Announcing our Student Viz Assignment Contest Round 2 Winners!

Posted by Emma Trifarion June 13, 2017

We just wrapped up the second round of our Student Viz Assignment Contest and—wow—we were impressed by the results. We received over 250 submissions from students around the world at schools such as Northwestern University (US), National University of Singapore (SG), Khon Kaen University (TH), Carnegie Mellon University (US) and HTW Berlin (DE). We saw topics ranging from from politics to sports to beer. One student even created a Pokemon Pokedex!

Without further ado, the top three winners of a coveted Tableau swag bag are...

First Place

1850 Agricultural Production in Pennsylvania
Heather Myers, Penn State University, Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics

The judges particularly liked the completeness of vision, storytelling, and design of Heather's viz. The colors were also a great choice, as they green and brown are often associated with agriculture. Learn how Heather created her winning viz.

Second Place

3 Ways to Visualize March Madness
Harpreet Ghuman, University of Maryland, Master of Business Administration

Harpreet is no stranger to Tableau—he was among the winners in the first round of the contest. He showcased some advanced Tableau skills in this viz. What the judges particularly liked is the creativity, beauty, and use of collegiate logos.

Third Place

Russell Westbrook's Historic Season
Logan Wright, Oklahoma State University, BS in Business Administration - Management Information Systems

The judges liked the thorough analysis, use of shapes and imagery, and consistent use of colors. The context on the first story point also makes it easy for someone who is not familiar with the NBA to consume and understand.

Honorable Mentions

While we could only pick three winners, there were many more outstanding vizzes. Here are a few.

Max Martin - The popstars' secret weapon
Flavio Mondaini, Berklee College of Music, Master of Arts Global Entertainment and Music Business

Tracking the Longball 1871-2016
Marcus Wilson, Temple University, Master of Science in Information Technology Audit and Cybersecurity

Japanese-American Internment in WWII
Deron Hayes-Hirschy, University of Washington, Certification in Data Visualization

Secret of Success
Mohammed Faizan Ahmed, American University of Sharjah, BSBA in Management Information Systems

Thank you to all of our contest participants. Stay tuned for the next student contest for your chance to win some awesome Tableau swag! And if you haven't done so already, qualified students can request a free license through our Tableau for Students program.

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