote for your favorite entry to help us select the Top 5 finalists!
  • Popular vote will determine which top three finalists win cash prizes!
  • On July 20, 2023, the Top 5 Finalists will showcase their entries live on stage at the 2023 DataConnect Conference. Conference attendees will vote live for their favorite entry.

What type of visualization can I submit?

  1. • RStudio / RShiny
  2. • Tableau Dashbboard
  3. • Virtual or Augmented Reality
  4. • Google Data Studio
  5. • Graph, Chart, Visual, or Tool created via a software program (e.g. Adobe, Google, Excel)
  6. • Physical medium (e.g. paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs)

Important Dates

January 1, 2023

Entry Deadline

February 1, 2023

Top 10 submissions posted. Public voting opens.

April 29, 2023

Top 5 Finalists Revealed

July 20, 2023

Finalists compete live for top prizes at the 2023 DataConnect Conference.

Top 5 Data Visualizations - 2022

Robin & Lara

Authored by: Alessia Musio
Dashboard Link


This is one of the most cute and romantic projects I’ve ever worked on. For his girlfriend's birthday, I have been asked by this this guy to design a visualization based on a dataset coming from their telegram conversations. The result is this poster that they now have it on their wall.

Period Poverty

Authored by: Kim Ly Scott
Dashboard Link


My  visualisation aims to de-stigmatise the subject of menstruation and periods  by focussing on period poverty.

   Period poverty is the lack of access to sanitary products, education about  menstrual health, toilets and handwashing facilities. One of the main drivers  of this is the stigma and taboo surrounding menstruation.

   Half of the world's population menstruates, yet it is estimated that 500  million people worldwide experience period poverty. The uncomfortable nature  of this topic, and the fact that a large majority of those affected are  women, means that issues are being overlooked and rarely addressed in  government policy. And with the ongoing worldwide pandemic, we have seen  issues surrounding period poverty amplified.

   My visualisation was built in Tableau. I've used a simple colour scheme in  order to focus on the important message I wanted to highlight. Red was  selected due to its association with blood.

   I was inspired to produce this viz after reading a report on attitudes  surrounding menstruation in Australia. A large number of people reported  being ashamed when on their period, or admitting they lacked the money and  resources to purchase period products.

   After reading that period poverty can occur in wealthy countries like  Australia, I wondered how other parts of the world are affected.

   I hope that by talking about menstruation, we can move the needle on period  poverty and reduce the stigma surrounding this important issue.

Sherlock Holmes

Authored by: Preethi L
Dashboard Link


   Sherlock Holmes is one of the most recognizable fictional characters. He  has been a cultural fixture since he first appeared in print and no detective  has been quite as prevalent as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock  Holmes.
   From the time I first read the books, my appetite for content based on him  has been undiminished. So, I decided to go back to the stories and search the  data to understand and explain his enduring appeal using charts.
   Here I have designed a dashboard in tableau, it is in the form of an eBook,  with the purpose of each chapter to tell a story, removing the noise from  data and highlighting the useful information. The visualization is a  collection of multiple dashboards connected and to be navigated through the  navigation button – the chapters. You will come across various chart types in  this dashboard- ranging from a simple bar chart to a donut chart, from a  treemap to a real map, from a lollipop chart to a coxcomb chart. Hoping these  charts will let you analyze Sherlock Holmes the way Sherlock Holmes would  have analyzed you.
   Let us examine the evidence in Charts.

A Business Perspective: Air BnB

Authored by: Poonam Deshmukh & Ann Neo


Airbnb, all it took was a simple air mattress to spark a rise of this Unicorn start-up to a Travel Giant! Actively spanning 100k cities, 5.6 million listings, 150 million users, and 800 million past visits in the global vacation rental market, Airbnb's real data is the perfect jumpstart for the management to keep in sight the users who have put a pin in travelling plans for far too long. With similar patterns of visitor numbers and public listing, Airbnb emerged from the dust and fought to survive a slow start during its introduction period. The effort was well rewarded with a rapid rise in demand and popularity, which showed no signs of stopping anytime soon. Until the unprecedented Covid-19 global pandemic.

Google Trends 2021: United States

Authored by: Phatthanan Saekow
Dashboard Link


In this  Tableau visualization, I showcased data for a few searched categories that  have made the charts rise up and down due to various reasons for each  category by categorizing each term appeared. This Visualization is based on  Google Cloud’s public dataset program. It lists the top terms and topics that  were globally searched for during the year. This analysis could also be  applied to find a skyrocketing niche and see how global events have  influenced people's searched over time.

   I wanted to make sure to change our range for the first month of 2021 to the present located in the United States. Doing this helps me see clearly  whether the search volume is increasing or declining. But it also allows me  to see seasonal trends in one clear-cut shot.


    Can I use an existing data visualization that I have made before?
    Yes! You may enter any visualization as long at it meets the following two conditions:
    • You created the visualization yourself or are part of the team that created the entry.
    • The data visualization has not previously won a prize in the Women in Analytics or DataConnect Data Viz Competition.
    Can I submit an entry as part of a team?
    Yes! You may enter as a team of up to 4 people. All winnings will be split between the team members.
    If I cannot attend the conference in person, can I still participate?
    Absolutely! If your entry places within the top 5 and you are unable to attend the Final Showcase, we can pre-record an overview of your visualization to be played during the event. Any prizes awarded to your entry will be valid.

    Sponsored by: Apexon

    Need some inspo?

    Check out our Previous Competitions page to see winning visualizations and other top entries from earlier years.