Background and Competition overview:

Every year, the African statistical community celebrates the African Statistics Day (ASD) with the objective of raising public awareness about the importance of statistics in the economic and social development of the continent. The decision of celebrating ASD every year was taken since 1990 by the twenty-fifth session of the United Nations Economic for Africa and the Sixteenth Meeting of African ministers responsible for Economic Planning and development.

In Rwanda, under the guidance and coordination of the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR), the day will be marked with a number of events. Besides, Rwanda will host in November 2018 the Fith International Conference on Family Planning. It is in this context that, for seventh time, NISR is organizing a competition to invite graduate and post graduate students of educational institutions of higher learning (both private and public) in Rwanda to produce winning static and dynamic infographic by participating in NISR Infographic competition 2018 on demographic dividend profile of Rwanda.

Then look also on the Entry Information.

Competition Message:

The infographic should describe the demographic dividend in Rwanda

Source of Data for the competition:

The source of data should be the demographic dividend report accessible at

Submission procedure:

Static infographics should be submitted through online form in NISR website, and dropbox link for corresponding dynamic infographic will be sent to .

Entry review:

The Judges reviewed the static entries and judged  them based on the following criteria:

  1. Relevancy to the competition message
  2. Story line (The narrative character of the infographic)
  3. Design & Hierarchy (appropriate representation of different data levels, including clear leading piece of data)
  4. Creativity and originality
  5. Innovativeness (Out of the box thinking)
  6. Informative Visualizations (Full on information)
  7. Distinct Point of View (Uniqueness)
  8. Creativity & Originality
  9. Share ability (format, size, openness etc. to be optimum to ease public access)
  10. Statistical conceptualization (Clear statistical understanding)

The dynamic infographics will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  1. Graphic timing
  2. Animation technique
  3. Regibility ( layout, color,font choice, size and ratio)
  4. Story flow


First prize: Computer level1   to each of  members of the team placed first.

Second prize: Computer level2  to each of members of the team placed second .

Third prize: Computer level3 to each of members of the team placed third.

Fourth prize: Computer level4  to each of members of the team placed fourth .

Fifth prize: Computer level5  to each of  members of the team placed Fifth.  

Note: Only final year students from the top three teams will be eligible for paid internship at the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) upon completion of their education.

Entry information:

  1. Initially, the competition is open to teams of 2 students from the same university/college. After the first evaluation, teams of four will be constituted during coaching period.
  2. A student who was part of top five teams in the previous infographic competitions is not allowed to participate.
  3. The teams must be approved by the institution
  4. Teams with gender balance are encouraged
  5. Only one static infographic entry with corresponding dynamic infographic per team are allowed.
  6. Static infographic entries should be in the format of either PDF or image-minimum resolution must be 640 pixels wide, and 3000 pixels tall maximum. Maximum file size is 4MBs.
  7. A short description (200-300 words) of the infographic with the entry is required.
  8. A dropbox link for corresponding dynamic infographic is required to be sent to The video file should not exceed 20MB.The voice over in dynamic infographic video should be with appropriate pacing, clarity and flexibility, with impeccable enunciation, and natural articulateness.
  9.  All entries should be in English
  10. Please ensure that all images and your infographic video are available under a creative commons license or permission has been obtained.
  11. By entering the competition, the entrants agree to grant permission to NISR to use and reproduce their work, with appropriate acknowledgement.
  12. Registration of teams and submission of statics infographics will happen only through NISR website, and dynamic infographic dropbox link will be sent to
  1. Top 15 entries will be recognized and showcased on the NISR’s website, at the venue of award ceremony and during the International Conference on Family Planning which will be held in November 2018 in  Kigali.
  1. INTELECTUAL PROPERTY: In submitting their entry to NISR the team must declare that the infographic being submitted is their own work, and all sources of reference are acknowledged in full. They must also certify that all images in infographic are either available under a creative commons license or permission has been obtained.
  1. By submitting the entry, the teams grant to NISR an irrevocable, perpetual and royalty-free right to use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, prepare derivative work, modify, publish and otherwise make use of the submitted work or other information in any and all media, whether now known or hereinafter created, throughout the World and for any purpose, in addition to the right to resize, crop, censor, compress, edit, feature, caption, affix logos to, and otherwise alter or make use of the submitted work.

Important dates:

  1. Registration of teams with NISR by 6th September 2018 (expired)
  2. Submission of entries to NISR by  4th October 2018
  3. Notifications to the selected teams on 10th October 2018
  4. First level evaluation from 8th to 9th October 2018
  5. Coaching period from 13-17th October 2018
  6. Second level evaluation from 18-19 October 2018
  7. Final notification to the winners by 5th November  2018
  8. Award/Certificate of recognition will be issued on 16th November 2018

Evaluation and coaching workshop:

There are two phases of evaluation. The coaching workshop is conducted between the two, and attended by selected teams so as to be mentored while finalizing the last phase of the competition. The objective of the coaching workshop is to improve their skills with help of mentors and judges, and to ensure that competitors are supervised while sharing their skills and improving their respective submissions . During the coaching period, inter-university teams are constituted to foster knowledge sharing and collaboration spirit between students of different skill sets. After this workshop, judges meet again for final evaluation.

Previous competition can be viewed here:

Questions are emailed to: