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Power BI Best Visual Contest – 1st People’s Choice Award!

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by Amir Netz, Technical Fellow

Wow what a couple of weeks since we announced the Power BI Best Visual Contest.

We’re excited to announce the first People’s Choice Award for the Power BI Best Visual contest goes to Bullet Chart by SQLBI*.  The People’s Choice awards are given to the entries that generate the most tweets and retweets on Twitter. Keep those tweets coming! 

The Power BI Best Visual Contest deadline is October 1st, 2015.  You have time to submit an entry! To get started visit the contest home page.  There’s a total of $12,000 in prizes including two more People’s choice awards we’ll give out in the coming weeks. 

Today’s People’s Choice Award

Bullet Chart by SQLBI


We have two more People’s Choice awards we’ll give out over the next two weeks.  It’s not too late to vote for the other entries!

Be sure to check for new entries often on our contest home page.

Take a look at these great entries and click the link to vote links below if you want them to win a People’s Choice award!

KPI indicator with status, deviation and history

This visualization is all about visualizing Key Performance Indicators. The status is presented as a color indication, comparing the actual and target values. Deviation is presented as distance in percent of actual from target. The history (trend) is presented as a line or a bar chart. It is up to the user to decide which granularity of history that should be displayed. Any dimension attributes can be used, but it’s recommended to stick to the ones in your date dimension.



Vote for KPI Indicator

Stack Chart

The stack chart is essentially an area chart where instead of the sections overlaying each other, they are stacked on top of one another. This chart is particularly useful when analyzing the sum of values for categories with individual contributors. The visual has complete integration with PowerBI.



Vote for Stack Chart

Labeled Histogram

Labeled Histogram is a histogram with a twist. As a traditional histogram it shows the distribution of a single variable in form of the column chart. In addition to that Labeled Histogram shows the label of each data point displayed in the column itself so you can see to which histogram bin each data point belongs. As an example a distribution of the employment to population ratio across different countries is plotted.



Vote for Labeled Histogram

Infographic; Easy graphical representations

Infographics Style! Ever wanted to build an infographic? Now you can with PowerBi! The Infographic Visual uses your chosen icons to portray data in ratio and as beautifully as you can imagine!



Vote for Infographic

The contest ends on October 1st, 2015.  So submit your entries.  We’re excited to see what the community comes up with!  Go to our contest home page to learn more. 

* pending confirmation of eligibility