Over the past seven years, the Global Editors Network has organised the Data Journalism Awards competition to celebrate and credit outstanding work in the field of data-driven journalism worldwide.
The 2018 edition is now launched and data journalism teams from around the world have until 26 March 2018 to apply.
To submit an entry (or two, or twelve...), all you have to do is fill the Data Journalism Awards application formApply now
The Data Journalism Awards competition is welcoming one new member of the jury for 2018: Jacqui Maher, an interactive journalist who formerly worked for Condé Nast International, the New York Times and the BBC. 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‘.
Participants get to apply directly on this website.
Last year it received 573 projects, from 51 countries, representing the 5 continents. Previous winning organisations include BuzzFeed, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, ProPublica, La Nación as well as smaller organisations such as Rutas Del Conflicto, Civio Foundation and Convoca.
This year the prizes are worth $1,801 (US) each and will be awarded on 31 May 2018 at a special ceremony and gala dinner in Lisbon during the GEN Summit 2018.
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.
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.
The hashtag for the competition is #datajournalismawards
Counting over 300 members, from over 60 countries, the Data Journalism Awards Slack team is the special place where we debate on topics related to data journalism. Every first Thursday of the month we organise a group discussion featuring special guests.Find out more