I found out about the 2019 World Data Visualization Prize a day before the deadline to submit entries. Honestly, the short time frame was appealing and made it easier to squeeze this in with all the other work on my plate at the time. I also appreciated the wealth of data that was made available for entrants.
With only one day, start-to-finish, I had to restrain myself from poring over every piece of data (there was a lot). After skimming the core content of each data set, I selected one in particular to highlight, the Happy Planet Index (HPI).