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Visualizing the City and Beyond: Infographic Competition
Deadline: March 30th, 2015

Submit an infographic and win!

Do you love data visualization, information design, or information architecture? This is your chance to get your work recognized. Henry Marshall Tory Chair is sponsoring its first annual juried infographic competition on urban and regional phenomena. And we want you to submit an entry!

Prizes: The winning entry and runner-up will be published in print and online in Curb Magazine. Cash prizes of $750 (first prize) and $250 (runner up).*

How to submit: Please submit your entries to with a short biography and a statement of intent (>100 words).

Deadline: March 30th, 2015 at 11:59 pm

* Prizes are offered by the Henry Marshall Tory Chair, University of Alberta, in Canadian dollars and are subject to accounting and auditing regulations. The winners will be required to grant a right of reproduction to the publication.

What is an infographic?

Whether it is public transportation information or patterns of disease outbreak, certain information can always be better conveyed through graphics. Infographics are graphic visual representations that simplify complex ideas, information or data. Often they use visual aids to more clearly communicate patterns and trends.

What can my infographic be about?

Submissions may be on any topic related to urban or regional issues. There will be preference given to infographics that cover social topics, data or phenomena. Some ideas include urban sprawl patterns, social media activity distribution, walkable cities – a comparative study, disease outbreak patterns,  etc.