Background and Competition overview:

The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR), every year organizes an infographic competition that calls students from higher learning institutions (both private and public) to visualize statistical messages published by NISR on the website. The objective of this competition is to increase statistical literacy and awareness as well as statistical advocacy and data dissemination. This competition is part of the celebration of African Statistics Day which is celebrated every year since 1990. The African Statistical community celebrates African Statistics Day (ASD) with the objective of raising awareness about the importance of statistics in the economic and social development of the continent. Celebration of this day was established 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.

It is in this context that, NISR is organizing the Infographic Competition to invite Undergraduate and postgraduate students of higher educational institutions in Rwanda to produce winning static and dynamic infographics that Visualize data from the Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey 2020 (RDHS 2019-2020) Published at NISR Website. It is accessible here

    Entry information:

    1. The competition invites a group of 2 students from the same university/ college
    2. The student who was part of the top 3 teams in the previous infographic competitions is not allowed to participate.
    3. Students must submit relevant official documents evidencing that is a current student.
    4. Each group is allowed to submit only one Static with its corresponding Dynamic infographic.
    5. Static infographic should be in the format of either PDF or image-minimum resolution must be 640 pixels wide, and 3000 pixels tall maximum. The maximum file size is 4MBs.
    6. A short description (200-300 words) of the infographic is required during the submission.
    7. All entries should be in English and Dynamic video should not exceed 20MB. Voiceover is not encouraged.
    8. Please ensure that all images and your infographic video are available under a creative commons license or permission has been obtained.
    9. By entering the competition, the entrants agree to grant permission to NISR to use and reproduce their work with an appropriate acknowledgment.
    10. INTELECTUAL PROPERTY: In submitting your entry to NISR, you must declare that the infographic being submitted is your own work, and that all sources of reference are acknowledged in full.
    11. 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

    Submission procedure:

    Submission should be done only via the NISR website. Both Static and Dynamic infographics should be submitted through an online form accessible from the NISR website.  

    Evaluation criteria:

    The static and dynamic Infographics will be judged based on the following criteria:

    1. Relevancy to the competition message
    2. Data and statistics well presented
    3. Creativity, originality, and uniqueness (Does Infographic stand out visually)
    4. Simplicity (Informative Visualizations
    5. Storyline and Story flow (The narrative character of the infographic)
    6. Graphic timing and Animation technique
    7. Legibility, and shareability (layout, color, font choice, size)

    Important dates:

    1. from 21st October to 15th November 2022: Registration is open on the NISR website
    2. 23rd November 2022: Submission of entries to NISR by
    3. from 24th to 28th November 2022 Evaluation and Notifications to selected teams
    4. From 2nd–9th December 2022 Coaching workshop
    5. 13th December 2022: Final notification to the winners
    6. 16th December 2022: Award/Certificate of Recognition


    • First prize: Computer category one to each member of the first team
    • Second prize: Computer category two to each member of the second team
    • Third prize: Computer category three to each member of the third team

    Click here to register your team

    Evaluation and coaching workshop

    The objective of the coaching workshop is to improve the skills of competitors in statistical literacy and awareness as well as statistical advocacy and data dissemination. The mentor and judges will attend the coaching workshop to ensure that competitors are supervised while sharing their skills and improving their respective submissions. During the coaching period, group discussions will be emphasized to foster knowledge sharing and collaboration spirit between students of different skill sets. After this workshop, judges will meet again for a final evaluation.

    • The first phase of evaluation: In this evaluation, judges will evaluate all submitted infographics and then select the best to be coached for the final stage of the competition.   Every team will be interviewed to prove that the infographics submitted are their own work.
    • The second phase of evaluation: Judges will meet again for the final evaluation. Only the first three best infographics will be awarded.

    Questions are emailed to   or Call 0788216358