Wiki Data Viz Contest

Wikipedia is the internet's largest repository of knowledge, so it is no surprise that it is a great source for finding interesting datasets! For our first Iron Viz contest of 2015, we want you to create a visualization based on any topic you want; as long as the data was found on Wikipedia. Sports, TV shows, historical events, nature... you can find all kinds of datasets on all kinds of topics on Wikipedia. Get creative and get vizzing! You could win a trip to Vegas for the 2015 Tableau Conference to compete in the Iron Viz competition!

The Schedule

March 4- Submission Period Opens
March 22- Submission Period Ends
March 23- Twitter Voting begins
March 26- Twitter Voting ends
March 27- Winners announced

The Big Prize

Win a trip to Las Vegas to compete in the Iron Viz competition at Tableau Conference!
The winner will receive airfare and accommodations in Las Vegas during the 2015 Tableau Conference, a conference pass, and a spot in the 2015 Iron Viz Competition.

The Crowd Favorite

All the submitted vizzes will be given a unique hashtag to use for a popular vote. The most tweets gets a $500 gift card.


Get Tableau Public

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


Stuff You'll need

  • Data: Any data pulled off of Wikipedia qualifies!
  • Attribution: Make sure you link to the Wiki page you pulled from on the viz!
  • Blog: Giving some context to your viz and explaining what you did will give you points!


Submit Your Viz

After you’ve completed
the first two steps,
fill out the Form