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Announcing Power BI “Back to School” Contest!

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Last Month, Power BI partnered with Hacking STEM and NASA to create an interactive, educational data story for students to understand radiation dosage in their daily lives compared to the lives of astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

Educators absolutely loved the idea of bringing Power BI data stories to the classroom, and they are looking for more! So, this month we are launching a “Back to School” Contest to engage and empower students with Power BI!

Here’s what you need to know to get started!

What are we looking for?

• Power BI powered lesson that provides educational value
• The data in the report needs to be data that can be shared publicly
• It is preferred that the lesson is STEM based lesson, but the contest is open to other educational topics
• We strongly recommend a reference page for your data sources so that educators can easily validate sources

How to enter?

To enter the contest, submit your report to the Data Stories Gallery on the Power BI Community. In your submission, you will need to select “Education” as the category and tag it with the “Back to School” contest tag. Our panel of judges will evaluate the entries, and the winners will be featured in the Power BI blog! Judging criteria will focus on creativity, presentation, excellent use of Power BI and overall educational value.

Note that if you are a minor, you must have consent of a parent or legal guardian to enter.
Read the official contest rules for more details.

Entry Deadline: 

Entries must be submitted by September 6, 2019 | 11:59 P.M. PT.
Mark your calendars today! 

Need Inspiration?

Check out the interactive radiation lesson mentioned earlier:

Take a journey back to your school days and think about what lessons could have been more interactive or engaging with Power BI. How about a chemistry lesson on Periodic trends? Or maybe a Physics lesson on velocity and acceleration? Whatever your lesson idea is, go forth and get started today!


Comment below with any questions you have and make sure you review the contest rules below.

Back to School Contest Rules