Graph Drawing Creative Topics

We have two creative topics that are judged independently:

  • Marvel Cinematic Universe: This graph models appearances of superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies as of 2018.
  • Meal Ingredients: This graph models occurences of ingredients in popular meals.

Participants may submit drawings of both graphs (or only one graph).

Marvel Cinematic Universe

A description will come soon.

The graph is available here.

Meal Ingredients

A description and the data will come soon.


For the creative topics, you are completely free to use any drawing style you wish. Your submissions will be judged both on aesthetic value and on the clarity of information displayed.


Electronic submissions (by email) must be received by September 05 (23:59 PDT) and must include the following information:

  • Names and email addresses of the contributors.
  • A visualization illustrating the graph in a format of your choosing.
  • A brief description on how the graph and layout were produced.
  • A web-friendly image of your visualization. Max resolution 1000 by 1000 pixels.
  • A pdf version of your visualization, suitable for printing on a large A0 poster.

If your drawing requires special printing because of size, resolution, or color constraints, you are encouraged to submit via hard-copy. In this case, please contact us in advance and make sure that your submission is received no later than September 15. Please still submit the remaining items by email.

Please send your contest submissions to:

Philipp Kindermann
Lehrstuhl für Informatik I
Universität Würzburg
Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg