What a rich and incredible year we’ve just wrapped up. Worldwide, 2017 was filled with change, discovery, exploration and challenge, much of which was captured in data. Starting today, the Microsoft Data Journalism Program and Power BI teams are excited to announce that we’re accepting your submissions to the Power BI “2017 Year in Review” Data Story Contest. Show us your best Power BI work as you share a story, illustrated through data, of something fascinating that occurred in 2017.
The grand prize winner of this contest will walk away with a powerful new Microsoft Surface Pro*.
The guidelines are simple: we want to see the most interesting interactive visualizations you can produce to tell a story about something that happened in 2017. Take advantage of your Power BI skills, and use a publicly shareable dataset, to tell anengaging and timely story. Be creative: the topic might be anything, serious or silly, about business, health, sports, politics, safety or science, or maybe even music, movies, pop culture or food trends. Whatever you like. If it took place or reached a tipping point in 2017, it’s fair game.
Our expert panel of judges will score entries on how interesting the story is, the insights you uncover, clarity of design, composition and interactive function, and the integrity of your data.
The “Year in review” Data Stories Contest Overview:
Content entries will be judged by a three-judge panel:
We love seeing your creative side! So, we will be looking for entries that show off how you can blend data and analytics with some of the compelling features Power BI has to help you tell stories, for example:
We’ll select a single grand prize winner from the reports submitted. Please note that all submissions will be used by Microsoft for research and to improve our products and services. Additionally, they may be amplified or published more broadly, either by Microsoft or in the media.
The grand prize will be an awesome new Microsoft Surface Pro to help you kick off your 2018 computing right.
We’re tremendously excited to see what you submit. Good luck!
*terms and conditions apply; see official rules for details.
Here is my effort, I wanted to build a story (rather than a report) that takes data and get people thinking beyond simple numbers. If you like it the please give it a Like, thanks,