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Hudson Data Jam Competition

For 10 years, the Hudson Data Jam Competition has challenged students to creatively tell the science stories of the Hudson River watershed.

Making data "sing" through creative expression.

Hudson Data Jam 2024

Tmelines and updated materials for the 11th Annual Data Jam will be posted in October.

Hudson Data Jam 2023

10th Annual Data Jam Awards Celebration

Not able to join us in person? View a recording of the awards ceremony and visit the project gallery to view the winning projects!


2023 Award Winners

List of all 2023 award winners (.pdf)

Why a Data Jam?

The Hudson River Valley has been intensely studied by scientists for decades. Yet despite the tremendous discoveries made about the Hudson, many of the river's science stories are not well known by the people who call the Hudson Valley home. We believe that the skills of understanding, interpreting, and presenting data are essential in a world where our ability to collect data outpaces our ability to make it understandable for a public audience.

Data Jammers will immerse themselves in authentic, local datasets collected by professional scientists, including Cary Institute ecologists. Whether students create a graphic, song, video, sculpture, computer game, puppet show, or children's book...their imagination is the limit!

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top projects at the elementary, middle, and high school levels during our Awards Ceremony & Celebration on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.

Have fun Data Jamming, and if you have questions along the way you can always connect with us at or on our Hudson Data Jam Facebook page.





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