The Elite 8 Viz Makeover Contest
Win a trip to Washington D.C. and a chance at $2,000
Are dated-looking dashboards getting in the way of your data? Think you can take the story to the next level? Tableau 8 has arrived and it is chock full of new features that can enhance your storytelling capabilities. You can win a trip to D.C. for the Tableau Customer Conference! All you have to do is take a viz that was published in Tableau 7 and remake it utilizing some of the great new features in Tableau 8. If your viz gets chosen as one of the "Elite 8" you'll go head-to-head with the other top vizzers through a bracket-style match up and compete for Twitter votes!
Need some Inspiration?
Here's a successful makeover by Daniel Hom. Click between the "Original" and "8 Makeover" tabs to see how the design of the dashboard improved using floating content in Tableau 8.
How to Enter
Get out there and find a viz to make over!
You can use your own Tableau 7 viz, find one in the gallery, or use one of the suggested workbooks below:
Submitting your Viz
Use the entry form below to submit your viz. Please include the original viz by using tabs, as shown in the example above.
Judging, Voting, and the Bracket
Submissions will be accepted through April 8th, 2013. Judges will determine the Elite 8 contestants based on improvements in design and storytelling and use of Tableau 8 features. The chosen Elite 8 will be announced on April 8th and duke it out in daily bracket style match-ups, competing for your votes. You can cast your vote by tweeting with the special hashtags we assign for each Elite 8 contestant.
What you’ll win
A 3-day trip to Washington DC and a chance at $2000
The winner chosen by our judges will also take away a free roundtrip ticket to attend the 2013 Tableau Customer Conference. This includes 3 night’s accommodations in Washington DC 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.
Our 2nd place vizzer will receive a $500 gift card.
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 later this year, but the legal requirements take time to compile. In the meantime, our apologies!
How it works(Click on the steps to expand and get the details.)
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Step 1Download 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 2Create and publish your “viz” to your blog or website
Choose any Tableau Public 7 viz and remake it utilizing using Tableau Public 8 to make it more attractive and engaging. The greater the improvement, the more likely the judges will choose you for the elite 8.
Step 3Submit your entry form
Fill out the entry form and submit by 8:00 am PST April 8, 2013. A panel of judges will evaluate all submissions based on attractiveness, storytelling, and use of Tableau 8 features. The Elite 8 will be announced at 6:00pm PST on April 8th, 2013.