Competition: visualizing World Aid data

A $2,000 cash prize from Google for the best visualization

October 12, 2012  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

Google and The Guardian Datastore joined forces to launch a data visualization competition focused on the issue of global international aid. The winner will take a $2,000 cash prize.

Data visualization challenge - The Guardian and Google

(image: The Guardian)

This competition, however, is limited to citizens of the UK, US, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands or Sweden. The¬†datasets¬†suggested include the¬†Google Transparency report,¬†USAid data,¬†Global humanitarian assistance¬†and others, but you are encouraged to make use of additional sources, as long they’re public and from reliable organizations.

From The Guardian:

Help us visualise the flow of aid around the world. How transparent is aid data? Millions of dollars are spent around the world by governments in helping developing nations but what does it achieve and how much of it can we see?

The entries can be submitted until November 26 using the form available on the competition page. The announcement of who will take the prize is due to be made until Novembner 30. It will be picked by three judges that “will include a Guardian representative, a Google representative and an independent member.”

Links: The Guardian – How transparent is world aid data?

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