World Water Day Visualization Challenge!


In celebration of the upcoming World Water Day, we’ve partnered with Circle of Blue (the leading news organization reporting on global water issues) to host a rapid-fire call to designers, data experts, and visualizers to tap into the world’s stream of water data.

The theme of the challenge is urban water and we’ve provided a wealth of water data (in Google Fusion Tables!) for you to visualize. We’re offering a $5,000 cash prize and the chance to clarify the data in order to help water institutes propose effective solutions to the growing water problems in cities around the world.


This is a rapid-fire competition

Deadline: March 15, 2011

Announcement: March 22, 2011 (World Water Day). Winning visualizations will be disseminated to the media and water institutes – all around great exposure!


$5,000 to the winner


A panel of high-profile water experts, data experts, and information designers. Check out our page for the final Jury which will be posted at the end of the week.

For more information and to enter:

Look forward to seeing your submissions!


The Team

Health 2.0 Developer Challenge.

The Site

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) of the National Academies invite college and university students to participate in an exciting, new initiative to transform health data into effective, innovative new applications (apps) that take on the nation’s pressing health issues. With reams of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) data and other health data newly available as part of the Health Data Initiative, students have an unprecedented opportunity to create interactive apps and other tools that engage and empower people in ways that lead to better health. Working in interdisciplinary teams that meld technological skills with health knowledge, the IOM and NAE believe that college students can generate exciting and powerful new products — the next “viral app” — that could lead to real changes in individuals’ and communities’ well-being. Continue reading

Visualize the Value of Nature

Visualize the Value of Nature


Dear Visualizers,

Just wanted to send along a reminder of our latest challenge: Visualize the Value of Nature.

We’ve partnered with TEEB (hosted by United Nations Environment Program) to focus on the relatively new ecological economics concept of putting a price on nature. Provided with data on the global economic costs of global ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss, we’d like to challenge you to visualize the value of nature.

More information:

Prize: $5,000 provided by TEEB
Deadline: February 21

Look forward to seeing your visualizations! Contact us if you have any questions at all.

– The Team