The winners of the Data Journalism Awards 2018 have finally been revealed!


This is it. The winners for all 12 categories have been announced during the Data Journalism Awards Ceremony in Lisbon on 31 May 2018.

Check out all of the winning projects from this year!

Want to know more about the projects who received an award in 2018? We've compiled the info for you, with pictures and comments from the jury.

Check them out now

But if you can’t wait, here is a quick recap of our winners for this year:


Data visualisation of the year: Life in the camps, Reuters, UK


The Startup Lisboa award for investigation of the year: Easy Money, The Globe and Mail, Canada


News data app of the year: The Atlas Of Redistricting, FiveThirtyEight, US


The SEMrush award for data journalism website of the year: #SaferRoadsPH, Rappler, Philippines


The Chartbeat award for the best use of data in a breaking news story, within first 36 hours: The search operation of the submarine Ara San Juan, La Nacion, Argentina


Open Data: Follow the Money, Postmedia, Canada


Best individual portfolio: Patrick Stotz, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Germany

The jury also awarded an Honorable Mention in this category for Yudivian Almeida,, Cuba


Best large data journalism team: Caixin VisLab, China


Best small data journalism team: joint winners, InfoTimes from Egypt and Monitor de Victimas from Venezuela


The JSK Fellowships award for innovation in data journalism: Hidden Spy Planes, BuzzFeed News, US


The Twitter award for student and young data journalist of the year: Marie-Louise Timcke, Berliner Morgenpost, Germany


The Microsoft award for public choice: Monitor da Violencia, G1 (Globo), Brazil


You can also check out the shortlist for this year’s competition on this page to view the 99 nominations.  





Have a question on the competition?

Meet the jury

We have 18 members in the jury this year, coming from some of the best news organisations in the world.


About the Data Journalism Awards 2018

Started in 2012, the competition is organised by the Global Editors Network, with support from the Google News Initiative, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Microsoft, and in partnership with Chartbeat

Simon Rogers, Data Editor at Google News Lab, is the director of the competition which takes place under the presidency of Paul Steiger, Executive Chairman of ProPublica’s board of directors. Marianne Bouchart is the manager of the competition.

The prizes for the Data Journalism Awards competition are worth $1,801 (US) each and were awarded at a special ceremony in Lisbon during the annual GEN Summit on 31 May 2018. 

The Data Journalism Awards competition was welcoming two new members of the jury for 2018: Jacqui Maher, an interactive journalist who formerly worked for Condé Nast International, the New York Times and the BBC, and and Lukasz Pawlowski, engineering lead for the Microsoft Data Journalism Program. You can find a list of all jury members here

This year, we also have a new list of categories including prizes such as ‘Best Data Journalism Team‘ and ‘Innovation in Data Journalism‘.

The hashtag for the competition is #datajournalismawards

But why a $1801 cash prize?

Because it’s in 1801 that the pie chart was allegedly created by William Playfair. Plus, we wanted a fun fact to joke about! Feel like knowing more about pie charts through history? Check out this link



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