I was thrilled to hear today that my entry (embedded below) was awarded a runners-up prize in Visualizing.org's UN Global Pulse visualisation challenge. The purpose of the challenge was to explore survey data gathered by UN Global Pulse about perceptions of economic impact across five countries: India, Iraq, Mexico, Uganda and Ukraine.

The jury's comment on my work was gratefully received:
The jury also selected a runner-up: Andy Kirk. His project impressed them with the depth and rigor of its statistical analysis. Kirk's piece is easy to grasp, and manages to convey a sophisticated explanation and detailed contextualizing information about the countries. For this honorable mention, he will receive a $500 prize, courtesy of GE.
Thanks very much to all at Visualizing.org and the judging panel members from UN Global Pulse. Also, congratulations to the winning entrant, Elena Paunova, whose successful entry is embedded below. Hopefully the collective efforts of all entrants, and the insights that have emerged, will help to affect positive changes amongst those populations most adversely impacted by the economic crisis.

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