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Get involved and do good with data! Open for entries now for the  2024 Student DataViz Challenge

If you are studying in Europe and you are interested in data careers, then make a note in your diary that the annual European Student Data Viz Challenge is open!

First introduced in 2020, the European Data Viz Challenge aims to get students who are currently enrolled in degree-granting programmes like Bachelors, Masters or MBA to raise awareness of social or environmental issues by harnessing the power of data visualisation.

The Challenge is organised by Tableau, UNICEF and EDHEC Business school and is designed to encourage students to become more involved and skilled in the art of visualising data for the greater good as all entries must choose a topic linked to UNICEF missions and use UNICEF data to highlight and raise awareness of key global issues. This year, UNICEF wants to focus on children’s disabilities.


Data visualisation skills are in high demand in careers as diverse as marketing, consulting, finance or strategy. The Student DataViz Challenge is a great way to boost your skills to the next level and get amazing feedback from a panel of experts in the final. If you are currently enrolled in a degree-granting programme at an accredited academic institution in Europe, join the challenge before May 9th 2024!


Previous entries have looked at nutrition, gender equality in education, tobacco use in children under 15, inequality in Europe and inequalities in African LDCs to name a few.

According to Ketan Kundargi , Strategy consultant & Marketing Expert, MBA alumnus at EDHEC and finalist in the 2020 Student Data Viz Challenge, “In the modern digital era, data is an essential component of decision-making at every organization. However, data is simply information and can only be useful when everyone can understand it. Simply put, your data needs to tell a story.

Data visualization enables organization to turn this raw information into a more understandable and aesthetically pleasing visual medium that is easily digestible. Essentially, data visualisation bridges the gap between having lots of data and the ability to understanding it to drive action and decisions.”


How the Challenge Works

The Challenge is open to register your interest now. All entries must be submitted using Tableau – as a student, you have free access to Tableau Desktop, eLearning and Prep via Tableau Academic Programs. The competition closes for entries on 11th April and from the entries, judges from Tableau, Mazars, EDHEC and UNICEF will then select 8 finalists.

Ashley Koen, Academic Program Marketing Manager at Tableau explained “We’re on a mission to create a data literate world. As data literacy increases in importance, learning analytics and understanding how to best visualise data will help students stand out professionally, driving faster insights and informed decisions in their work and study. We support the Student Data Viz Challenge because it provides students with an opportunity to develop these skills while also providing an opportunity to engage with real-world issues that matter most. Last year’s submissions were amazing and we look forward to seeing all the new talent this year!”


Learn more with past DataViz Challenge webinars (on-demand):


The Final

The final will take place on 22nd May online. Each of the 8 finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their data viz to the judging panel.

There are some excellent prizes for the top 8 finalists including DataViz and Pitch’ coaching session with a Mazars expert pre-final, tickets to Vivatech in Paris, Free Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam Voucher, plus giveaways amongst other amazing incentives.  Plus, the winner will have the opportunity to benefit from a one-to-one mentoring with UNICEF’s Data Communications Lead ​.


Visit for more details on the Challenge, the prizes and the full rules and details on how to enter.