VizRisk: HHS Visualization Challenge to Change Health

VizRisk is the first US government prize competition that seeks to use visualizations of behavioral health data to inform personal and policy decisions.

First ever behavioral health care data visualization challenge Award: $15,000
Deadline: 10/28/2014


With the growing amount of health care data available, there are opportunities to inform policy decisions like never before. VizRisk, sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services, is the first behavioral health care visualization challenge, intended to help policy makers make decisions on the future of health care policy.


If you are eligible and interested in participating, follow these steps to partake in the challenge:

  1. Sign up
  2. Choose at least two datasets to visualize, and create your visualizations
  3. Reach out to one of the HHS mentors
  4. Submit your project any time before October 28th, 2014


Submissions consist of a video pitch, a demo, and a 250-word written explanation of the project. Winners will be notified by November 24, 2014.

The winners will be decided based on the innovation, design, relevance, and scientific excellence of their project.


The awards are structured as follows:

Grand Prize - $6000
Second Prize - $3000
Third Prize - $2000

In addition to the three top prizes, the top project in each of the four judgment areas (innovation, design, relevance, and scientific excellence) will be awarded $1000.

More Informaiton

For more information, visit the challenge website at