2013 NICAR T-shirts
have been selected!
Proposal 8, a blue T-shirt with NICAR across the chest, came in first among finalists and is this year's winning T-shirt. The winning design comes from Ben Welsh of the Los Angeles Times, who also won last year with an EPMD-inspired design in the NICAR 2012 T-shirt contest.
Welsh's design will be on sale at the 2013 CAR Conference in Louisville, future training events and the IRE store.
Proposal 37, a dark blue T-shirt with a cloud raining data, is the runner-up and will also be on sale at the 2013 CAR Conference. The proposal comes from Jon Schleuss at the University of Arkansas.
Proposals 51, "The revolution will be comma-delimited", and 48, "FOIA the leaders", came in third and fourth, respectively and will be on sale as stickers. Both of these proposals come from Jeremy Bowers of NPR.
The votes are in and finalists for the NICAR 2013 T-shirt contest have been chosen. Proposals 8, 37, 48, 51 and 53 advanced to the second round of voting. Check out the finalists (below the ballot) then choose your favorite. The one with the most votes will become the NICAR 2013 T-shirt. Voting will close Friday, Jan. 11.
NICAR 2013 T-shirt Contest
The journalists who attend the Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference do many things for their newsrooms: They analyze data, build websites, write stories, scrape and acquire records.
To honor this work, the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting will sell a T-shirt celebrating the data geek in us all, and you'll help design it. Proceeds from the shirt will help raise funds for future NICAR training events.
For CAR 2012, you regaled us with your designs, SQL and puns. It was an epic competition, but two T-shirts rule them all. We're opening the competition once again - what will you think of next?
We’ll accept T-shirt ideas through the month of November. Designs will be posted online as we get them. Members will be able to vote on the new T-shirt in early January. In addition to bragging rights, the creator of the winning T gets a free shirt and $50 in the IRE Store. The winning design will be on sale at the 2013 CAR Conference in Louisville, future training events and the IRE store.
All ideas are welcome, from a simple yet classic design with NICAR on it to bad SQL puns (SELECT * FROM tshirts WHERE tshirts.thisone = “Awesome”). There are only a few guidelines:
- The T-shirt should include NICAR or National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting somewhere on it, but shouldn’t be designed specifically for the 2013 CAR Conference.
- It must be work appropriate.
- There are no restrictions on colors or design, but keep in mind the more detailed/multi-colored the graphic work the costlier it will be for NICAR to print the shirts.
- By sending in the suggestion to NICAR you don’t retain rights to the final T-shirt. (This does not include bragging rights, which the creator will maintain in perpetuity.)
Have just the germ of an idea? Send in the text to us. Have a full-fledged graphical display to share? We’ll take JPGs, GIFs, PDFs or any other format you can come up with. So think up something great and send your suggestions to Jaimi Dowdell at Jaimi@ire.org or Tony Schick at Tony@ire.org.
NICAR, a program of IRE and the Missouri School of Journalism, was founded in 1989 and has trained thousands of journalists in the practical skills of finding, prying loose and analyzing electronic information.
2013 T-Shirt contest entries
I like my data dirty
Oh, for fsck sake...
CAR RULES EVERYTHING AROUND ME
Binders full of data
- PROPOSAL 20
Data Journalists never CONCATENATE on the first date (they REFINE first)
- PROPOSAL 21
NICAR: data is not a four letter word
- PROPOSAL 22
Just the facts, ma'am.
- PROPOSAL 23
Just an evidence-based narrative, friend.
- PROPOSAL 24
Data never lies
- PROPOSAL 25
Evidence-based narrative -- what a concept!
- PROPOSAL 26
Documents are people, my friend
- PROPOSAL 27
Raw data now
- PROPOSAL 28
Demand the data
- PROPOSAL 29
- PROPOSAL 30
Follow the data
- PROPOSAL 31
- PROPOSAL 32
NICAR: Weaponizing data for the public
- PROPOSAL 33
return news, apps, viz
Love your data
A gentleman and a nerd
NICAR 2013: Standard Deviants who Pivot
NICAR 2013: PLAYING WITH OUTLIERS
NICAR 2013: I REGRESS
NICAR 2013: Wanna pivot?