Background and Competition overview:

Every year the African Statistical community celebrates the African Statistics Day (ASD) with the objective of raising 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 Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Sixteenth Meeting of the 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. It is in this context that, for nineth 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 infographic by participating in NISR Infographic competition 2020 on the role of National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda in National Development.

Competition Message:

The infographic should describe the role of National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda in National Development.

Source of Data for the competition:

The source of information can be found in statistical laws; Law N° 53 bis/2013 of 28/06/2013 (establishing the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda) and
Law Nº 45/2013 of 16/06/2013 (pp. 97) (the new law on the organization of Statistical Activities in Rwanda), website accessible at and series of National Strategy  for Development of Statistics (NSDS).

Submission procedure:

Static infographics should be submitted through online form accessible from NISR website.

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)


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. 

Entry information:

  1. Initially the competition invites only Individuals to work themselves. After the first evaluation, teams of 2 will be constituted during coaching period.
  2. A student who was part of top Three teams in the previous infographic competitions is not allowed to participate.
  3. The participant should have any official document evidencing that he/she is current student
  4. Only one static infographic entry  per person is allowed.
  5. 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.
  6. A short description (200-300 words) of the infographic with the entry is required.
  7. All entries should be in English
  8. Please ensure that all images and your graphics are available under a creative commons license or permission has been obtained.
  9. By entering the competition, the entrant agrees to grant permission to NISR to use and reproduce their work, with appropriate acknowledgement.
  10. Registration and submission of final work will be happened only through NISR website.
  11. Top 1o entries will be recognized and showcased on the NISR’s website, at the venue of award ceremony during African statistics day which will be held in December 2020 in Kigali.
  12. INTELECTUAL PROPERTY: In submitting your entry to NISR, you must declare that the infographic being submitted is your own work, and all sources of reference are acknowledged in full. You must also certify that all images in infographic are either available under a creative commons license or permission has been obtained.
  13. By submitting the entry, you 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. Submission of entries to NISR by 16th November 2020
  2. Notifications to the selected persons on 22th November 2020
  3. Coaching period from 25-30th November 2020
  4. Final notification to the winners by 11th December 2020
  5. Award/Certificate of recognition will be issued on 18th December 2020

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Evaluation and coaching workshop

There are two phases of evaluation. The coaching workshop is conducted between the two, and attended by individuals selected from first evaluation 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, Teams will be constituted to foster knowledge sharing and collaboration spirit between students of different skill sets by regarding prevention measures of COVID-19. After this workshop, judges meet again for final evaluation.

Previous competition can be viewed here:

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