On January 7, 2016, we asked to see your best reports for the Best Report Contest. By the time the entry period closed on January 29, we had just over 50 submissions, each one creative, interesting, and a great demonstration of what’s possible with Power BI.

We then asked the Community to vote for the winners, and today we’re happy to congratulate them! The first place winner of the $5000 prize is SQLJason with his entry "Stephen Curry: a look at the intriguing numbers behind the reigning MVP". The second place winner, taking the $2500 prize, is jamesdales and his entry "M25 Road Traffic Accidents".

The top 10 finalists in the Best Report Contest collectively received almost 1,000 votes from the Community in the form of “kudos”. It was a great turnout, and a great show of support from our members. Thanks to everyone who voted!

All of the contest entrants deserve a special congratulations for their efforts. In the next few days every Best Report submission will be posted in the Power BI Showcase forum on our community site so you can see their inspiring work.

Remember to keep an eye on the Community forums to stay informed on upcoming contests and interact with data analyst experts from around the world!

The Best Report Contest winners:

First Place

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Stephen Curry - A look at the intriguing numbers behind the reigning MVP by SqlJason

Renowned for his shooting accuracy, pro basketball player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player in 2015. This contest entry tries to take a look at the numbers behind the man by analyzing what his shooting stats are, where does he make his shots from, how does he make those shots and when does he make those shots. Explore deeper by making use of the interactive functionality of the report and also take a look at the shot chart to see the actual shot positions.

Interesting Trivia : Most of the Key Insights in this report was obtained from the "Quick Insights" functionality of Power BI!

 

Second Place

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M25 Road Traffic Accidents by jamesdales
This is a Power BI report for exploring road traffic accidents on the M25 motorway around London in the UK. It's based on an Open Data dataset from the Department of Transport and covers accidents from 2012 to 2014.

The first page of the report allows you to explore accidents over time and use the map to drill into specific accidents. The second page shows analysis by age, gender, position on the road, weather and make of vehicle.