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2nd Swiss Viz Awards

What is the Swiss Viz Awards?

Visualization plays a pivotal role in the data journey. It imparts knowledge and understanding, influencing our perceptions, guiding our actions and sparks inspiration.

Strengthening the discipline of data visualization is essential on two fronts: fostering its diverse community, spanning from industry professionals and recognized experts to students, and increasing visibility and raising public awareness across a spectrum of contemporary professional fields.

As part of the Swiss Conference on Data Science (SDS), the Swiss Viz Awards bring together enthusiasts of data visualization who share a passion for data and its visual representation. These awards not only honor exceptional work and authors in the field annually but also contribute to promoting the discipline to a broader audience.

Join the movement – we are eager to showcase your remarkable data visualization work!

Accepted formats

Works, published in 2023 and created in Switzerland, from the following three categories may be submitted:

  1. Visualizations
    This type of work is exploratory, it provides the user with a chart (or several) that enables her to extract her own insights from the data.
  2. Data stories
    This type of work is explanatory and guides the viewer on a journey via storytelling, it usually displays multiple story aspects and contains several charts (elements).
  3. Dashboards
    This category is designed for dashboards that one uses regularly to monitor or supervise operations such as business dashboards, training (fitness) dashboards, etc. The works will exclusively be accessible to jury members. When a work is selected, collaboration with the author will be undertaken to anonymize the data and the organization, facilitating its eventual publication.

Students Special

We highly encourage students to participate. For students, it is also possible to submit works created in 2023/24. Please submit your work and signal it by checking the relevant checkbox on the registration form.

How does it work?

We look for excellent works that inspire, impart knowledge, and change behavior. 

The form of the visualization can be printed/static, animated (short films), interactive, on- or offline. The participants are responsible for making their work accessible to the jury members by providing the relevant accesses or by sending the work itself in its usable form (as the viewer consumes it). The works will exclusively be accessible to jury members. When a work is selected, collaboration with the author will be undertaken to anonymize the data and the organization, facilitating its eventual publication. The competition is open to both individual and team entries. 

To participate in the Swiss Viz Awards 2024, please fill out this form. The submitted works will be evaluated by our jury members based on the following principles:

The winners will be announced during the SDS Networking Apero Riche on May 30th, 2024, at The Circle in Zurich. The winner of each category (assuming a sufficient number of submissions per category) will receive an award and will be featured in multiple data innovation alliance and SDS communication channels such as on the Website, LinkedIn, and post-event mailings.

Some impressions from last year

We were presented with numerous outstanding works in last year’s edition, and from this impressive selection, we chose a winner. Additionally, five projects received honorable mentions.

Winner: Todesfallen aus Ziegelsteinen und Beton (Death Traps of Bricks and Concrete), an NZZ article by Joana Kelén, Roland Shaw and Sven Titz.

Animation for the Office for Gender Equality in the BL region,
Barbara Hahn, Christine Zimmermann (Hahn + Zimmermann)

Animation WTF are NFTs?!,
Simon Härter (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences)

Visualization Grosser Rat Bern (Great Council of Bern)
Johannes Lötscher, Corinne Felix, Michael Erne (Zeilenwerk GmbH)

CarbonViz visualization for discovering personal CO2 consumption
Stéphane Lecorney, Laurent Bolli, Gaël Paccard, Yoann Douillet, Nicolas Chabloz, James Taylor (Media Engineering Institute), 

Politisieren Frauen anders als Männer? (Do Women Politicize Differently Than Men?)
Simon Huwiler, Joana Kelén, Linda Koponen (NZZ), Visual Storytelling

This year again we invite you to showcase your skills in creating informative and engaging data visualizations using various tools and techniques.


Submissions should contain all of the following elements:

  • Category (drop-down menu to choose from, see 3 categories above)
  • Goal / Purpose of the visualization
  • Audience / Consumers of the visualization
  • Date of publication of the visualization
  • List of authors
  • Contact information of the sender
  • “Student work” and “Confidentiality” checkboxes
  • Link to the visualization or pdf


    • Annabelle Rincon, Data Visualization Community Leader
    • Charlotte Cabane, Managing Consultant, D ONE (Chief of Competition)
    • Jan Wächter, Interaction & Visualization Designer, Interactive Things
    • Jonas Oesch, Visualization Designer, NZZ
    • Marina Bräm, Information Design for Knowledge Communication & Visual Storytelling
    • Milena Perraudin, Project Manager, data innovation alliance
    • Sebastian Baumhauer, Managing Consultant, D ONE

    The jury is being mentored by Christian Erni, Head of Data Experience and Member of the Management Board, D ONE.

    Important Dates