Submissions Open for Data Journalism Awards 2018!

Deadline: 26 March 2018

Submissions are open for Data Journalism Awards 2018 which are organised by the Global Editors Network to celebrate and credit outstanding work in the field of data-driven journalism worldwide.

This year the prizes are worth $1,801 (US) each and will be awarded on 31 May 2018 at a special ceremony and gala dinner in Lisbon during the GEN Summit 2018.

Prize Information

The Data Journalism Awards 2018 will deliver a $1,801 (US) cash prize and a trophy to each winner of the twelve categories below.


  • Best data journalism team
  • Best individual portfolio
  • Chartbeat award for best use of data in a breaking news story, within first 36 hours
  • Data journalism website of the year
  • Data visualisation of the year
  • Innovation in data journalism
  • Investigation of the year
  • News data app of the year
  • Open data
  • Public choice
  • Small newsrooms (one or more winners)
  • Student and young data journalist of the year

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Data Journalism Awards competition celebrates outstanding work in the field of data journalism worldwide. It can be won by any media organisation, big or small.
  • The awards are given to examples of data-driven articles or investigations, data-driven applications and storytelling projects that use data visualisation, to cover topics relevant to the general public and aiming at having an impact on society.
  • Media companies, non-profit organisations and freelancers or individuals are all eligible for the Data Journalism Awards. Works produced by individuals or teams of staffers from media companies and non-profit organisations, as well as freelancers or individuals are all eligible for entry.
  • Works that are the result of collaboration between organisations may also be submitted. Works produced by staffers or freelancers collaborating with government agencies, business or trade organisations with a stake (financial or of other nature) in the issue at hand are not eligible. In other words, the awards are not given to business data visualisations or projects produced for branding purposes.
  • Works that include significant input from members of the jury or the pre-jury will not be accepted for entry into the competition.
  • The Data Journalism Awards administrators have the final authority to determine whether an entry is eligible or not.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Data Journalism Awards.

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