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The Data Journalism Awards 2017 will be awarding a $1,801 (US) prize to each winner of the ten categories below.

Data visualisation of the year

Description: Best interactive or static visualisation based on one or several datasets. May be self-contained or combined with a story, but must accomplish a journalistic purpose and use data significantly.

Open to individuals and organisations worldwide of all sizes.

Prize: $1801 + DJA trophy

Investigation of the year

Description: Best data-driven investigation, which uses data collection and analysis to disclose or bring light on a significant abuse of power or failure to uphold the public interest.

Open to individuals and organisations worldwide of all sizes.

Prize: $1801 + DJA trophy

News data app of the year

Description: Best data journalism application. Interactivity is important and the project should provide both explanation of the topic and user engagement.

Open to individuals and organisations worldwide of all sizes.

Prize: $1801 + DJA trophy

Data journalism website of the year

Description: Best data-driven journalism website, based on quality of content, frequency and variety of subjects covered.

Open to individuals and organisations worldwide of all sizes.

Prize: $1801 + DJA trophy

The Chartbeat award for the best use of data in a breaking news story, within first 36 hours

Description: Best data-driven journalism project around a breaking news story within the first 36 hours of the story breaking. Based on quality of content, frequency and variety of subjects covered. This award is sponsored by Chartbeat.

Open to individuals and organisations worldwide of all sizes. 

Prize: $1801 + DJA trophy

Open data

Description: Using freedom of information and/or other levers to make crucial datasets open and accessible for re-use and for creating data-driven journalism projects and stories. Publishing the data behind your project is a plus.

Open to individuals and organisations worldwide of all sizes.

Prize: $1801 + DJA trophy

Best individual portfolio

Description: Based on quality of content, frequency and variety of subjects covered. A maximum of ten examples per entry.

Open to individuals only from any country in the world.

Prize: $1801 + DJA trophy

Public choice

Description: An entry of high excellence selected out of the DJA 2017 Shortlist by members of the public.

Open to individuals and organisations worldwide of all sizes. The winning project will be picked by members of the public out of the list of shortlisted projects released in May 2017 across all categories.

Prize: $1801 + DJA trophy

Small newsrooms (one or more winners)

Description: The DJA jury will have the option of conferring “Small newsroom” awards on one or more entries of high merit from any category.

 These prizes are dedicated to teams from organisations employing 30 people or less (overall number of employees, not just those working on the project). Winners will be picked by the jury out of the shortlisted projects released in May 2017.

Prize: $1801 + DJA trophy

Student and young data journalist of the year

Description: This award will bring light on the outstanding work of a new talent in data journalism, for projects done while they are still studying or early in their professional careers.

Open to all data journalists under the age of 28 (including students). Submissions can include one or as many as five pieces of data journalism.

Prize: $1801 + DJA trophy

The Global Editors Network and its jury members wish you the best of luck for this year’s competition and look forward to discovering your projects.

But why a $1801 cash prize?

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Have a question on how to apply?

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To submit a project, click on the button below, select ‘submit a project’ on your right-hand side and fill the DJA form. Note that you'll need an account on the GEN Community to take part. It only takes a minute.

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