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Deadline: 26 March 2018

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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.


Data journalism teams from around the world have just a few days left to apply as the 2018 deadline is 26 March 2018. 



Be a winner this year!

To submit an entry (or two, or twelve...), all you have to do is fill the Data Journalism Awards application form

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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

The hashtag for the competition is #datajournalismawards

Who's submitted a project so far?

Wondering who's been applying to the competition so far? Looking for some inspiration on what kind of projects gets submitted? You can check out the list now.

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Have a question on the competition?

What's new this year?


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.



Meet the jury

We have 17 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 Lab, 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. 

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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