Great show. We received as many entries here as in the first contest in spite of a significantly steeper learning curve. You people have heart.
- Enjoy the entries. Please direct specific feedback to the linked blogs and general observations here. The judges will get back at you Wednesday, January 16, with their thoughts.
- Submit your candidate for People's Choice Award. E-mail dan [at] mrmeyer [dot] com. Set your subject to "People's Choice."
The judges have ponied up a second prize (same subscription, same great magazine) for the candidate the crowd finds most deserving. The polls are open for 24-ish hours, until 23h59, Monday, January 14, Pacific Standard Time. One vote per person.
For your consideration:
I look forward to constructive feedback. I’m still not too sure about the colors.
Do you think the judges will notice that I have five slides in a four slide contest?
Iain M. Campbell
I've had sketches for a week and the deadline's in two hours. Sneaking it in before getting the last grades in and getting some sleep.
My four slides represent the connectedness I've found through my blog; some of our home electronics; a quick snapshot of my school district; and, always at the center of it all, my family.
I liked this contest because it made me think about the year in a way that I hadn’t before. I think that is what we are always trying to do as teachers anyway.
I considered not posting my entry here because it takes a, shall we say, whimsical interpretation of the subject.
In an act of sleep-defiance unwise before an exam week I stayed up to make my annual report for Dan’s contest.
here is a more post 9-11 color scheme for the same graphics
I may not be the best entrant, but I’m guessing I’ll be the only to have actually done work on an annual report for a Fortune 500 company.
I will say that the more I do, the better I start to see ways to improve presenting what I want to say.
I choose to create an annual report about my media consumption.
The idea came together when I was miles above the earth somewhere over Siberia.
Initially, I was going to compare my running and watching habits. “Maybe there’ll be a pattern,” I thought. “Surely my running and watching are inversely proportional.” A few graphs later, that didn’t pan out.
It’s the result of a few days pondering, and more hours with photoshop than I would care to mention — or can really afford at the moment …
It was also inspired by A Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario”.
Anyway, it really made me think – some parts I think turned out OK and other parts I know are as dodgy as can be.
I was amazed by how little I track what I do and, often, how little access I could get to my own data (which I know the companies are tracking).