The Microsoft Data Insights Summit is being held on June 12 - 13, 2017, and we're celebrating with an Analytics Challenge! Get ready to clean data, create reports, and win prizes.

The Challenge runs from May 8, 2017 - June 4, 2017. There are three different categories, and you can enter each one once:

1. Complex Data Preparation
2. Advanced Analytics
3. Just for Fun

The Power BI team has picked some unique datasets for each category, and provided you with some starting questions and possible avenues for insights. See the full contest rules for all the details.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Data Prep: How well you tackle the data prep challenges associated with the dataset
  • Insightfulness: How well you answer the analysis topic, and what insights you uncovered
  • Data visualization and storytelling: How well you create a report and visuals to explain your insights
  • Creativity: What you do to surprise us, for example mash together an interesting additional dataset, or use a clever presentation trick

The winner of each category will be announced at the conference, and will be awarded a Super Prize Pack with lots of Microsoft goodies! But that's not all -- we're also giving away Power BI t-shirts to two random submissions each week.

We think you'll have a lot of fun working with our datasets, and we can't wait to see your reports!

For all of the contest and submission details, visit the Data Insights Summit 2017 forum in the community.