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The 10x Data Viz Contest is a chance to prove your visualization chops and win big.

What are the terms of participating?

Any resident of the US,UK, Canada, Australia, France, or Germany not employed by Tableau Software can participate as long as they follow our guidelines and rules.

How many entries may one person make?

Please limit your entries to 2.

What if I submit an entry early, and then later re-work my viz and want to replace my first entry?

That’s fantastic – feel free to do that up until the close of the contest. Tableau Public automatically supports updates to your viz. You do not need to resubmit your entry form, simply update your workbook and save your changes. Your embedded viz will automatically update on the webpage you have posted it to. We won't look at the entries until the end of the submission period, so update them as much as you want.

Can I really use any data?

For the 10x Data Viz contest, you can use any dataset that has over 1 million rows.. You can make a data viz on any topic you want as long as you got the data has over 1 million rows.

Who can I contact if I am having problems with Tableau Public?

You may contact Tableau at, please include Viz Contest in the subject line.

How will winner be chosen?

A panel of judges comprised of Tableau employees will evaluate all submissions based on the following criteria:

  • 25 points - Overall Appeal
  • 25 points - Design Elements
  • 50 points - Storytelling/Data Analysis/Findings

How will the Crowd Favorite prize work?

When the submission period ends, each contestant will be assigned a hashtag. A contest page will list all of the entries and their hashtags. To vote for a viz, just write a tweet with the appropriate hashtag. We will count the number of Tweets from unique users for each hashtag during voting period. Whoever gets the most tweets will win the crowd favorite prize.

What is the schedule?

May 25, 2015- Submission Period Opens
June 14, 2015- Submission Period Ends
June 15, 2015- Twitter Voting begins
June 18, 2015- Twitter Voting ends
June 19, 2015- Winners announced

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