I am contacting you on behalf of the website Wikiprogress, which is currently running a Data Visualization Contest, with the prize of a paid trip to Mexico to attend the 5th OECD World Forum in Guadalajara in October this year. Wikiprogress is an open-source website, hosted by the OECD, to facilitate the exchange of information on well-being and sustainability, and the aim of the competition is to encourage participants to use well-being measurement in innovative ways to a) show how data on well-being give a more meaningful picture of the progress of societies than more traditional growth-oriented approaches, and b) to use their creativity to communicate key ideas about well-being to a broad audience.
After reading your blog, I think that you and your readers might be interested in this challenge. The OECD World Forums bring together hundreds of change-makers from around the world, from world leaders to small, grassroots projects, and the winners will have their work displayed and will be presented with a certificate of recognition during the event.
You can also visit the competition website here: http://bit.ly/1Gsso2y
It does sound like a challenge that might intrigue this blog’s readers:
- think about how to report human well-being, beyond traditional measures like GDP;
- find relevant good datasets (“official statistics” or otherwise);
- visualize these measures’ importance or insightful trends in the data; and
- possibly win a prize trip to the next OECD forum in Guadalajara, Mexico to network with others who are interested in putting data, statistics, and visualization to good use.