Great at graphic design? Feel passionately about gun control? The Pacem in Terris Campaign Against Gun Violence is hosting a Data Visualization Contest, with the winner receiving a $1,000 prize and the honor of seeing their work reproduced across multiple media. The following is excerpted from their website:
The Pacem in Terris Campaign Against Gun Violence educates people about the cost and consequences to our society of gun violence. It is based on the conviction that a society that spends more on preparing for violence than on education is approaching spiritual death, that a well-informed and active citizenry is the best defense of democracy, freedom and justice, and that gun violence and its glorification by our society undermines the moral fabric that holds us together.
Pacem’s Campaign Against Gun Violence seeks to inform society about gun violence and to motivate people to engage in actions that lead to a society that reflects life-affirming values.
One of the core tenets of our Campaign Against Gun Violence is based onThomas Jefferson’s “The best defense of a democracy is an informed electorate.” Given the complexity of issues and the overwhelming amount of information about the issues of the day, we have decided to sponsor a Gun Violence Data Visualization Contest.
The goals of this contest are to:
–Turn “boring” gun violence statistics into the understandable horror they actually represent.
–Make visible the ongoing slaughter of innocence and the innocent by the NRA and the gun manufacturers lobby.
–Turn data into understandable and powerful knowledge.
–Transform apathy or powerlessness into informed action.
–Use the design skills of graphic designers to help us all understand this critical issue and change the future
For more information, please consult the flyer found here.