Wikiprogress Data Visualization Contest 2015 – Terms and conditions

Terms and Conditions

The Terms and Conditions/Rules apply to the 2015 Wikiprogress Data Visualization Contest. By participating in this competition, you undertake to comply with and abide by these Rules and provide all information required. You understand that any failure to do so will result in disqualification.

The Challenge

To create an infographic or data visualization that addresses one or more of the following questions:

  • How do well-being levels vary between countries?
  • How do well-being levels vary for different population groups (e.g. for young people, the elderly, by gender, etc.)?
  • Why is it important to look beyond purely economic indicators (such as GDP) for a better picture of people’s well-being?
  • How can the multi-dimensionality of well-being be effectively communicated to the general public?

Entries will be welcomed in two categories:

      Interactive visualizations
      Static infographics and visualizations

Relevant data resources and helpful links will be made available on the Wikiprogress website, but you are free to use any publicly available data (either official or non-official statistics) to create your entry.

About you

The competition is open to all individuals, both amateurs and professionals. In order to be eligible for the prize reserved for under 26-year olds, you must be aged under 26 during the period of this competition (15 June– 24 August 2015). Proof of identity and age will be required.

Please note that while joint or team entries will not be refused, there will be only one prize per winning entry.

About your entry

Competition submissions can be in the form of an infographic or data visualization.

All entries

  • Your entry must be in English.
  • It must be an original creation and be your own work.
  • Data sources and other references must be clearly cited.
  • You must have the rights to use any copyrighted materials such as photography included in your entry. Any creative commons licensed material must appear with the appropriate attribution.

Specific information for interactive/animated visualizations

Hosting of animated or interactive entries will need to be arranged by participants, these entries cannot be hosted directly on These will then either be embedded on, or will link to your hosted entry.

Specific information for static infographics and visualizations

Static infographics and visualizations will need to be constructed paying careful attention to legibility and particularly in print, as the entries may be printed and displayed at the 5th OECD World Forum in Guadalajara.

To submit your entry

To submit your entry to the competition, please send it as an attached file or link in an email In the subject line of the email please specify your name as follows:


Also include your name in the name of the file or url of your entry.

In the body of the email, please let us know the following information:

  • A short title for your entry
  • A description of your entry explaining:
    • The concept you are aiming to show.
    • The reasoning behind your design (i.e. why did you choose a particular format or approach)
    • An explanation of how you transformed the data for the visualization
    • Any relevant related works that inspired you
    • A full list of data sources and other references
  • Whether you will be under 26 years old on the 24 August 2015. Proof of age and identity will be requested from the selected winner(s).

You may submit up to three entries.

Submissions will be received from 17 June 2015 to 24 August 2015.

The Prize

The creators of the 3 winning visualizations will be invited to attend the 5th OECD World Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico. Economy travel costs to and from Guadalajara, hotel accommodation and a living allowance will be provided for the duration of the Forum, and for a maximum of 7 days.


After the competition closes at midnight on Monday August 24th, the entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Clarity and rigour: the infographic or design must convey a clear idea and should be accessible to a wide audience, including non-specialists, while remaining academically rigorous (full referencing of sources used, sound data treatment)
  • Concept: the submission should address a powerful, thought-provoking and/or awareness-raising concept. Particular attention will be given to submissions that successfully link various thematic areas together in order to highlight the multidimensionality of well-being.
  • Originality: Be creative! Submissions that draw unexpected links, use innovative design techniques and display unique thinking will be preferred.

The winner will be notified by email by the 8th September 2015 at the latest, and will be announced on the Wikiprogress website and via social media.

Re-use of entries

By submitting your entry to the competition, you agree to grant the right to use your entry under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike IGO license (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO), so others can share and adapt your work in non-commercial contexts.
In particular, the best entries will be published on the Wikiprogress website and social media and may be printed and displayed at the 5th OECD World Forum in Guadalajara.


  • The prize may only be taken as stated and cannot be changed. There will be no cash alternatives.
  • The OECD does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.
  • You must supply full details in the email accompanying your submission, as described above, and comply with all rules to be eligible for the prize. No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.
  • The Jury’s decision is final in every situation, including any not covered above, and neither the Jury nor the OECD staff will respond to correspondence justifying its decision.
  • If a winning entrant is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made to do so, the OECD reserves the right to offer the prize to the next best entry.
  • The OECD reserves the right to not select a winner or winners if entries received are judged to be of insufficient quality.
  • Any attempt by a participant to influence the result or subvert the competition will lead to immediate disqualification.
  • The OECD reserve the right to modify or cancel the Competition or any of the arrangements, schedules, plans or other items directly or indirectly related to the Competition, at any time and for any reason if deemed necessary in its opinion.
  • You agree to indemnify and hold the OECD and Wikiprogress, their personnel and agents, harmless from any third party claims for loss, damage, prejudice, liability or expense suffered as a result of or in any manner in connection with your entry, any other of your acts or omissions or any information which you provided.