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General Information

The Data Journalism Awards are the first international awards recognising outstanding work in the field of data journalism worldwide.

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

Simon Rogers, Data Editor at Google News Lab, is the director of the competition 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.

Submissions for the 2018 edition are now open and data journalism teams from around the world have until Monday 26 March 2018 23:59GMT to take part.

The prizes for the competition are worth $1,801 (US) each and will be awarded at a special ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal during the eigth annual GEN Summit on 31 May 2018.

You can get in touch with the Data Journalism Awards Manager Marianne Bouchart at

Key dates of the 2018 competition

26 MARCH 2017 

Deadline to apply



APRIL 2018

Shortlist reveal



Jury assessment



31 MAY 2018

Winners reveal at the 2018 ceremony and gala dinner



The hashtag for this competition is #datajournalismawards


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About GEN:

The Global Editors Network is a cross-platform community empowering newsrooms through programmes designed to inspire, connect and share. 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.

About 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. We’re entering our 8th year, which will take place on 30 May – 1 June 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.

The GEN Summit is an exceptional opportunity to discuss the sustainability of our industry, and collectively work toward defining the future of journalism. You will discover all there is to know about the leading trends in media, and network with the best and brightest minds in the industry.


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