Qlik® Open Data Challenge: Connect the data, find the insights, change the world.

Open Data Challenge 2015

The world needs your help. Use Qlik to see the whole story.

Everyone has a different story. Learn how you can help others with theirs.

By using your Qlik Sense® skills to create an app that uncovers trends, reveals patterns, or shows how public services could be delivered more efficiently, you can persuade people to take action. Enter our Open Data Challenge for a chance to win one of three cash prizes — and make a difference in the world.

What is the Qlik Open Data Challenge?

When open, public data sources are available, the possibilities can be endless. In our previous data challenge we examined information on populations, poverty, healthcare issues, education, transportation, and environment, all in an effort to make a difference in the world. The question is, what can we improve next? That’s up to you.

In the Qlik Open Data Challenge, you’ll have access to a wealth of data. All you need to do is decide the problem you’d like to address. We’ll provide you with a free download of our latest and greatest version of Qlik Sense, and let you take care of the rest.

Our challenge is open to individuals over 18 years of age.* Winners will have their apps featured on http://sense-demo.qlik.com/ and will receive cash prizes (all values in US dollars):

  • 1st Place: $10,000
  • 2nd Place: $5,000
  • 3rd Place: $2,500
  • Student Prize: $1,000

*See contest rules for eligibility.

Enter to Win

Create your app using data available via:

  • Qlik® DataMarket (submissions using data from here receive bonus points!)
  • The international site http://www.datacatalogs.org/. This site contains publically available data curated by leading open data experts from around the world

If you don’t currently have Qlik Sense, you can download Qlik Sense for free.

Important Dates:

  • March 15, 2016: Last day to submit an app
  • April 1, 2016: Five semi-finalists announced
  • April 1–15, 2016: Voting open to the public
  • April 19, 2016: Final winners announced on Qlik.com 

Evaluation Criteria:

A panel of Qlik and third party celebrity judges will evaluate all entries on the following criteria:

  • Discovery: revealing unexpected insight into open data
  • Design: applying strong use of visual objects to create simple, visually-appealing screens
  • Depth: linking open data sets together to provide depth of insight across multiple sources
  • Data: use of Data Market data 

The panel will select five semi-finalist apps from all accepted entries (including a minimum of one student app). The winners will be selected by the public via voting on our website. Qlik will announce the winners on April 19, 2016.

Rules and Requirements

The Qlik Open Data Challenge is open to all Qlik Sense customers, partners, developers, and fans. No purchase is necessary to participate. All entries must adhere to the following rules and requirements:

  • App must run on Qlik Sense
  • App must be submitted in English
  • Submission must include a brief PDF document, submitted in English, that tells the story of your app and walks through “how to demo” your app. The document must describe the objective of the app, the data used, and how your app provides meaningful insight, including potential actions and/or discoveries
  • Submission may optionally include a short demo video (not to exceed 3 minutes)
  • Add at least one story of an insight found in app
  • No third-party proprietary, confidential, or personally-identifiable data may be included in the app
  • Your app cannot contain inappropriate, illegal, obscene, defamatory, slanderous, libelous or potentially offensive language, data, images, etc. or  material that violates or infringes the rights of another, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, copyright, trademark, patent, or intellectual property related rights
  • Entrants must comply with all terms of use of any data provided by, downloaded from or accessible via http://www.datacatalogs.org/ and the Data Market Third Party Terms located at http://www.qlik.com/legal/license-terms
  • Entrants must accept the Terms and Conditions of the Qlik Open Data Challenge

You may submit more than one entry. Once an entry has been submitted it may not be revised, updated, or replaced.  Each individual entry must meet the criteria stated above. Qlik reserves the right to accept or reject entries in its sole discretion. Qlik has no obligation to inform Entrants of unacceptable Applications.

The world needs your help. Use Qlik to see the whole story. 

 Submit your app now! 

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding the App Contest or these Contest Guidelines, kindly contact: OpenDataChallenge@qlik.com