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Visual Arts Category

The ReSAKSS challenge is an Africa-wide – diaspora included – competition targeting researchers, students, creative designers, developers and analysts and anyone passionate about data. The competition will enable you to experiment, discover new tools, and create a community of practice working data in the most innovative way.

To stimulate innovative use of data on African economies and create knowledge tools that contribute to addressing matters of strategic importance to Africa, ReSAKSS Data Challenge participants are encouraged to take part in the Visual Arts category.


For this Visual Arts category, participants are asked to use their imagination to create engaging projects. More precisely, participants are required to showcase their creativity and analytical skills using data and other resources on the ReSAKSS, eAtlas, and AAgWa websites to develop a project that addresses a development challenge faced by Africa.


→Explore the data (ReSAKSSeAtlas, and AAgWa)

→ Choose the data you need*

→ Create a visual art of your choice that addresses a development challenge for Africa

→ Submit your work and methodology before the end of the contest deadline.

*ReSAKSS data has to be used but can be combined with other data. Each candidate will be asked to list all data used and to provide a description of his/her project in a methodology document to be submitted alongside his/her project.


The applications in this Visual Arts category will be evaluated following the following criteria:

Originality—Was the entry original, creative, and imaginative in content and implementation?

Design—Does the overall design support the project purpose?


The Visual Arts category will open on July 12, 2024, and will close on August 20, 2024. Applications will be made through this dedicated ReSAKSS Challenge website.


The most innovative Visual Arts will be awarded during the 2024 ReSAKSS Conference.

Gold prize: $ 1500 USD

Silver prize: $ 1000 USD

Bronze prize: $ 500 USD

Download guidelines and/or Apply