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Deadline: April 7, 2017 | Apply here
Eligibility: 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 a collaboration between organisations may also be submitted.
Prizes: USD 1,801,- for winners in each category

Data Journalism Awards 2017

Started in 2012, the competition is organised by the Global Editors NetworkThe Data Journalism Awards are the first international awards recognising 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 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.

The Data Journalism Awards 2017 will be awarding a $1,801 prize to each winner of the ten categories below:

Data visualisation of the year

Best interactive or static visualisation based on one or several datasets. It may be self-contained or combined with a story, but must accomplish a journalistic purpose and use data significantly.

Investigation of the year

The best data-driven investigation, which uses data collection and analysis to disclose or bring light on a significant abuse of power or failure to uphold the public interest.

News data app of the year

Best data journalism application. Interactivity is important and the project should provide both explanations of the topic and user engagement.

Data journalism website of the year

Best data-driven journalism website, based on the quality of content, frequency and variety of subjects covered.

Best use of data in a breaking news story, within first 36 hours

Best data-driven journalism project around a breaking news story within the first 36 hours of the story breaking. Based on the quality of content, frequency and variety of subjects covered.

Open data

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 behind your project is a plus.

Best individual portfolio

Based on the quality of content, frequency and variety of subjects covered. A maximum of ten examples per entry.

Public choice

An entry of high excellence selected out of the DJA 2017 Shortlist by members of the public.

The winning project will be picked by members of the public out of the list of shortlisted projects released in May 2017 across all categories.

Small newsrooms

The DJA 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 people or less (overall number of employees, not just those working on the project). Winners will be picked by the jury out of the shortlisted projects released in May 2017.

Student and young data journalist of the year

This award will bring light to the outstanding work of a new talent in data journalism, for projects done while they are still studying or early in their professional careers.

Open to all data journalists under the age of 28 (including students). Submissions can include one or as many as five pieces of data journalism.

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