Best Graphic To Share and Connect With Statistics : WSD 2020

19 Oct 2020
Best Graphic To Share and Connect With Statistics 2020


The School of Mathematical Sciences

“Best Graphic to Share and Connect with Statistics”


to celebrate World Statistics Day

October 20, 2020.


School of Mathematical Sciences World Statistics Day 2020 Committee

Chair: Kathleen O’Sullivan

Members: Supratik Roy, Amir Jalali, Maria Teider



There will be three prizes as well as prizes for undergraduate student and postgraduate student entries.


Entry requirements

We are inviting all university staff and students to submit a non-interactive graphic that is accessible and of interest to the general public in Ireland.

Participants are urged to reflect on the use of graphics that convey statistical insights into challenges before Irish society.

Staff and registered students at UCC can enter the competition. Participants are allowed to submit once.

The competition has three categories: General Category (all entries), Category for Undergraduate Students, and Category for Postgraduate Students. Your submitted graphic can only win a prize in a single category.

Students must explicitly specify if they wish to be considered for one of the students' categories.

The decision of the judges will be final in all aspects and no correspondence will be entered into.

Participants are responsible for ensuring that they adhere to any Creative Commons License for their submitted graphic including usage guidelines, terms and conditions.

We do not take responsibility for graphics that are not legal. Participants must adhere to the acceptable usage policy of UCC.

We are excluding the Staff of the School of Mathematical Sciences.


Submission Process

Complete the online form that gathers the following information:

  • Contact details
  • Title of the graphic (max 75 characters including spaces)
  • A one-sentence caption of the graphic (max 150 characters including spaces)
  • The message (max 700 characters including spaces)
  • Rationale for choice (max 700 characters including spaces)
  • Source/reference for the graphic
  • Upload the graphic or provide a link (no links that require subscription, membership or registration to access the intended graphic)


Acceptable graphic file formats include png, jpeg, tiff, pdf

Upload limit: maximum of 10 MB


Key Dates

Submission deadline: November 03, 2020

Decision deadline: November 20, 2020


Judging Criteria

Entries will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Statistical appropriateness of graphic
  • Connectedness to Statistics
  • Stand-alone readability
  • Visual appeal
  • Fit to message
  • Effectiveness to communicate
  • Accessibility to a wide audience
  • Brevity of descriptions
  • Innovativeness of title
  • Originality and creativity of caption


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