IMDA-Tableau NIC Face-off | Community-driven Data Stories Competition 2017


The NIC Face-Off Data competition is back! Refreshed with a new category to include Institutes of Higher Learning, now is a chance for you to tell community driven data stories.

Begin your data journey and explore, discover and produce actionable insights. Based on design, practicality and relevance, storytelling and good data insights, 5 shortlisted entries per category will stand a chance to showcase their work at the finals in mid November! Remember to read the official rules before starting.

Shortlisted entries for both categories will be notified by 22 Sept 2017.
Final submission deadline has been revised to 30 Oct 2017.
People's Choice Award voting ends 30 Oct 2017.

Click below to view the Top 15 entries for each category!
School Category
IHL Category

Date/Time: 17 Nov 2017, 10am - 1230pm
Venue: The LightBox @ Ngee Ann Polytechnic

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Entry with most votes wins 'People's Choice Award'
Step 1: Take a look at the top few entries for School Category and IHL Category.

Step 2: Click on the 'Like' button to submit your vote!

The Prizes

Top 3 prizes in each category
  • 1st prize for team - $5K worth of prizes and vouchers
  • 2nd prize for team - $3K worth of prizes and vouchers
  • 3rd prize for team - $1.5K worth of prizes and vouchers

Merit awards for the other shortlisted entries in the category

  • Certificate of Merit/participation
  • $300 worth of prizes

"People Choice Award" in each category

  • $300 worth of vouchers

Institute of Higher Learning (IHL)
Team Type Team of 3 (with dedicated teacher-in-charge) Individual
Details Secondary School
Junior College
Institute of Technical Education (ITE)


Get Tableau Public & Sign up for Training Workshops

Only vizzes published on Tableau Public will be considered as valid entries for the contest.

Competing under the School Category register for workshops here

Competing under the IHL Category register for workshops here

Check out Tableau Public's resources page.

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Stuff You'll need

Data: Choose a dataset that aligns to one of the three themes (or use one of ours):

  • Sports
  • Science and Environment
  • City and Culture
  • Check out our datasets here

    If you use one of your own datasets please ensure it's from a reliable, publicly available source, and should be clearly acknowledged in the submission form

      Viz: Make it awesome!


    Submit Your Viz

    After you’ve completed
    the first two steps, submit your viz!

    Note: There are two different categories of the competition – School Category and IHL Category

    Participating in the School Category?
    Submit your Viz here!

    Participating in the IHL Category?
    Submit your Viz here!

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