Google Cloud Data Storytelling Contest – Visualize 2030 (Win $10,000 cash prize)

Google Cloud Data Storytelling Contest – Visualize 2030 (Win $10,000 cash prize)

Deadline: September 30, 2018

In collaboration with the World Bank, the United Nations Foundation, and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, Google Cloud is hosting a data storytelling contest called Visualize 2030. If you’re a college or graduate student, this is your chance to make an impact on the global community.

Visualize 2030 is an extension of Google Cloud’s Data Solutions for Change initiative, where nonprofit organizations and NGOs have the opportunity to apply big data to real-world challenges.

From ending poverty to preserving biodiversity, The 2030 Agenda is made up of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that define a plan of action for people, planet, and prosperity. These goals seek to meaningfully transform three critical areas: ending poverty, helping society, and preserving the environment.

The challenge

Tell a data-driven story that reveals how at least two SDGs influence each other and what actions might be taken in order to reach those goals by 2030.

The reward

The top five eligible submissions will receive:

  • $10,000 (USD) cash prize
  • Announcement during the UN World Data Forum
  • Publication by Google Cloud


  • To apply, you must be at least 18 years old and an actively-enrolled student at the college or graduate level.
  • You must also be based in a country in which Data Studio is available.
  • Visualize 2030 is a US-based contest, but students from other countries can participate so long as they live in a country in which Google Data Studio is available and they meet the full list of eligibility criteria.
  • See the Visualize 2030 Official Rules for the full eligibility details.


  1. Join the Visualize 2030 Google Group: To access the official data sources and project information that you will need to get started, join the Visualize 2030 Data Stories for the SDGs Google Group.
  2. Submit your data story: Once you’re ready to submit your data story, fill out the submission form. The submission deadline is September 30, 2018. Contest judges will be selecting a total of five winners to be announced during the UN World Data Forum.

Click here to submit.

For more information, visit Visualize 2030.