Europe's 1st Student DataViz Competition - 100% online

Contest Overview

Use data in support of UNICEF's mission

Data is a strategic asset to create a more just and equal world. Where the right data are in the right hands at the right time, decisions can be better informed, more equitable and more likely to protect children's rights. Business schools are an important source of talent in the field of data analytics, and there are many data enthusiasts on our campuses. EDHEC Business School is a center of expertise in data for business, notably in our top-ranked Global MBA and MSc. in Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

Please join us for an exclusive Viz Challenge to analyze and visualize Open Data compiled by UNICEF.


► The challengers will have to use any data from UNICEF, to support the UNICEF mission

- Please note the problem statements and data sets can be considered a starting point, and additional analysis is encouraged.

- Feel free to expand and leverage other data sets. Challenge participants can complement the UNICEF data with additional dataset(s) from the sources listed on this page

Your mission is to bring out the stories behind the data! 

Find the competition timeline and the judging criteria at the bottom of the page

6 questions to EDHEC and its partners

  • Question 1: Why creating the EDHEC DataViz Challenge?
  • Question 2: Why did your brand decide to join the EDHEC DataViz Challenge?
  • Question 3: Why is data important for your brand?
  • Question 4: Any advice for students participating?
  • Question 5: During the Final, what would you like to see?
  • Question 6: Why should I join the challenge?


How it Works

You must be a student in Europe

You must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited academic institution in Europe at the time of submission to participate.


Read the rules

You can submit one visualization and your work must be original. Check out the official rules for the full terms and conditions. Email us if you have any further questions!


Download your free license

As a student, you have access to Tableau Desktop, eLearning and Prep for free via Tableau Academic Programs. Request your free Tableau for Students license to start vizzing!


Submit your viz

1. You must fill the form below.

2. You must publish your entry to your Tableau Public profile with the tag #EDHECDataViz21. Your submission can be a viz, dashboard or story. Your Submission must be publicly accessible and available at all times during the Contest Period. All Submissions must comply with all EDHEC and Tableau terms and conditions of use.


Discover the 10 selected vizzes here  


Judging Criteria


Creativity 25 points: Does the viz show insights in an interesting way?

Beauty/Design 25 points: Is the viz beautiful, relevant, and effective?

Analytical Depth 25 points: Was the data used in a way to explore?

Overall 25 points: Rate the visualization overall.


Discover the winners of the 2020 EDHEC DataViz Challenge edition


What Can I Win?



1st Place

interview with UNICEF for a paid Data Visualization internship at their New York HQ or remotely

Top 3

coaching session with Mazars to help prepare future applications and interviews

1 6-hour AI-training programme combined with an exchange with a Mazars AI expert

1 goody bag from Tableau filled with data-tastic prizes

Top 10

1 tech prize by Mazars

1 complimentary ticket to the Paris Vivatech Conference 2022


A few words from last year's winner






All submissions received between 31 March 2021 at 12:01 a.m. CET until 11:59 p.m. CET on 21 May 2021 will be considered.


28th May : The top 10 vizzes will be selected and authors will be invited to our virtual competition finale.

The Final

June 18th 2021 4pm-6:30pm CEST : The top 10 viz authors will attend the virtual final where they will present their visualisations and explain why they should win.


Questions ?

Should you have any question on the competition, write to the organizers at datavizchallenge@edhec.edu

Our partners



Mazars is an internationally integrated partnership, specialising in audit, accountancy, advisory, tax and legal services*. Operating in over 90 countries and territories around the world, we draw on the expertise of more than 42,000 professionals – 26,000+ in Mazars’ integrated partnership and 16,000+ via the Mazars North America Alliance – to assist clients of all sizes at every stage in their development.

Find out more: www.mazars.com

*Where permitted under applicable country laws



Tableau helps people see and understand data. Tableau’s self-service analytics platform empowers people of any skill level to work with data. From individuals and non-profits to government agencies and the Fortune 500, tens of thousands of customers around the world rely on Tableau’s advanced analytics capabilities to make impactful, data-driven decisions.

For more information, please visit www.tableau.com

UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour towards children. UNICEF insists that the survival, protection and development of children are universal development imperatives that are integral to human progress. UNICEF mobilizes political will and material resources to help countries, particularly developing countries, ensure a "first call for children" and to build their capacity to form appropriate policies and deliver services for children and their families. UNICEF is committed to ensuring special protection for the most disadvantaged children – victims of war, disasters, extreme poverty, all forms of violence and exploitation, and those with disabilities. UNICEF responds in emergencies to protect the rights of children. In coordination with United Nations partners and humanitarian agencies, UNICEF makes its unique facilities for rapid response available to its partners to relieve the suffering of children and those who provide their care. UNICEF is non-partisan and its cooperation is free of discrimination. In everything it does, the most disadvantaged children and the countries in greatest need have priority. UNICEF aims, through its country programmes, to promote the equal rights of women and girls and to support their full participation in the political, social and economic development of their communities. UNICEF works with all its partners towards the attainment of the sustainable human development goals adopted by the world community and the realization of the vision of peace and social progress enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations.

Find out more : https://www.unicef.org/

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