Hans Rosling to judge competition. Enter Now!

11 Nov 2013

Infographic competition with head judge Hans Rosling gives you the chance to make data rock

Today sees the launch of an exciting online infographic competition from NGO Hand in Hand International. Judged by data guru, Hans Rosling, and with a prize of £500 this is your chance to make development data rock.

Help us tell the world that jobs beat poverty. What makes and keeps people poor is the lack of a job and an income. If you are poor then your worry every day is how to find the money to put food on the table – a job can change that.

We want you to design an infographic that uses data to communicate this and to put this in a global context – some would argue that the most important challenge the world faces is how the ever increasing population will earn a living:

  • 1.2 billion people live on less than US $1 a day
  • 600 million jobs will be needed in ten years’ time
  • Over the next 20 years most African countries will double or triple their working age population.
  • But only 25 percent of young men and 10 percent of young women will be able to secure jobs in the formal sector by the time they are 30.

The answer lies in the informal sector – where a job does not mean a paycheque but, a small business. If you look at poverty differently you’ll see grassroots entrepreneurs, full of energy and ideas. We know because in ten years we have:

  • Generated more than 1 million small business
  • Which have led to 1.5 million jobs
  • And helped support 7.5 million family members
  • We help turn their skills and potential into jobs. They discover a way up – and out.

If you can visualise data, if you would like Hans Rosling to endorse your winning entry, if you would like to see your work published off and online and if you would like to help change the world for the better then enter now. Closing deadline 24 January 2014.

Download competition entry pack