Frequently Asked Questions

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When can I apply?

Submissions for the Data Journalism Awards 2018 competition are now closed. The deadline to apply was 26 March 2018 at 23:59GMT.

Could one apply more than once?

There was absolutely no limit to the number of projects you could submit. But only one entry could be submitted for the same project/story. If you felt your project would fit in several categories, you’d need to pick wisely. Not to worry though, if the jury feels it fits better in an other category, they will make the change during their voting process. 

Could I submit my project on its own in one category and also include it in an other application as part of a portfolio, either for the “Best individual portfolio”, “Best data journalism team”, or “student and young data journalist of the year” categories?

Yes, you could submit your projects separately, each in only one category, and also include it as part of a “portfolio” category where up to ten links are accepted. 

Did I have to translate the whole project in English?

The Data Journalism Awards 2018 application form needed to be filled in English. Any form filled in a language other than English will not be considered by our jury.

If your project is originally in a language other than English, you did not have to translate the entire piece, but you were required to submit a presentation of the project written in English. Components of graphics, apps and other interactives needed to be translated to English so that our Jury of international experts can assess your work fairly.

If you have any questions, email Marianne Bouchart, Data Journalism Awards Manager, at

How could I go about submitting my portfolio for the “Best individual Portfolio”, “Best data journalism team”, and “Student and young data journalist of the year” categories?

You should have submitted only one form including a maximum of 10 links, so you had to pick wisely!

Did I really need to attach a picture?

Yes! A picture (jpeg, jpg, or png format) in good quality was required for every entry.

Could I add a video to my application?

There was a special section in the form where you could add a video url (not a video file though) to support your application.

Could some of the information in my application be kept private?

All the information submitted in the form may be published on the Data Journalism Awards website and viewable by members of the public. You could send documents or information you did not wish to share with the world (only with our jury made of international experts) to support your applications, directly via email, to Marianne Bouchart, manager of the competition at .





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