It’s that time of the year: Iron Viz season is about to kick off! In a number of feeders and on-stage finals, Tableau enthusiasts from around the world get the chance to show off their data viz skills.
Based on feedback from the community*, we decided to announce all dates for all feeder competitions this year ahead of time. So get out your calendars, pencil those dates in, and practice your Tableau skills! You will also notice that for each of the feeders we are giving you a bit more time to work on your vizzes - approximately four weeks instead of two.
This year, the Iron Viz Europe feeder will be the first round. It is open to contestants from a number of European countries, and the authors of the top three vizzes will go to the big final at Tableau Conference Europe. After that, we will run the feeders for the global edition of Iron Viz in fairly rapid succession. The winners from each of those three contests will join us in New Orleans for Tableau Conference, where they will battle it out on the big stage.
The theme for Iron Viz Europe has been announced, but we would be keen to hear your ideas on themes for the other feeder contests. Do let us know your thoughts using the Twitter hashtag #IronVizTheme, or via this form.
And here are the dates:
Iron Viz Europe
- 9 March 2018 - Feeder opens for submission and announcement of theme
- 1 April 2018 (11:59pm BST) - Feeder closes
- 3-5 July 2018 - at TC Europe, in London
Iron Viz Global**
- 16 April 2018 - Feeder opens for submission and announcement of theme
- 13 May 2018 (11:59pm PST) - Feeder closes
Status: open for submission. The theme is Books and Literature. Follow the link to see the theme announcement.
- 15 June 2018 - Feeder opens for submission and announcement of theme
- 15 July 2018 (11:59pm PST) - Feeder closes
- 1 August 2018 - Feeder opens for submission and announcement of theme
- 28 August 2018 (11:59pm PST) - Feeder closes
- 22-25 October 2018 - at Tableau Conference, in New Orleans
We hope to see all of your great vizzes among the submissions. Good luck!
See here for more details on the community survey and what we took away from it.
The Tableau Software Iron Viz Global Contest is open to validly registered users of Tableau Public who are legal residents of Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom Or The United States. Open only to entrants who are the age of majority in the jurisdiction where you reside on the date of entry. Entries will only be accepted through https://tabsoft.co/IronVizSubmit. No purchase necessary to participate or win. Prizes are non-transferable. One entry per person. Void where prohibited. By participating, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules of the Contest located at https://tabsoft.co/IronVizFAQ and the decisions of Tableau Software, Inc., 1621 N. 34th St., Seattle, Washington, 98103 USA (the "Sponsor"), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will award the Prizes listed below. The First Contest Period of the Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time on April 16, 2018 and the Third Contest Period ends at 11:59.59 p.m. Pacific Time on August 28, 2018.