Visualizing Student Debt Contest

Can Visualizations Help Solve the Student Loan Debt Crisis?

Visualizations can render data to make it meaningful for people around the world. Furthermore, they are able to reveal what might be either changed or strengthened through policy and individual action. To draw on this potential, The VizE Lab and The Dignity+Debt Network called for data visualizations, maps, or short documentary films and photography that portray student loan debt. See our own “The Problem of Colored Lines” gallery on racial disparities and the student loan crisis, inspired by the drawings of W.E.B. DuBois.

AWARDS

  • Finalists will win awards of $1,000 each
  • NEW! A finalist from Princeton University will win an award of $1,000

GUIDELINES FOR ENTRANTS

  • Submissions will be accepted until October 3, 2020.

  • Entrants may submit up to 4 images

  • Short-form documentaries may be up to 16 minutes.

    Awards will be announced soon!

Entries

The State of Education

  Princeton entry
Skyler Liu '21, Princeton University

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Disparate Debts: How Student Loans Drive Racial Inequality Across American Cities

Katherine Welbeck (Class of '09) & Ben Kaufman, Student Borrower Protection Center

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How Affluent Private Universities Act as Tax Shelters for the Rich

Leighton Woodhouse and Armando Aparicio,Adamant Media and Debt & Society at UC Merced

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Wall Street's Higher Education Skim

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Unceasing Debt, Disparate Burdens: Student Debt and Young America

Laura Beamer, Francis Tseng, Eduard Nilaj, Jack Gross, Maya Adereth, and Marshall Steinbaum, Jain Family Institute

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Student Debt and the Hidden Racial Wealth Gap in Federal Aid Formulas

Jay Colond, Charlie Eaton, Luis Ruben Gonzalez, and Waleed Rajabally, UC Merced

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Stagnant Income Levels Fail to Account for Rising Tuition Prices

  Princeton entry
Austin Harmon '22, Princeton University

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