How to apply to (and win) a data journalism award

You’ve worked hard all this time to put together data-driven projects, and although clicks are very rewarding, here is another one you may like: getting one of your pieces shortlisted for the annual Data Journalism Awards. In this article, we give you all the details about this competition, plus, we asked our jury members what they look for in potential winners.

The Global Editors Network runs the Data Journalism Awards competition each year to celebrate outstanding work in the field of data journalism worldwide.

Last year, 573 projects, coming from over 50 countries, representing the five continents, were submitted. For the 2018 competition, the competition is set to be even more global, and teams from around the world are encouraged to take part and apply directly on the Data Journalism Awards website.

Supported by the Google News Lab, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and in partnership with Chartbeat, the 2018 competition hopes to reach even further, continue to get applications from the Americas and Europe, but also get more entries from Asia, Africa, and emerging countries.

If your organisation has been doing some amazing data-driven work in the past year, we’d love you to take part in the Data Journalism Awards. All teams, big or small, are eligible, and you can submit as many projects as you want.

This year we’ve made it easier to apply, so pick the best projects you’ve worked on in the past year, and fill in this form. All work must have been published or aired between 10 April 2017 and 26 March 2018.

The finalists shortlisted for awards will be announced in April 2018 at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia (Italy), and the winning projects will be revealed at the 2018 ceremony and gala dinner in Lisbon on 31 May 2018, during the GEN Summit 2018.