Questions about Questions

  • How do we define user-led organisations?

    User-led organisations are organisations that are run by and controlled by people who use support services. You can find user-led organisations in GrantNav by typing ‘user-led’ in the grants description field. If you are using other datasets, we allow a broad understanding of the term, e.g. user-led, community-led, patient-led, youth-led. Please provide a short justification of your chosen groups, explaining how they fall into the user-led category.

  • How many years should I be looking at?

    It depends. Different grantmakers publish data covering different years. Because the 360Giving dataset varies across time, you can select the time period you want to analyse.

  • Are there any themes you want us to consider?

    We want to you define the theme or themes you want to focus on and justify your choice in accordance with the data you decide to use.

  • General Questions

  • What is considered to be a “data visualisation?"

    A data visualisation is representation of data in a visual format that aims to convey difficult concepts in the underlying dataset in a more user-friendly form.

  • Can I use additional datasets?

    All entries must use the 360Giving dataset, but the use other datasets is encouraged in order to fully answer the Challenge questions.

  • What form can my visualisation take?

    We will accept a range of media including interactive web applications, graphic images and videos. If you do create an interactive application (Javascript, Flash, etc.), it must function in a normal browser environment and you must host it on your own site.

  • Under what copyright should my visualisation be released?

    Since we promote open data and a sharing culture, your entry must be provided under a Creative Commons 4.0 license.

  • Can I submit more than one entry?

    You can submit up to two data visualisations, one for each question.

  • Are team entries allowed?

    Yes, we accept entries from teams of up to eight people.

  • Can I submit my own entries in addition to my team’s entries?

    Yes, but you can only submit two entries in total.

  • Can I edit my entry after I have submitted it?


  • When is the deadline for submissions?

    31th July 2018 at 11:59:59 pm British Summer Time (BST).

  • How will the winning entries be selected?

    An expert panel will assess all submissions against the following criteria:

    • The applicant’s ability to answer the Challenge question correctly and clearly
    • Aesthetics and creativity
    • How innovative it is compared to current visualisations
  • When will you announce the results?

    Finalists will be notified between 1st August and 1st September 2018. The winners will be announced in September.

  • What are the prizes?

    It is our intention - depending on the number of submissions and their quality - to make an award of between £100 and £500 to each entry that meets our submission criteria. Grand awards of £6,000, £4,000 and £2,000 will be announced in September.

  • I have more questions about the competition. Who should I contact?

    Please post any questions about the competition on our Discussion Forum, where they will be answered promptly: https://forum.threesixtygiving.org

  • How will my submission be hosted?

    Your visualisation will be hosted on our submissions site. See the Terms & Conditions for more details.

  • I have more questions about the competition. Who should I contact?

    You can also email us at labs@threesixtygiving.org

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