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View the 2018 Shortlist!



The shortlist is now live! Visit the Shortlist page to view the 99 nominations across 12 categories. 


630 submissions from 58 countries, this is the highest number of applications to the competition since its launch in 2012. 


Eleven projects have been shortlisted for the Data Journalism Awards 2018 “Public choice” award. They come from nine different countries and represent some of the best data-driven work from the past year. And you get to decide who should get the $1801 (US) money prize and trophy. The vote for the Microsoft award for Public Choice is now closed. The winners for all categories will be announced during the Data Journalism Awards Ceremony on 31 May, at the GEN Summit in Lisbon. 


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. 




Who's applied this year?

Wondering who's been applying to the competition? Looking for some inspiration? You can check out the list now.

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Key dates of the competition

26 MARCH 2018 

Deadline to apply

APRIL 2018

Shortlist reveal


Jury assessment

31 MAY 2018

Winners reveal at the 2018 ceremony and gala dinner

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 will be awarded at a special ceremony in Lisbon during the annual GEN Summit on 31 May 2018. 

The Data Journalism Awards competition is 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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