We give you the numbers; you make them speak to us.
Every year, Americans fill out income tax forms and make their payments to the IRS. It’s an important civic duty, but do we really know where our tax dollars go? Using data provided byWhatWePayFor.com , Eyebeam challenges you to create data visualizations that make it easier and more interesting for taxpayers to understand just how the government spends our money.
Our expert jury will be awarding $10,000 – including $5,000 for the top interactive web application, graphic, or video submitted by an individual or a team. All winners will be featured on DataVizChallenge.org , the Official Google Blog , Eyebeam.org , and Fast Company’s design blog, Co.Design . You must be a U.S. resident and 18 years of age to be eligble for an award. Entries are due midnight, March 27, 2011; winners are announced on Tax Day, April 18.