ASA Data Visualization Poster Competition

Ages:Elementary, Middle School, High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Mathematics, STEM

Scope:National

Registration Closes
Apr 1, 2020 11:59pm
America/New_York

The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability and the ASA’s education department encourage students and their advisers to participate in its annual Data Visualization Poster Competition.

What is a data visualization poster? A data visualization poster is a display containing two or more related graphics that summarize a set of data, look at the data from different points of view, and answer specific questions about the data.

Create a poster with graphic displays summarizing a set of data. Specific Rules incude:

  • Posters must measure between 18 and 24 inches high and 24 and 30 inches wide. Any weight of paper is permitted.
  • The best way to send the poster is flat, between taped sheets of cardboard. Do not send posters rolled in a tube. Between 200 and 400 posters are entered, so send posters using a method that lends itself to easy opening with a razor. No extra papers, “peanuts,” or other non-Earth friendly packing materials should be included.
  • Be sure posters are not wrapped so securely that opening becomes a challenge. Do not use duct tape or large amounts of tape.
  • Any layers of paper on posters must be affixed securely.
  • Posters must be the original design and creation of the entrant(s).
  • Computer graphics may be used.
  • Subject matter is the choice of the participant(s) or their classmates.
  • An example of the original data and brief descriptions of the method of collection and purpose of the experiment must be taped securely to the back of the poster. (Cite references for published data.)
  • In submitting a poster, students agree the poster may be displayed at the ASA’s Joint Statistical Meetings, featured in its publications, and included on its website.
All entries become the property of the ASA and cannot be returned. Only first-, second-, and third-place winners and honorable mentions will be notified personally. The ASA will announce winners in August on its website. Students may work individually or in teams. For those in the K–3 category, there is no restriction on the size of the team. For other categories, the maximum number of students per team is four. For teams with members from different grade levels, the highest grade determines the entry category.

Teachers and statisticians, whose decisions are final, will judge the posters on the following: Overall Impact of the Display (Poster Design) – Poster design aspects, colors/patterns, grammar, spelling, dimensionality, readability, neatness Technical Aspects (Statistical Correctness) – Age-appropriate use of statistical methods, calculations, and interpretation Clarity of the Message (Statistical Process) – How well is the four-step investigative process implemented? How well is a story told? Stands alone, even without the explanatory paragraph on the back. Appropriateness of the Graphs for the Data – Statistical appropriateness of graphics Creativity (Topic Is of Interest) – Data collection methods, sample size issues, who cares factor
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.amstat.org/asa/education/ASA-Statistics-Poster-Competition-for-Grades-K-12.aspx

Managing Organization: American Statistical Association

Contact:


Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
Any students in the US in K-12 grades. There are different divisions based on grade level.

Registration Closes
Apr 1, 2020 11:59pm
America/New_York

Overview

The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability and the ASA’s education department encourage students and their advisers to participate in its annual Data Visualization Poster Competition.

What is a data visualization poster? A data visualization poster is a display containing two or more related graphics that summarize a set of data, look at the data from different points of view, and answer specific questions about the data.

Process

Create a poster with graphic displays summarizing a set of data. Specific Rules incude:
  • Posters must measure between 18 and 24 inches high and 24 and 30 inches wide. Any weight of paper is permitted.
  • The best way to send the poster is flat, between taped sheets of cardboard. Do not send posters rolled in a tube. Between 200 and 400 posters are entered, so send posters using a method that lends itself to easy opening with a razor. No extra papers, “peanuts,” or other non-Earth friendly packing materials should be included.
  • Be sure posters are not wrapped so securely that opening becomes a challenge. Do not use duct tape or large amounts of tape.
  • Any layers of paper on posters must be affixed securely.
  • Posters must be the original design and creation of the entrant(s).
  • Computer graphics may be used.
  • Subject matter is the choice of the participant(s) or their classmates.
  • An example of the original data and brief descriptions of the method of collection and purpose of the experiment must be taped securely to the back of the poster. (Cite references for published data.)
  • In submitting a poster, students agree the poster may be displayed at the ASA’s Joint Statistical Meetings, featured in its publications, and included on its website.
All entries become the property of the ASA and cannot be returned. Only first-, second-, and third-place winners and honorable mentions will be notified personally. The ASA will announce winners in August on its website. Students may work individually or in teams. For those in the K–3 category, there is no restriction on the size of the team. For other categories, the maximum number of students per team is four. For teams with members from different grade levels, the highest grade determines the entry category.

Criteria

Teachers and statisticians, whose decisions are final, will judge the posters on the following: Overall Impact of the Display (Poster Design) – Poster design aspects, colors/patterns, grammar, spelling, dimensionality, readability, neatness Technical Aspects (Statistical Correctness) – Age-appropriate use of statistical methods, calculations, and interpretation Clarity of the Message (Statistical Process) – How well is the four-step investigative process implemented? How well is a story told? Stands alone, even without the explanatory paragraph on the back. Appropriateness of the Graphs for the Data – Statistical appropriateness of graphics Creativity (Topic Is of Interest) – Data collection methods, sample size issues, who cares factor

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.amstat.org/asa/education/ASA-Statistics-Poster-Competition-for-Grades-K-12.aspx

Managing Organization: American Statistical Association

Contact:


Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
Any students in the US in K-12 grades. There are different divisions based on grade level.

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Apr 1, 2020 11:59pm
America/New_York