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NIC Face-off | Data Analytics
Showing Insights and Telling Data-Driven Stories

What are the terms of participating?

There will be 2 categories in the competition – Secondary School and Junior College. Any resident in Singapore studying full time in a Secondary or Junior College in Singapore can participate as long as they follow our guidelines and rules. All submitted material must be original and created by the team members.

How many entries can each school make?

There is no limit to the number of entries submitted by each school but each submission must be made by a team consisting of 3 persons studying in the same school and supported by a teacher-in-charge. Each team is allowed to submit only one entry. In your submission, each team must describe the objective of the entry and the analysis it offers in less than 500 words.

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.

What data can I use?

For this NIC Face-off | Data Analytics contest, you can use the data sets that Tableau has provided OR use one of your own sourced from the web. Just make sure that these data sets align with the 3 themes in this competition. The sourced data set need to be publicly accessible and should be clearly acknowledged in the submission form.

Tell me more about the Hands-on Workshops that is being conducted on 22 & 23 June.

Tableau will be conducting 2 hands-on workshops on 22 and 23 June 2016. This is an optional workshop as students can still participate in this competition without attending any of the hands-on workshops.
Both workshops will have the same content and during the session, students will learn how tell data-driven stories with visualizations. Students will be shown how to connect to data and visualize their queries without writing a single line of code. They will also learn how to create a dashboard from scratch and see how they can quickly analyze, visualize and share information. At the end of the session, the students will be able to publish a simple completed dashboard onto Tableau Public.
Students can choose to attend either of the workshops. Seats are limited on a first-come-first-served basis:

Workshop 1 : 22 June, 2:00 – 6:00pm
Workshop 2 : 23 June, 8:30 – 12:30pm

Nanyang Polytechnic, School of Information Technology
Computer Lab 530,531 & 532
180 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
Singapore 569830

Can’t attend the workshop?Tableau has a host of online learning materials including How-to Videos and Live Training where you can learn how to use Tableau on your own.
Find out more at: Tableau Public's resources page.

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

You may contact Tableau at public@tableau.com, please include NIC Face-off| Data Analytics Viz Contest in the subject line.

How will winner be chosen?

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

  • 30% - Practicality & Relevance
    • Are the views easy to interpret?
    • Does the viz answer/pose interesting questions?
  • 30% - Storytelling
    • Telling a coherent story that accurately represents the data
  • 30% - Design Zen
    • Performance of the dashboard
    • Beauty
  • 10% - Bonus credit: Innovative use of Tableau
    • Visualization types, interactivity, and creativity

Top 10 entries (5 from each category) will be shortlisted. And these 10 entries will qualify for the finals where it will be judged in a closed door by judges (70%) and public vote (30%) to account for the final top 3 winners in each category.

There will also be 2 additional category – People’s Choice Award as well as Most Original Insights Award. People’s Choice will be selected totally based on voting from the public while the Most Original Insights Award will be decided fully by the judges through a closed-door selection.

What happens if my team’s entry gets shortlisted?

10 teams (5 from each category) will be informed by 31 August if their entry is selected for finals. When that happens, the team will also be provided with feedback from the judges on how they can improve on their entries and have until 30 September 2016 to resubmit their entries for the finals. During this period, should you have any questions post feedback, you can drop us an email at NICFaceOff2016@tableau.com where we will try to answer your questions via email or phone. Alternatively, the team can arrange to drop by Tableau office at Level 10 South Beach Tower at an agreed time for a 1:1 consultation with Tableau consultants to work on their entries, if needed.

What is the schedule?

June 1, 2016 - Submission Period Opens for Round 1
August 15, 2016 - Submission Period Ends for Round 1
August 31, 2016 – 10 Shortlisted entries will be notified
September 30, 2016 – Deadline for shortlisted entries to resubmit their viz for the finals
Oct, 2016 – Winners to be announced onsite at the IDA’s Infocomm Media Youth Fest 2016

Official Rules

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Photo Release Document

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Questions, email: NICFaceOff2016@tableau.com