The Visual.ly Health Data Visualization Contest is over and the vote is in! If you missed it, rest easy — there will be more Visual.ly contests! Without further ado, here are the winners: 1. Dana Ng squeaked into first place with this great static infographic about cancer: Cancer Anyone? The graphic tells a great story, has a good flow, and overall high quality graphic design. Dana will receive a license for Tableau Desktop, a ticket to Strata Conference + Hadoop World, and $500 to help with travel expenses for the conference.
2. Missing first by just one point, Susie Lu and Anson Chu put together a great interactive (with some chart advice from Bob Monteverde) on USA Health Care Reform and Spending. They will win $200 towards an ebook reader of their choice.
3. Third was also just one point behind. Chris Nabors put together a great interactive (aside from the initial donut charts with too many sections) about US Natality. Chris gets a signed copy of I Love Charts: The Book by Jason Oberholtzer, as well as a copy of Show Me How by Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith, and Listomania curated by Mariah Bear.
4. Fourth was also a close one, and does a really great job with data analysis. Stephanie Vatz created an interactive map detailing America’s Worst Nursing Homes. To recognize the great data work that Stephanie did, Strata has thrown in a bonus prize: Stephanie will receive a pass to the new Strata Rx Conference.
There were lots of great submissions, and plenty of good visualization work went into these. Ranking the submissions was a difficult job and there were some contentions among the judges, showing how different qualities of a visualization can all be important. Keep your eye out for the next Visual.ly contest, we’ve got some great ideas brewing!