Google Cloud Visualize 2030 data storytelling contest 2018 ($10,000 (USD) cash prize)

Application Deadline: September 30th, 2018

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, this 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 challenge

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.


  • Contest is open to residents of the United States and the rest of the world, except for Quebec, Crimea, People’s Republic of China, Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, and Sudan.
  • You must be a Student registered for the Contest by joining the following private Google Group: [email protected]​.
  • You must be an individual Student participant; team submissions are prohibited.
  • You must be over the age of majority in the country in which you reside.

The reward

The top five eligible submissions will receive:

  • $10,000 (USD) cash prize
  • Announcement during the UN World Data Forum
  • Publication by Google Cloud
  • No purchase necessary to win. In order to enter the Contest and be considered for the Prize, each Student must:
a. Create a Data Story using only the SDG Data made available for the purposes of this Contest. Students will be disqualified if they’re deemed to have used any external data sources, public or private, or have modified the SDG Data.
b. Submit only one Data Story using the submission form accessible via​ or the Visualize 2030 Data Stories Google Group.
c. Complete and submit the Visualize 2030 application form before 11:59:59 PST, September 30, 2018. Submissions made after this date will not be considered.
  • Limit one Contest entry per Student participan


  • Sep 30 : Contest closes at 11:59 PM PST
  • Oct 22: Winners announced during the UN World Data Forum

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Google Cloud Visualize 2030 data storytelling contest 2018


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