Call for Submissions: VisWeek 2012

We are excited to offer the Visualizing community a chance to attend VisWeek 2012! The week-long conference, taking place this year in Seattle, Washington from October 14-19, brings together researchers and practitioners from academia, government, and industry around the shared interest of science and information visualization.


Submit new or existing data visualizations related to topics that will be covered at Visweek 2012 and a short description on how the project is relevant to this year’s conference. For details on the papers, posters, workshops, tutorials, panels, and contests at this year’s conference, visit the VisWeek 2012 site. Descriptions should be no more than 100 words and must be included under the Captions section on Visualizing’s upload form. Submissions will be considered for display at the conference. Creators will be notified before the conference if their submission will be featured and will work with Visualizing to finalize details. 


Anyone is eligible to submit work for consideration. Projects must be uploaded on Visualizing. You may submit multiple projects. New to Visualizing? Just create a (free) user account and upload your work.


Submit your work by 11:59 PM EDT on September 5, 2012 for consideration.


Two winners will each receive one (1) two-day pass for entry to VisWeek 2012. 

Official Rules

HOW TO ENTER: Participants must contribute a data visualization related to topics that will be covered at VisWeek 2012 and a short description explaining what the project offers to the conference. We reserve the right to reject versions if they are not considered genuine attempts at data visualization. No purchase necessary to enter.

ELIGIBILITY: Employees of GE or Seed Media Group are not eligible to win the prize. Void where prohibited by law.

PRIZE: One (1) two-day pass for entry to VisWeek 2012. Travel and accomodation not included. Please note that though team entries are permitted, the prize will go to only one recipient per project. 

SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNER: Two winners and three back up selections will be selected on or after September 6, 2012 from the set of eligible projects. We reserve the right to extend the deadline. Winners will be notified by email. If a winner is unable to collect their prize, the unawarded prize will go to the first back-up and subsequent back-ups thereof until the prize is awarded. Winners will work with Visualizing and VisWeek to redeem their prize.

GENERAL: By participating in the Call for Submissions: VisWeek 2012, participants agree to the Official Rules, and that GE, Seed Media Group, its agents and employees will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from their use of the prize or their participation in the give-away. Prize is nontransferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. There can be no substitutions for a prize. and VisWeek 2012 may use winner’s name for publicity purposes without further compensation. Taxes and expenses as a result of winning this prize are the responsibility of the winner.

RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply. By participating in the Call for Submissions: VisWeek 2012 a participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, and by all decisions of the project administrators.

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