Iron Viz

Data tells a story. Who visualizes it best?

The stage is set

Iron Viz is the world's largest data visualization competition and this May we will crown a new champion. The 2022 global qualifier contest is complete and we have identified the talented individuals who will be one of the elite three in the finals at Tableau Conference. Besides glory, at stake is a $10,000 grand prize.

Read the finalist announcement

2022 Iron Viz Finalist: CJ Mayes

"The Art of Conversation" explores the experiences and stories of influential individuals on “The Diary of a CEO” podcast.


2022 Iron Viz Finalist: Kimly Scott

Winning the Archibald Prize looks at diversity in the art world by examining Australia's Archibald Prize, exhibiting artists, and the gender pay gap in art.


2022 Iron Viz Finalist: Will Sutton

Interpreting Art examines how you interpret art from the game Drawful 2 and engages the viewer to take a viz quiz to see what they learn.


I entered the feeder competition as a learning experience and never expected to be a finalist. I just started vizzing for fun earlier this year, and I thought putting together a submission for Iron Viz would be a great way to enhance my skills, connect with others in the community, and have fun with data. It has been all of those things, and I've learned way more than I ever expected!

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Iron Viz 2021: Data rocks our world

Winning visualization 2021

Day two of Tableau Conference 2021 saw three fierce contestants take the virtual stage. In front of a massive global audience, they each had 20 nail-biting minutes to whip up an awe-inspiring viz.

Congratulations to Lisa Trescott who impressed the judges and live audience with her visualization on breakthrough artists.

Read our blog for a detailed recap. 

And if you want to get the inside scoop from all three finalists, check out If Data Could Talk  episodes that deep dive into each visualization.

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Iron Viz 2022

Date Name Announcements Prizes  
January 10, 2022 - February 7, 2022

Iron Viz Qualifier*

  • Finalists receive free registration for Tableau Conference 2022
TBD 2022

Iron Viz Championship

  • We will soon announce the date for the Iron Viz Championship at Tableau Conference 2022. 
  • 1st place: $10,000 cash prize and $5,000 donation to a nonprofit of choice
  • 2nd place: $5,000 cash prize and $2,000 donation to a nonprofit of choice
  • 3rd place: $2,000 cash prize and $1,000 donation to a nonprofit of choice