UPDATED! THRILLED THAT THIS PIECE WAS AWARDED RUNNER-UP IN THE STATIC VISUALISATION CATEGORY!
I was very excited to see I have been shortlisted for the latest challenge set out by the Information is Beautiful Awards. It's the first time I have entered, so I was curious to see how I'd go.
The great thing about entering these competitions is it gives you a chance to play and visualise data, and then see how other people have handled exactly the same data set. Fascinating stuff, and some of them are truly beautiful. I really love Hazel Maria Bala's entry, and how she has encoded the data to look like growth in a petri dish.
Entering these competitions also gives you a chance to test out ideas that you may have, and be able to use them later on a commissioned project.
Have a look at all the shortlisted entries. There is some really beautiful work there. I'm looking forward to see the shortlist for the interactive section tomorrow.
If you are keen to try your hand at a competition, there is one live right now with the United Nations Development Programme. Deadline has been extended until the 24th March, and the prize looks great - a plane ticket and three days of accommodation at the Cartagena Datafest in Columbia.