The challenge, conducted in concert withVisualizing.org, was launched in September 2012 to solicit visualisations based on the OECD’s data-richEducation at a Glancereport. Entries from around the world focused on data related to the economic costs and return on investment in education — both for the individual and for society. Winners Krisztina Szucs and Mate Cziner from Hungary were chosen for successfully breaking down the complex interplay between costs and returns into a form that is easy to compare.[please see below]. Their entry takes a detailed look at public vs. private and men vs. women for selected countries, which can be changed.
The judges were particularly impressed by the angled slope format of the visualisation, which encourages comparison between the upper-secondary and tertiary benefits of education. Szucs and Cziner were also lauded for their striking visual design, which draws users into exploring their piece.