This contest is about personal, informative, and beautiful data visualizations. Tell a story with data about your life, your project, or your passion.

We're offering to Judges' Prizes for best use of Plotly. Plotly's Arduino instructable, Raspberry Pi Instructable, and this MAKE article show examples of different applications. For examples of other uses, here is a graph of data from a satellite a user launched, a home temperature monitorStreaming Graphs Notebook, and data from weather balloons launched by a high school.

We'd love to see how and what data you gather, graph, and share.

Please be sure that your entry into the contest contains original photos and text. Entries without original photos and text will be denied.

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), March 10, 2014. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, April 21, 2014.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

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The Data Visualization Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

15 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Judges' Prize: Using Plotly for Data (2)

Two Judges' Prize: Using Plotly for Data winners will receive:

First Prize (2)

Two First Prize winners will receive:
  • a Plotly Patagonia Jacket
  • a Plotly t-shirt
  • a pair of Plotly sunglasses
  • and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.

Second Prize (10)

Ten Second Prize winners will receive:
  • a Plotly t-shirt
  • a pair of Plotly sunglasses
  • and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Mar 10, 2014 and Apr 21, 2014 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Data Visualization Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.