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Deadline Extended to Submit Your Love Data Week 2023 Poster Design!

January 30, 2023

All students of The Claremont Colleges are invited to join us in celebrating International Love Data Week 2023 by designing a poster that illustrates this year’s theme, Data: Agent of Change. In addition to winning a gift card prize, the first, second and third place winners’ posters will be displayed in the recently launched Digital Scholarship Collaboratory, which is located on the second floor of The Claremont Colleges Library in the Mudd side of the building. Poster submissions are due by end of day on February 6, 2023 (deadline extended!).

Student posters are meant to embody Love Data Week’s 2023 theme to help inspire the use of data to bring about changes that matter, such as policy change, environmental change, social change, etc. During Love Data Week 2023, which will be observed February 13-17, the poster winners will be revealed at the February 15th Claremont Discourse lecture featuring Dr. Charlotte Chang, who will give a data-focused talk on Combining Social and Ecological Insights to Address Conservation Challenges.

Research institutions around the world — including colleges, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and corporations — have recognized Love Data Week each year during the week of Valentine’s Day since 2016. Data is foundational to the scholarly record and is crucial for advancing knowledge of the world around us, so these celebrations and activities help draw attention to the importance of responsible data stewardship and build a community of practice around data management.

Please read on for details about the Love Data Week 2023 Poster Contest!

Poster Contest Overview

Posters may include images and text and make use of any form of artistic expression that conveys the theme, Data: Agent of Change. This could include photographs, original artwork or data visualizations. Submitting students should be sure their work does not violate any existing copyrights, and must be willing to submit their work under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.

What could this artwork look like? Examples include…

  • A rendering of land satellite imagery could be used to illustrate data from crop yields during climate change
  • A hand-drawn observation of stream flows could invoke the relevance of water conservation
  • An original data viz of Tweets related to recent movements to visualize societal change

Looking for some more inspiration? Browse through some of these online galleries:

Submission Requirements

All submissions must follow and meet the following conditions. If one or more conditions are not met, then the entry will become void.

Technical requirements:

  • Poster design must be 24” x 36” in size and a minimum of 300 dpi for printing; if desired, you may also submit a second version with ¼” bleed around all sides for printing purposes
  • Must be vertical/portrait orientation
  • Please submit in PDF format

Design requirements:

  • The design should include the text “Data: Agent of Change” within the design itself or as an overlay
  • The submitted work must not violate any existing copyrights
  • Must be willing to submit your work under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

Additional requirements:

  • Each poster submission must be submitted through this online form, which should be completed in full including a description/artist’s statement about your design
  • Please note this poster contest is open only to students of The Claremont Colleges (Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Keck Graduate Institute)
  • All submissions are due by end of day (11:59 p.m.) on February 6, 2023 (deadline extended!)

Judging Criteria

Posters will be judged by a panel of Library staff on:

  • How well they embody the theme, Data: Agent of Change
  • Overall design coherence
  • Creativity

What will the winners get?

Three winning posters will be selected and hung in the Library’s Digital Scholarship Collaboratory.

Additionally, winning students will also receive the following prizes:

  • First prize: $100 Amazon gift card
  • Second prize: $50 Amazon gift card
  • Third prize: $25 Amazon gift card


Contact Jeanine Finn, Head of Data and Digital Scholarship Services, at

View and download the Love Data 2023 Poster Contest flyer here.

This article was originally published on December 22, 2022 and was updated on January 30, 2023.