Global Editors Network Data Journalism Awards 2016 (12,000€ Prize)

Application Deadline Extended: 14th April 2016 at 23:59 GMT.

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

Launched in 2012, it 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 The New York Times, The Guardian, ProPublica and La Nación.

The prizes for the DJA 2016 are worth 1,000€ each and will be awarded at a special ceremony at the Vienna City Hall during the sixth annual GEN Summit on 16 June 2016.

The finalists shortlisted for awards will be announced during the first week of May 2016, and the winning projects will be revealed at the DJA 2016 Ceremony in Vienna on 16 June 2016, during the sixth annual GEN Summit.

Eligibility Requirements:

The Data Journalism Awards rewards outstanding work in the field of data journalism in any media worldwide. They reward examples of data-driven investigations, data-driven applications and storytelling with data visualisation, which cover matters relevant to society and aim to have an impact at a societal level.

  • 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.
  • Those 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.
  • Works that include significant input from the members of the jury will not be accepted for entry into the competition.

The DJA administrators have the final authority to determine whether an entry is eligible or not.

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Prize & Categories for the DJA 2016 competition:

The Data Journalism Awards 2016 will be awarding a 1,000€ prize to each of the twelve categories below. The Global Editors Network and its jury members wish you the best of luck for this year’s competition and look forward to discovering your projects.

1. Data visualisation of the year (large newsroom). Best interactive or static visualisation based on data by a newsroom/team of more than 25 editorial staff. May be self-contained or combined with a story, but must accomplish a journalistic purpose and use data significantly. A maximum of three elements per entry. 1,000€ Prize

2. Data visualisation of the year (small newsroom). Best interactive or static visualisation based on data by a newsroom/team of less than 25 editorial staff. May be self-contained or combined with a story, but must accomplish a journalistic purpose and use data significantly. A maximum of three elements per entry. 1,000€ Prize

3. Investigation of the year (large newsroom). Best data-driven investigation, which uses data collection and analysis to disclose or spotlight a significant abuse of power or failure to uphold the public interest by a newsroom/team of more than 25 editorial staff. A maximum of five elements – stories and data presentations – per entry. 1,000€ Prize

4. Investigation of the year (small newsroom). Best data-driven investigation, which uses data collection and analysis to disclose or spotlight a significant abuse of power or failure to uphold the public interest by a newsroom/team of less than 25 editorial staff. A maximum of five elements – stories and data presentations – per entry. 1,000€ Prize

5. News data app of the year (large newsroom). Best data journalism application by a newsroom/team of more than 25 editorial staff. Interactivity is important and the project provides both explanation of the topic and an opportunity for users to explore the topic and create their own story. A maximum of five elements per entry. 1,000€ Prize.

6. News data app of the year (small newsroom). Best data journalism application by a newsroom/team of less than 25 editorial staff. Interactivity is important and the project provides both explanation of the topic and an opportunity for users to explore the topic and create their own story. A maximum of five elements per entry. 1,000€ Prize.

7. Data journalism website of the year. Best data-based journalism website, based on quality of content, frequency and variety of subjects covered. A maximum of ten examples per entry. 1,000€ Prize

8. Best individual portfolio. Based on quality of content, frequency and variety of subjects covered. A maximum of ten examples per entry. 1,000€ Prize

9. Best use of data in a breaking news story, within first 36 hours. Best data-based journalism around a breaking news story within the first hours of the story breaking. Based on quality of content, frequency and variety of subjects covered. 1,000€ Prize

10. Open data award. Using freedom of information and/or other levers to make crucial databases open and accessible for re-use and for creating data-based stories. 1,000€ Prize

11. General excellence (Jurors’ Choice). An entry of high excellence not otherwise honored in this competition. 1,000€ Prize

12. Public choice. An entry of high excellence selected by the public. 1,000€ Prize.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Global Editors Network Data Journalism Awards 2016

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