• WDVP 2019
  • WDVP 2019

The World Data Visualization Prize

in partnership with
iib-logoInformation is Beautiful

This contest is now closed. Winners will be announced week of 12th of Feb.

The winners revealed

See the shortlisted entries

Check out for the longlists for

  1. posters

  2. interactives

Welcome to this $50,000 global creative data challenge. We supply the datasets and themes. You provide creative, intuitive data-visualizations that tell a story or reveal something interesting about the data.

The winning works will receive cash prizes, international press coverage, and the chance to have their work exhibited to world leaders at the World Government Summit in February 2023.

The competition is open to anyone interested in design, data-analytics, and visual story-telling. Maybe you're a designer, a developer, a creative professional, an analytics ninja, solo practitioner or a team - all are welcome to take part...


Championing the power of data-visualization to inspire new ways of thinking and seeing the world

This year's prize focuses on the past, present and future. How well has the world progressed and improved in recent years? Where do we stand right now and how could we measure that? And what factors and drivers might shape society, government and citizens of the future?

Over $50,000 in prizes await the winners, with a first place prize of $25,000.

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Just choose a concept and a dataset. Dive in, explore, create.

Choose one or visualize all three of the following competition concepts and datasets.

  1. 1

    What Just Happened?

    What's improved? What's broken through? What's gone supernova? Charting our development across many different metrics over a 10 year period to highlight the successes - and the bottlenecks.

    Explore this dataset
  2. 2

    Dashboard of the Present Future

    Governments need to see how well they, their nation and their populace are doing - from a data-perspective. Design us a data display for this purpose. How might it look, feel and function. Which metrics are primary?

    Explore this dataset
  3. 3

    The Future of Frontiers

    What factors and drivers might shape the society, government and citizens of the future? Tracking and visualising our progress and predictions for innovation in adaptation, future governance, public services, and social technology.

    Explore this dataset


We recognize submissions with strong visual impact that increase clarity, understanding or curiosity about a topic.

Entries can be expressed and submitted in two different forms:

  1. 1


    A multi-view dynamic visualization allowing us to filter, play, and otherwise explore the data and information

  2. 2


    A single static graphic that highlights a pattern, trend or connection in the data… or somehow - incredibly - visualizes it all!

Submissions Closed

This contest is now closed. Winners will be announced week of 12th of Feb.


  1. 16 Dec

    Competition opens

  2. 1 Feb

    11:59PM AST - Competition closes

  3. 10 Feb

    Winners announced

  4. 13 Feb

    Exhibition at the World Government Summit, Dubai


  1. $25,000 -Grand Prize Winner
  2. $7,500 -Interactive, Winner
  3. $5,000-Interactive, Runner-up
  4. $2,500-Interactive, Third Place
  5. $5,000-Poster, Winner
  6. $3,000-Poster, Runner-up
  7. $1,000-Poster, Third Place
  8. $1,000-Poster, Fourth Place
  1. Watermark

  2. Tools

  3. Posters & single images

    Minimum resolution is 640 pixels tall. Max is 3000 pixels wide (no height restriction). Please send a link to very large files.

  4. Multiple entries

    You may enter up to one entry per concept. So a max of three per team or individual total please.

  5. Self-sufficiency

    Make sure entries have a clear title, legend and other details to aid understanding.

  6. Language

    Entries can be in any language, but please supply an English translation if possible.

  7. Confirmation

    You'll receive a confirmation that we received your entry but no other correspondence until the winners are announced.

  8. Late entries

    Submissions received after the final date and time will not be counted.

  1. Key question

    What questions can you pose and answer with the data?

  2. Answers

    You needn't always answer the question. Perhaps provide enough clarity and detail for viewers to make up their own minds.

  3. Annotation

    Consider pointing out interesting features, data points and aspects of your visualisation.

  4. Audience rules

    There's a lot of data here. Do we really need to see it all? Or just some of it? What's most interesting?

  5. Tone

    All are welcome. But which will you go for? Playful and fun? Technical and serious? Abstract and high-concept?

  6. Extras

    Feel free to research your own relevant data and bring it to the table.

  1. Can I use a previously published visualization?

    No, we require fresh, original pieces.

  2. Who owns the rights to my submission?

    Entrants retain rights. However, by entering you give us permission to feature your work physically and digitally throughout our event and related platforms.

  3. Can I use other datasets?

    Yes, any well-sourced data that enhances the story and understanding can be used.

  4. I need to change or correct my entry.


The World Government Summit Organization is a global, neutral, non-profit organization dedicated to shaping the future of governments.

The Summit, in its various activities, explores the agenda of the next generation of governments, focusing on harnessing innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity.

Since its inception in 2013, the Summit has championed the mission of shaping future governments and creating a better future for humanity. The past editions of the Summit have successfully established a new model to collaborate on an international playing field to inspire and enable the next generation of governments.