Iron Viz

Data tells a story. Who visualizes it best?

The 2023 qualifiers will open soon. Please check back for updates.

Go behind the build with our 2022 finalists

This was our first show with both virtual and in-person audiences. We heard your feedback—you wanted more screen time for our competitors.

In Iron Viz: Behind the Build, our sous vizzers spend time with their contestant partners talking through the technical skills and strategies they employed on the main stage.


Will Sutton

Will and his sous vizzer, Mark Bradbourne, relive the winning visualization.


Kimly Scott

Kimly and her sous vizzer, Nina Nguyen, talk strategies behind a second place finish.


CJ Mayes

CJ and his sous vizzer, Doris Kopin, share skills used employed for a strong submission.

Iron Viz 2022: Best in Class

Day two of Tableau Conference 2022 saw three fierce contestants take the stage. In front of a massive global crowd, both in-person and virtual, they each had 20 nail-biting minutes to whip up an awe-inspiring viz.

Congratulations to Will Sutton who impressed the judges and audience with his visualization on closing the youth literacy gap.  Much admiration and enthusiasm for our other finalists, Kimly Scott and CJ Mayes, too.  

Read our blog for a detailed recap. 

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What is Iron Viz?

Iron Viz is the world’s largest data visualization competition. What began as a breakout session at Tableau Conference 2011 has grown into a global phenomenon and become a core part of the Tableau Community. Three Iron Viz contenders take center stage and have 20 minutes to tell the most compelling story using the same data set. Like the qualifier leading up to it, contestants’ vizzes are scored based on analysis, storytelling, and design. It is something you must see to truly understand.

What to expect

I entered the feeder competition as a learning experience and never expected to be a finalist. I just started vizzing for fun earlier this year, and I thought putting together a submission for Iron Viz would be a great way to enhance my skills, connect with others in the community, and have fun with data. It has been all of those things, and I've learned way more than I ever expected!

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Tableau Public is the backbone of Iron Viz. This free platform to explore, create and publicly share data visualizations online is also the largest repository of data visualizations in the world. Utilize it to advance your career in analytics by learning from limitless data inspiration and creating an online portfolio of work.

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Iron Viz 2022

Date Name Announcements Prizes  
January 10, 2022 - February 7, 2022

Iron Viz Qualifier*

  • Finalists receive free registration for Tableau Conference 2022
May 18, 2022

Iron Viz Championship


  • 1st place: $10,000 cash prize and $5,000 donation to a nonprofit of choice
  • 2nd place: $5,000 cash prize and $2,000 donation to a nonprofit of choice
  • 3rd place: $2,000 cash prize and $1,000 donation to a nonprofit of choice