Win a trip to sunny San Diego and a chance at $2,000

Does business and finance data get you excited? Are you a technical chart reader or a Economist magazine subscriber? This contest is for you! The Tableau Software Interactive Biz Viz Contest is all about data with a dollar sign (or the sign of another currency, of course). Find some business data then use Tableau Public to analyze and visualize it. That’s all it takes.

Need some Inspiration?

Making an amazing viz can be tough if you do not know where to start! This viz from Daniel Hom should get your ideas flowing: it shows the total amount raised (through IPO) for different industries.

Looks like tech companies took the lead in 2011. If you want to find some data of your own, take a look at some of the sites below:

What you’ll win

A 3-day trip to San Diego and a chance to win $2,000 & an iPad

The winner chosen by our judges will also take away a free roundtrip ticket to attend the 2012 Tableau Customer Conference. This includes 3 night’s accommodations in San Diego and a chance to compete in the Iron Viz championship with the winners of our two other contests. The winner of Iron Viz will take away a new iPad, and $2,000.

Cash for the Crowd Favorite

The contest is just beginning when you submit your viz! Tweet, Facebook and email the page it is on to everyone you can, because whoever has the highest page views at the end of the contest will become our Crowd Favorite and receive a $500 gift card of their choice. You can view your progress in the bottom left hand corner of your visualization, below the share button (it will need to be embedded on a blog or website). As you might have guessed, those who get their vizes in earlier will have a much better chance at winning the Crowd Favorite!

Who can enter?

This contest is open to any adult in the US or UK. Don't live in the US or UK? We haven't forgotten you! We are expanding to other countries for our other contests this year, but the legal requirements take time to compile. In the meantime, our apologies!

How it works

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  • Step 1

    Download the FREE Tableau Public tool
    (If you already have Tableau Public go to STEP 2)

    Anyone can do it. With Tableau Public’s free online tool you can create interactive graphs, dashboards, maps and tables from virtually any data and embed them on your website or blog.

    Get Tableau Public
    Microsoft® Windows® Vista, XP, Server 2008, Server 2003, 2000, Windows 7 and virtualized environments when they are configured with the proper underlying Windows operating system.
  • Step 2

    Create and publish your “viz” to your blog or website

    Use any business, economics or finance data to create a viz so engaging and smart that you rock our panel of blogging and viz experts. We have some resources to help you out.

  • Step 3

    Submit your entry form

    Fill out the entry form and submit by April 26, 2012. A panel of judges will evaluate all submissions based on overall appeal, design elements, and data analysis/findings.