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Calling All Data Storytellers to Enter our Creator Program Challenge



The Visual Capitalist Creator Program was established in 2022 to showcase the world’s best data storytellers in one place. To date, we’ve published over 65 creators from 16 different countries whose work has been viewed over 25 million times.

Now’s the chance for data storytellers to be part of the program in a new way.

We’re launching our first-ever Creator Program Challenge where we set you the task of producing an original data visualization on a particular theme. This round’s theme is focused on the subject of ‘International Trade’.

Not only will the winner become a published member of the Creator Program, we’ll add the title ‘Creator Program Ambassador’ to their bio and give them a cash prize of $2,000 (and more!).

Find out more below, get creating and submit your entry or entries by May 31st. We can’t wait to see them!

How It Works

To enter the Creator Program Challenge, the rules are simple:

  • Create a mobile-optimized data visualization (see below section for reference guide) in English relating to ‘International Trade’
  • Use The Atlas of Economic Complexity and/or as suggested sources
  • Share your entry on Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn, tagging Visual Capitalist’s account with the hashtags #CreatorProgramChallenge and #InternationalTrade before May 31st

Method of Selection

Visual Capitalist will select shortlist winners by assessing the skills from all eligible entries on June 7th, 2023 and finalists will be announced during the Data Creator Con in June (more details coming soon).

Please note that visualizations will be accessed against our reference guide for mobile design and include the following components:

  • Dimensions 1200 x 2134 px (9:16 ratio suggested for main visualization)
  • Minimum font size
    • 21pt for sources and footnotes
    • 26pt for blubs
  • Looser leading (4pts or greater compared to font size)
  • Font choices (Sans serif for body copy and minimum regular weight recommended)
  • Accessible color (Use accessible palettes when possible)

If you’re selected, we’ll notify you by Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn to provide further information on next steps.

The Prizes

  • 1st Place – Published as Editor’s Choice on Visual Capitalist, $2,000 USD, Creator Program Ambassador status, and a free VC+ annual subscription
  • 2nd Place – Published on Visual Capitalist’s website with Creator Program Ambassador status, $1,000 USD and a free VC+ annual subscription
  • Shortlist – All shortlisted entries will receive a free VC+ annual subscription and be included in a dedicated site post on Visual Capitalist showcasing a gallery of qualifying work

Interested to learn more about the Creator Program Challenge? Click the button below for the full details.

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Best Visualizations of March on the Voronoi App

We round up the most popular, most discussed, and most liked visualizations of the month on Voronoi, our new data storytelling platform.



At the end of 2023, we publicly launched Voronoi, our free new data discovery app!

The initial response from both users and creators has been incredible. We now have millions of in-app views, and there are already more than 700 interesting visualizations to discover, many of which will never be published on Visual Capitalist.

For that reason, we’ve chosen to highlight some of the most popular visualizations and creators from March in this roundup. To see them and many others, make sure to download the app!

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Let’s take a look at a popular creator worth highlighting, as well as the most viewed, most discussed, and most liked posts of the month.


Ehsan Soltani

Visual Capitalist isn’t the only creator on the Voronoi app.

Instead, it features incredible data-driven charts and stories from many of the world’s best creators, like Ehsan Soltani.

Ehsan's visualizations on Voronoi

Ehsan is an economist, and one of the most prolific creators on Voronoi so far. He’s published 41 visualizations on wide-ranging subjects such as:

  • The world’s biggest “money printer” economies
  • Global commodity returns
  • Corruption by country
  • Inflation rates in advanced economies

For those interested in what’s happening with the global economy, Ehsan Soltani is definitely worth a follow!

View all of Ehsan’s visuals on Voronoi today.


The 12 Most Spoken Languages in 2023

Which languages are most commonly spoken around the world by native speakers?

Most spoken languages in the world

This visualization from Visual Capitalist was one of the most viewed by users, and it highlights the top languages spoken around the world.

Data here comes from the Ethnologue database, the most rigorous and comprehensive language database globally. It’s worth noting that it highlights languages spoken by native speakers only, so second languages are not counted here.

Get the data behind this visual on Voronoi today.


Where Young People are Happiest

The most commented on visualization from Visual Capitalist showed the countries with the happiest young people (under 30 years old).

Where Young People are Happiest

This comes from the World Happiness Report, which Visual Capitalist covers extensively every year.

In this year’s edition, one particularly interesting feature focused on happiness discrepancies between age groups. For example, in some countries, younger people were much happier than the average population—in others, older populations were far happier.

To join the conversation, download Voronoi today.


The Fastest Growing Brands in the U.S.

The most liked visual on Voronoi in March came from Visual Capitalist, showing the brands that are growing the fastest in the United States.

The Fastest Growing Brands in the U.S.

The data here comes from Morning Consult, and shows the share of customers that were considering purchasing a brand in October 1-24, 2023, and subtracted the share of those who said the same between Jan 1-31, 2023.

Get the data behind this visual on Voronoi today.

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