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Data Viz Competition and Award

Are you a data visualization and storytelling expert? Enter the Data Viz Competition to showcase your data-driven artistic skills! CERA hosts an annual data visualization competition where participants will present key findings from their research or key practices from their daily work in a visually interesting way. 

Check out our past winners!

2023 Winners

People's Choice Award Winner

Where did the children go data viz

Where Did the Children Go?

Shannon Coulter

San Diego County Office of Education

Adobe Illustrator

Board Choice Award Winner

supporting our multilingual learners data viz

Supporting our Multilingual Learners

Cameron Lewis

Santa Clara Unified School District

Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

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2023 Submissions

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Sequoia Union High School District data viz dashboard

Public and Internal Dashboards

Diana Wilmot

Sequoia Union High School District


Mapping Formative assessment data data viz

Mapping Formative Assessment with Satellite, Map and Street Data

Dorcas Kong

California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE)

Google Slides

Guiding the way forward data viz

Guiding the Way Forward

Ramon Peña Llanos

Tehama County Department of Education


Community Schools Initiative data viz

Community Schools Initiative

Helen Blom

Public Profit and City of San Pablo: Youth, School, and Community Partnerships (YSCP)


Impact of Structured Literacy Intervention data viz

Impact of Structured Literacy Intervention

Christi Bangsund, Kate Ory, Carol Sylvester

Chico Unified School District

Canva, Tableau, and Visme

Navigating Alternative Education through Data data viz

Navigating Alternative Education through Data

Michele Bentley

Orange County Dept of Education:  ACCESS Alternative Education


2022 Winners

CERA Choice Data Viz Award

Tehama County Chronic Absenteeism data viz

Chronic Absenteeism

Ramon Peña Llanos
Tehama County Department of Education

People's Choice Data Viz Award

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CAASPP Data 2016-2022

Christopher Mattson

Data Visualization Contest Terms and Conditions

Submission Requirements

  1. The participant must be an attendee of the CERA Conference.

  2. Attendee should bring a printed copy of their data visualization to be attached to CERA-provided foam board onsite. 

  3. The data visualization should be no larger 20x30.

Award Criteria

The CERA Awards Committee and Board Members will review posters during a designated session at the 2023 CERA Annual Conference.  Panel members will evaluate each data visualization submission using the criteria listed below:

  • Headline/Title represents the content of the poster and aligns with the theme of the conference

  • Data appears accurate and logically depicted

  • Data visualization is easily comprehended using data visualization best practices

  • Contribution/significance to the field is strong and relevant

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