On December 3, and in a virtual format due to the exceptional circumstances due to the COVID-19, the final event of the third edition of the World Data Viz Challenge 2020 Barcelona-Kobe took place where the winners of each of the calls, Barcelona and Kobe, were announced.
Among the finalists in the Barcelona round, the 'Nivell educatiu de la població de Barcelona' project was the double winner with the Barcelona Award "World Data Viz Challenge 2020 Barcelona-Kobe" and the special Menció Universitats Barcelona "World Data Viz Challenge 2020 Barcelona-Kobe". Its authors Marina Rosell and Raúl Higueras, are students from the Universidad Politècnica de Catalunya.
Among the finalists in the Kobe round, the "Visualizing City Parks" project by Junk Tougo, Yume Iwamoto and Noriaki was the winner of the Kobe Prize" World Data Viz Challenge 2020 Barcelona-Kobe" and the "ZER -Zero Energy Refuse collection and Disposal System-" project presented by Tomoki Ichimura, Yoshiki Tanaka, Ayame Tashiro and Saki Okamoto have received the Special Prize from the Kobe jury " World Data Viz Challenge 2020 Barcelona-Kobe".
All the finalists have received a diploma.
The event was attended by the Japanese Consul in Barcelona and personalities from the Barcelona and Kobe City Councils in the welcome and closing messages.
Once the event was over, all the participants were able to network, on this occasion and given the exceptional circumstances due to the COVID-19 through the Facebook group "WDVC 2020 Barcelona-Kobe Networking Corner".
The organisation congratulates the winners and finalists and thanks all those who made it possible!