Frequently Asked Questions

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The Storytelling Viz Contest is a chance to prove your visualization chops and win big.

Q: What are the terms of participating?

Any resident of the US,UK, Canada, Australia, France, or Germany not employed by Tableau Software can participate as long as they follow our guidelines and rules.

Q: How many entries may one person make?

Please limit your entries to 2.

Q: What if I submit an entry early, and then later re-work my viz and want to replace my first entry?

That’s fantastic – feel free to do that up until the close of the contest. Tableau Public automatically supports updates to your viz. You do not need to resubmit your entry form, simply update your workbook and save your changes. Your embedded viz will automatically update on the webpage you have posted it to.

Q: Can I really use any data?

Go for it! If you find a dataset that you think makes a great story, go ahead and use it!

Q: Who can I contact if I am having problems with Tableau Public?

You may contact Tableau at, please include Viz Contest in the subject line.

Q: How will winner be chosen?

A panel of judges comprised of Tableau employees will evaluate all submissions based on the following criteria:

  • 25 points - Overall Appeal
  • 25 points - Design Elements
  • 50 points - Storytelling/Data Analysis/Findings
  • Q: How will the Crowd Favorite prize work?

    When the submission period ends, each contestant will be assigned a hashtag. A contest page will list all of the entries and their hashtags. To vote for a viz, just write a tweet with the appropriate hashtag. We will count the number of Tweets from unique users for each hashtag during voting period. Whoever gets the most tweets will win the crowd favorite prize.

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