“Leave No One Behind” Data Visualization Contest

Represent the relationship between the numbers and the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in order to facilitate the understanding and communication of these issues.

As host country of the third edition of the United Nations World Data Forum (UNWDF) to be held in Bern from Sunday 3rd to Wednesday 6th October 2021, Switzerland has launched the Road to Bern, a series of events taking place between January 2020 and October 2021. The aim of the programme is to support the implementation of  the 2030 Agenda in Switzerland and to highlight the role and added value of official statistics for evidence-based policy-making.

This year will also be an opportunity for the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) to celebrate its 160 years of existence, an event that will be celebrated, in particular during the open day that will probably take place in November 2020 in Neuchâtel.

With this double celebration in mind, the FSO wishes to give to all art and graphic design students in Switzerland the opportunity to share their points of view and their understanding of the data related to sustainable development, the 2030 Agenda and its 17 goals (SDGs).


Theme of the contest

“Leave No One Behind” is one of the five key messages of Road to Bern which defines the duty of ” New data sources and official statistics to provide information for all social groups and all areas. ”

Based on the key message “Leave No One Behind”, the contest plays on the double issue of non-exclusion:

  • non-exclusion when collecting statistical data: so that everyone is represented.
  • non-exclusion at the time of data communication: so that the data are accessible and understandable to all.

Contest Objectives

Individually or in groups, the students will have to present a creation with the following objective:

to make statistics speak differently, to pass on a message while exploring new ways to visualize data, to illustrate the issues related to sustainable development and its measurement.

Projects must be quickly understood. They must also represent in an original way the issues (challenges and contradictions) linked to statistical data in the context of sustainable development while keeping a Swiss perspective.

Who can participate?

All students of art or graphic design schools in Switzerland, currently in the academic curriculum (maximum Master’s level) 2019/2020. Candidates can submit a project individually or in a group.

Groups can be multidisciplinary, i.e. include students from other scientific or technical disciplines. Where appropriate, they must include at least one student enrolled in a school of arts or graphic design. In addition, all members of the group will be students currently in the 2019/2020 academic programme (maximum Master’s level).

Support to be submitted

The works must be transportable and be able to be exhibited.

  • Poster (world format) or,
  • Object or other plastic representation (max. dimensions 50x50x100cm) or,
  • Video or animated film (less than one minute).


It is essential to declare one’s intention to participate and to register (individually or in groups) on the page www.ecoparc.ch/concours-OFS until 20 July 2020.

The projects must be submitted by Monday 31 August 2020 at the latest to the Ecoparc Association in Neuchâtel!


  • 1st prize : CHF 1500.-
  • 2nd prize : CHF 1000.-
  • 3rd prize : CHF 500.-

A special prize will be awarded by FSO collaborators among the selected projects.

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