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Last Week to enter the 2018 Visualize This Challenge!

Final submissions for the Visualize This! Challenge are due no later than Friday, November 30 at 11:59 pm Pacific. Hosted by WestGrid and the Compute Canada Visualization Team, Visualize This! is a Canada-wide competition that celebrates the innovative ways visualization can help researchers explore datasets and answer important scientific questions.


This year the Visualize This! Challenge is comprised of two separate competitions:

  • a scientific visualization challenge based on a molecular dynamics simulation dataset, and
  • a humanities visualization challenge based on an interactive textbase from The Orlando Project

Click here to view and download the datasets.

The two competitions will run independently from each other, with first / second / third prizes in each track. You can choose to work with one or both datasets. Submissions are due no later than November 30 (midnight PST).


To be eligible for a prize, you must be registered as a participant. Register here.

These are just a few of the prizes we have up for grabs:

  • High-capacity external SSD drives
  • Free registration and subsidized travel to a WestGrid 2019 Research Computing Summer School
  • Your visualization showcased on the websites of Compute Canada, WestGrid, Compute Ontario, Calcul Québec, and ACENET.
  • An opportunity to present to the research community at an upcoming Compute Canada/WestGrid event

How to Participate

  • Register your interest.
  • Spread the word using #vizthis2018.
  • Download one of the two datasets and start working on your visualization.
  • Final solutions must be submitted via email no later than November 30, 2018 (11:59 pm PST) When you submit, please include both your visualization and the workflow, be it a script, a state file, etc. so that we can reproduce your solution. Please do not attach large files (over 1 MB) to the email, but instead share them with us using any of the popular sharing tools such as Dropbox, Google Drive, WestGrid’s ownCloud,, WeTransfer, or a shared cluster filesystem. Late submissions will not be considered.

More Information

Visit the Visualize This! Challenge website or email