The UCF Department of Statistics and Data Science in partnership with Addition Financial is pleased to announce our 2021 Analytics Competition! Participants will analyze real-world financial data to gain actionable insights into the problem of credit re-assignment. By creating a rigorous and reproducible statistical analysis and conveying results in a form understandable to non-experts, students will gain valuable experience for future employment. And to top it off, there is an $8,000 grand prize!

Eligibility and Team Format

The contest is open to current full-time and part-time UCF students. Students will submit as a team with at least 2 members and up to 4 members.

Competition Documents

See the documents below for the official competition description and rules.

How to Enter

Each team must appoint one team member as lead member. The lead member should send the list of team members and their degree program at UCF to Prof. Mitch Hill at

Kick-off Event

The competition kick-off was hosted in-person by the UCF Department of Statistics and Data Science on September 17, 2021. The presentation may be viewed here.


1st Place Team: $8,000
2nd Place Team: $1,500
3rd Place Team: $500

Important Dates

September 17, 2021: In-Person Kickoff
September 30, 2021: Team Registration Closes
January 24, 2022: Final Submissions Due
January 31 – February 11, 2022: Group Presentations
Spring 2022 (TBA): Winners Announced at 2022 Big Data Analytics Symposium