National Institute of Justice and Bureau of Justice Statistics Seek Data Visualization Apps
Date:  10-03-2014

$25,000 in prize money to be divided among final winners
The National Institute of Justice has announced the following:

Criminal justice datasets are often large, complex and include a wide variety of geocodes and identifiers. A well-developed data visualization product can make it easier for the public, researchers, and policymakers to understand data, whether it is about the costs of various crimes or the relationship between firearm assaults and demographics.

The National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics have launched a data visualization challenge to increase the transparency and accessibility of criminal justice data. This is a two-phase challenge where successful phase I (ideation) contestants will move to phase II (creation). For the winners of the final challenge phase, $25,000 in prize money is available.

Submission requirements, judging criteria, and deadlines can be found here.