About the 2018 Competition

Started in 2012, the Data Journalism Awards competition is organised by the Global Editors Network, with support from the Google News Lab and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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 deadline to apply is 26 March 2018 at 23:59 GMT. 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 Data Journalism Awards 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. 



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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2018 Press Pack

We’ve put together a press pack for those of you wanting to cover the competition. Interested? Get it here.

More about GEN

The Global Editors Network (GEN) is committed to sustainable journalism, empowering newsrooms and media innovators through a variety of programmes designed to inspire, connect and share. It is a non-profit, non-governmental association.


The GEN Summit 2018

The Global Editors Network’s annual GEN Summit is the world’s largest gathering of 750+ editors-in-chief and media innovators from over 70 countries. Entering its 8th year, it will take place on 30 May – 1 June in Lisbon, Portugal.


More about the Data Journalism Awards partners

Google News Lab

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. It created the News Lab to support the creation and distribution of the information that keeps us all informed about what’s happening in our world today—quality journalism. Today’s news organizations and media entrepreneurs are inventing new ways to discover, create and distribute news content—and Google News Lab is here to provide tools, data, and programs designed to help.

Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation is a US foundation with strong local roots. It invests in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Its goal is to foster informed and engaged communities. 


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