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School of Data Science's Inaugural Data Is ART Competition

Theme: Our World • Data has the power to tell captivating stories and reveal hidden insights into Our World. This competition invites you to unleash your creativity and transform raw data into ART!

Your challenge is to create a visually striking and thought-provoking data-inspired visualization that not only presents information but evokes emotions and captures the essence of the underlying data. We encourage you to think outside of the box, experiment with innovative design techniques, mix media, and push the boundaries of traditional data visualization. Embrace artistic boldness while ensuring your visualization conveys the data's story about our world, captivating viewers with visually appealing designs that provide valuable insights and inspire fresh engagement with data.

Data Is ART Competition: Call for Submissions: Submit by January 10, 2024

The UVA School of Data Science is pleased to launch the inaugural Data Is ART Competition to coincide with opening celebrations of its new home and be featured works in the new building. This year's theme is "Our World" and there is an open call for art submissions of all mediums and formats. The competition will be juried by a panel of traditional and data visualization artists and includes various categories for submission. A grand prize winner will be awarded $5,000. Additional prizes, including but not limited to honorable mentions, certificates, trophies, or monetary rewards, may be granted to winners in each respective category. 

Call for Submissions

The Data Is ART Competition is sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Data Science. For questions about the competition and submission guidelines, contact