Stories of the Shortlist

Gazing at the stars, living in vibrant & safe cities, the pursuit of leisure & health - let's visualize the good life.

This year our Shortlisted creators utilised themes around health, city living, leisure and sport, and the environment to create stunning works of data visualization. Check out entries from this year's most popular themes below, and explore the full 2018 Shortlist.


Fun & Games

The pursuit of leisure and fun is vital. You can make a game out of learning data visualisation charts. Or, maybe you prefer cycling, or playing football with friends? In any case, we recommend spending time with your nearest furry friend pronto - a dog is the best teacher in how to relax and enjoy the moment.



Have you gazed at the night sky lately? These visualisations will come in handy next time you go star-gazing - or you can impress your friends with your knowledge of the cultural history of constellations


Public Health

The Shortlist features useful tools to help you visualise cancer search trends, and understand the lifetime costs of healthcare. Public health isn't just about illness though - violence claims enough lives to be considered an epidemic in many parts of the world.


Earth & the Environment

Extreme weather and the sustainability of our oceans affect us all, whether we realize it or not. When we know more, we can do more - dataviz creators are doing their part to educate us about the earth and the environment, so that we can preserve it for future generations.


Women's Rights & Gender Representation

Women are making their voices heard in the streets & online, and forcing a new awareness of gender representation in all realms. Creators are supporting #MeToo and associated movements for women's rights by throwing their talents behind the call to end misogyny - for good.


City Life

Is your city affordable? How does it treat its homeless? Can you access an abortion clinic quickly and safely? Cities exist to serve all residents, from the most wealthy to the most marginalized - this year's creators utilized unique and immersive forms to examine what makes cities livable for all.


:: See the Full 2018 Shortlist


Explore the categories:

Arts, Entertainment & Culture

Breaking News


Leisure, Games & Sport

Maps, Places & Spaces

People, Language & Identity

Politics & Global

Visualization & Information Design

Science & Technology



Let the world know that you're on the Shortlist

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:: Check out 2017's showcase and winners


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