New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is holding a competition to challenge New Yorkers and people elsewhere to demonstrate why New York is the premier global destination for business.
The “NYC Best for Business Infographic Competition 2012″ contest is open until September 21, 2012, at which point a judging period begins for the selection of three semifinalists.
NYCEDC staff will choose the semifinalists. You have to use recent data to create the infographic.
But you don’t have to scrounge around for the data. They already have compiled a full list of approved datasets here.
You cannot use any other data sources except those listed by the NYCEDC. All you have to do is cook up the infographic and upload the image file at the contest website (www.nycedc.com/bestforbusiness).
A public voting period begins in October, in which the public will ultimately select their favorite design out of the three semifinalists. The winner will be announced on Oct 15, 2012. The winning entry will be awarded $1,000, as well as a full-size print of their infographic signed by NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
“New York City continues to outpace the nation in job creation and receive international recognition for its efforts to make its economy a model for the 21st Century,” said NYCEDC president Seth W. Pinsky. “Now, through this innovative competition, we are asking creative and talented individuals from New York and across the United States to help us to showcase relevant economic data that can help people around the world to understand the incredible opportunities available in the City.”
NYCDEC even helpfully lists what they think are the most impressive statistics and recognition the City has got of late, as seen below:-
Economist Intelligence Unit – #1 Most Competitive City in the World;
The Atlantic – America’s Most Powerful Global City;
Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2012; and
AT Kearney – Global Cities Index, #1
The competition is also meant to create additional opportunities for designers. Design sector jobs in the New York metro area grew by 75 percent from 2000-09. The number of graphic designers jumped 139 percent.