The University of South Carolina Libraries is pleased to announce the inaugural Graduate Student Data Visualization Award competition. The submission period has now closed for this year. Judging will take place in January 2024 with the award(s) being announced and presented during Love Data Week 2024 (Valentine's Day week). First place may be awarded up to $1000 with second and third place awards possible.
This competition is designed to:
The Graduate Student Data Visualization Award offers USC graduate students the opportunity to show off their skills using data visualization in their research.
This competition is open to all currently registered University of South Carolina-Columbia graduate students.
Data visualizations may include, but are not limited to, charts, graphs, plots, maps, histograms, etc. They can be static or dynamic.
Static data visualization examples include, but are not limited to:
Dynamic data visualization examples could include:
The evaluation process is focused solely on the data visualization submitted. We are not evaluating the larger research product within which the visualization exists. Judging will be based on success in conveying data-driven information in a visually meaningful and effective way. Judges will ask:
We strongly encourage submissions using open and reproducible methods.
Submissions will be evaluated, and awards will be determined, by University of South Carolina-Columbia faculty and staff possessing expertise in creating and assessing data visualization.
Graduate students may submit their visualization any time from Tuesday, September 5, 2023 to Friday, January 5, 2024.
as well as a brief essay detailing: