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The Data Journalism Awards 2018 will deliver a $1,801 (US) cash prize and a trophy to each winner of the twelve categories below. The Global Editors Network, and the competition’s jury members wish you the best of luck for this year’s competition.

Best data journalism team

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

Open to organisations/teams only from any country in the world.

Prize: $1801 + a trophy

 

Best individual portfolio

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

Open to individuals only from any country in the world.

Prize: $1801 + a trophy

 

The Chartbeat award for 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 + a trophy

 

The SEMRush award for data journalism website of the year

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

Open to individuals and organisations worldwide of all sizes. This award is sponsored by SEMRush.

Prize: $1801 + a trophy

 

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 + a trophy

 

The JSK Fellowship award for innovation in data journalism

Description: Awarded to the entry which leverages new technologies and innovative techniques to either visualise data or tell a data journalism story (AI, bots, automated process, etc.). Judges are not looking for large amounts of money spent, but for imagination in the way the story is uncovered and told.

Open to individuals and organisations worldwide, of all sizes. This award is sponsored by JSK Fellowship.

Prize: $1801 + a trophy

 

The Startup Lisboa award for investigation of the year

Description: Best data-driven investigation, which uses data collection and analysis to disclose or bring light on a topic of public interest.

Open to individuals and organisations worldwide of all sizes. This award is sponsored by Startup Lisboa.

Prize: $1801 + a trophy

 

News data app of the year

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

Open to individuals and organisations worldwide of all sizes.

Prize: $1801 + a 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 used for the project will be an advantage for applicants in this category.

Open to individuals and organisations worldwide of all sizes.

Prize: $1801 + a trophy

 

The Microsoft award for public choice

Description: An entry of high excellence selected out of the 2018 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 April 2018 across all categories. This award is sponsored by Microsoft.

Prize: $1801 + a trophy

 

Small newsrooms (one or more winners)

Description: The Data Journalism Awards 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 editorial staff or less (overall number of editorial staff, not just those working on the project). Winners will be picked by the jury out of the shortlisted projects released in April 2018.

Prize: $1801 + a trophy

 

The Twitter award for 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. This award is sponsored by Twitter.

Open to all data journalists under the age of 27 (including students). Submissions can include one or as many as ten pieces of data journalism.

Prize: $1801 + a trophy 

 

 

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