This week is contest week on the Visually blog. We are launching 4 contests this week for everyone from designers to viewers, so stay tuned and get ready! Today is Human Rights Day, and although human rights should be something we work to improve every day, today is time for an extra push. Visually is teaming up with UNESCO‘s Global Monitoring Report (GMR), and the Guardian’s Datablog to put on an infographic contest to raise awareness about educating young people in developing countries. The GMR’s Youth Skills Work Campaign is about promoting programs that teach young people important skills targeted at getting jobs and building their lives. These programs can help developing countries to build their economy and improve quality of life for their citizens. The data for the contest comes from UNESCO’s Global Monitoring Report, and focuses around education and training for young people in developing countries. You can get the data, and all the resources you’ll need, in the Contest Pack. When human rights are improved everyone wins, so creating and sharing a graphic helps no matter what. However, a contest needs a winner, so the criteria for winning the contest are:
- Show something interesting.
- Use good visualization practice.
- Pay attention to aesthetics.
- Do all of the above better than the competition.
Visually will do the judging of the submissions. The winners will be featured on the Visually blog, and the Guardian’s Datablog, and the qualified designers behind the winning submissions will become Certified Designers on the Visually Marketplace. You can email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The due date for receiving your submission is Midnight Pacific time on January 7, 2013. Best of luck to everyone, and happy visual storytelling!