It was with some uncertainty that we launched the call for entries for our first ever data visualisation competition. Sponsored by the Nuffield Trust, the BMJ and NHS Digital, we had identified some rich and challenging data on health inequalities in the UK, and worked hard to find creative and enquiring minds that would rise to the challenge of presenting it visually.
We received 50 entries from which our judges from the worlds of health and data visualisation design shortlisted 20.
Data visualisation and visual storytelling are complex tasks that require a wide range of skills. The judges have selected the three entries in each category (static and dynamic pieces) that best showcased understanding of the data, storytelling ability, and visual presentation skills.
The winners of the competition are presented below. Congratulations to the winners! And a huge thank you to everyone who has taken part.