Visualize 2030

Visualize 2030, Google Cloud Data Stories for SDGs Contest

In collaboration with the World Bank, the United Nations Foundation, and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, Google Cloud is hosting a data storytelling contest called Visualize 2030.

If you’re a college or graduate student, Visualize 2030 is your chance to make an impact on the global community.

The 2030 Agenda

From ending poverty to preserving biodiversity, The 2030 Agenda is made up of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that define a plan of action for people, planet, and prosperity. These goals seek to meaningfully transform three critical areas: ending poverty, helping society, and preserving the environment.


The Visualize 2030 Challenge

For this year’s Visualize 2030 challenge, Can you tell a data-driven story that reveals how at least two SDGs influence each other and what actions might be taken in order to reach those goals by 2030.

Your Toolbox

  • Data

To participate in the Visualize 2030 contest, you must use data from at least one of the newly available BigQuery public datasets provided by the UN Statistics Division and the World Bank. Any outside datasets will not be considered and will result in your application being disqualified.

  • Visualization

You will be able to access the datasets directly through Google Data Studio, a free service for analysis, visualization, and reporting. You must use Data Studio to visualize the data and create your data story.


The top five eligible submissions for Visualize 2030 will receive:

  • $10,000 (USD) cash prize
  • Announcement during the
    UN World Data Forum
  • Publication by Google Cloud

How to Enter

  • Join the Visualize 2030 Google Group

To access the official data sources and project information that you will need to get started, join the Visualize 2030 Data Stories for the SDGs Google Group.

  • Submit your data story

Once you’re ready to submit your data story, fill out the submission form. The submission deadline is September 30, 2018. Contest judges will be selecting a total of five winners to be announced during the UN World Data Forum.

Click here to submit

Deadline: 30th September 2018


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