KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge

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Calling all graphic designers, artists and chic data geeks: Here’s your chance to create your own “beautiful thing”— a clear, colorful infographic that engages, educates and entertains—and win cool prizes for your effort. We invite you to enter the KIDS COUNT Infographics Challenge, sponsored by The Annie E. Casey Foundation and SparkAction.

The KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge is a crowd-sourced contest that offers prizes to young people (13 to 21) and adults (22 and older) for creating compelling graphics that tell a story about the well-being of U.S. children using data from the Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Data Center.

“KIDS COUNT data have helped drive significant improvements in policies and, most importantly, in neighborhoods and people’s lives. It is powerful stuff,” said Caitlin Johnson, managing director of SparkAction. “But data points can often feel abstract, so it’s exciting to see them come alive through creative graphics and visuals—and especially to see young people interpret the information that matters most to them.”

The Data Center is the nation’s leading source of comprehensive data on children, youth and families, with hundreds of measures of well-being in such areas as education, health and economic stability. The challenge aims to put these numbers in context, showing the impact on communities and real lives, and illustrating the obstacles facing today’s children and families.

Here’s how to enter:

Visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center and find data that speaks to you.

Design an engaging infographic or or other visual and multimedia presentations using that data. (Need help? Check out visual.ly.)

Upload it to the Challenge platform and activate your social networks to get your friends to vote for your entry when the voting period opens.

Show us your creative sparks and win!

The KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge will accept entries now through Sept. 30. Voting will begin Oct. 1, 2012 and the winners will be announced in November. The top two entrants will win state-of-the-art laptops.

Guidelines, rules and sample entries are available at sparkaction.org/info-challenge. Look for examples on SparkAction’s Pinterest page.

For more information, contact:

Watch the KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge video and share it with your networks on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest!

For interactive statewide data, visit Georgia KIDS COUNT at gafcp.org/kidscount.

Contact:
Bill Valladares
GaFCP Communications Director
404-527-7394 (x114)
[email protected]

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