Data Science Blogathon Winners are Here and Announcing Blogathon 2!

The Data Science Blogathon is Over! Long Live the Data Science Blogathon II!

Take a deep breath. The first Data Science Blogathon was an overwhelming success with aspiring data science professionals and industry experts coming together to produce high-quality machine learning, deep learning, and analytics articles that our community loved.

We received over 100 articles from our community as writers poured their hearts out into words with the aim of getting their work published in front of a 500,000+ audience! The topics ranged from business analytics and machine learning algorithms (hello, Gradient Descent) to tackling COVID-19 and transforming the energy industry. It was a BROAD range of topics and we loved going through your work and parsing through your thoughts.

The community loved the articles – the number of views were through the roof as the leaderboard showcases, and the comments numbered in the hundreds. We love hosting such impactful articles that not only teach the audience about data science concepts but help them get a move on in their own careers.

So what can you do after such a successful Data Science Blogathon?

You host another grander Blogathon!

That’s right – we are back with the second installment of the Data Science Blogathon and it’s already live. You can register right now and get started on that article you’ve been wanting to write. 🙂

I’ll talk a bit more about this soon but first..

Announcing the Data Science Blogathon Winners

Along with this launch, we are delighted to announce the winners of the first Data Science Blogathon.

Every article that met Analytics Vidhya’s standards was published on the Analytics Vidhya blog. This was a one-of-a-kind opportunity to reach out to a HUGE audience and embellish your data science profile and your own brand. And our community embraced this!

So without any further ado, here are the winners in the three categories.

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1. The Most Popular Article Award

The top 3 winners are based on the number of unique pageviews on their articles.

2. The Most Engaging Article Award

The top 3 winners are based on the number of unique page views they generated from social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram).

3. Editorial Award

The top 3 winners have been judged by the Analytics Vidhya editorial team based on our internal metrics.

Congratulations to all the winners!

So, About the Data Science Blogathon II

If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for? Head over here to get started. There are plenty of prizes on offer again. Every article that meets Analytics Vidhya’s standards will be published on the Analytics Vidhya blog.

There are lucrative prizes on offer as well, in three categories:

1. The Most Popular Article Award

The top 3 winners will be judged based on the number of unique pageviews on their articles. You can track this on the competition leaderboard.

  1. 1st Prize: INR 7500
  2. 2nd Prize: INR 3000
  3. 3rd Prize: INR 1500


2. The Most Engaging Article Award

The top 3 winners in this category will be judged based on the number of unique page views they generate from social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram).

  1. 1st Prize: INR 6000
  2. 2nd Prize: INR 2500
  3. 3rd Prize: INR 1500


3. Editorial Award

The top 3 winners will be judged by the Analytics Vidhya editorial team based on our internal metrics.

  1. 1st Prize: INR 4500
  2. 2nd Prize: INR 2000
  3. 3rd Prize: INR 1500

And that’s not all! We always appreciate the extra effort our community members put in, so if your article generates:

  • More than 15000 views, you get INR 2,000 as a bonus,
  • More than 5000 views, you get INR 1,000 as a bonus

regardless of where you finish in the above three categories!

When Will the Winners be Declared?

The winners for all 3 categories will be declared on November 16, 2020.

Even though you need to submit your article by 11.59 pm on November 8th, the views for your article will count until November 15th, 11.59 pm. So keep sharing your article after it’s been published to increase your chances of winning!

Why you Should Participate in the Data Science Blogathon

If you’re still on the fence about writing, here are a few more added benefits:

  1. Learn and master the concept – Learning and writing go hand-in-hand. I learned this trick in my college – I used to make notes and explain them to my backbencher friends with simple examples and this helped me register all the hard concepts in my mind along with their applications. You’ll definitely learn much more by following the same approach 🙂
  2. Improve your storytelling skills – I will share a little secret with you here. Two of the most important characteristics of a great data scientist are storytelling skills and a structured thinking mindset. This is not an inherent quality but is developed by working closely on problem statements. Writing a blog improves both of these qualities
  3. Build up your resume – One of the biggest advantages of writing a data science blog is that it makes you stand out from the crowds. It actually reflects your passion and knowledge for this field. Writing blogs will definitely help your catch the eyes of the recruiter.
  4. Get attention and networking opportunities within the community – While gaining knowledge through the process of blog writing is important but getting a chance to network with industry leaders and like-minded people is priceless. Analytics Vidhya has 2.5 million monthly users including some of the well-renowned personalities so there’s a good chance of reaching potential people and employers.
  5. Win cash prizes – All of this is great but we all crave a reward for our efforts. Isn’t it? Don’t worry, cash prizes worth thousands are waiting for you. Read ahead to learn about all the rewards. 😉

I’ll leave you with the words of the great Benjamin Franklin:

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

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