Frequently Asked Questions

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When can I apply?

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

Can one apply more than once?

There is absolutely no limit to the number of projects you can submit. But only one entry can be submitted for the same project/story.

Do I have to translate the whole project in English?

The Data Journalism Awards 2018 application form needs 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 do not have to translate the entire piece, but you are required to submit a presentation of the project written in English. Components of graphics, apps and other interactives need 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 do 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 only submit one form including a maximum of 10 links, so pick wisely!

Do I really need to attach a picture?

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

Can I add a video to my application?

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

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

Yes. There is a special section in the form where you can add documents or information you do not wish to share with the world (only with our jury made of international experts). All the information submitted in other sections may be published on the Data Journalism Awards website and/or GEN Community viewable by members of the public. 

Are you eligible for a prize?

Find out on the Eligibility & Rules page!

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

Apply now

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