Get applying for the 2017 Data Journalism Awards


Made an impressive graph? Discovered a cool story in open data? Data journalism teams from around the world are invited to apply for the 2017 edition of the Data Journalism Awards (DJA).

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

This year’s jury includes world-renowned data journalism experts, including ProPublica’s Paul Steiger, Alberto Cairo, and DDJ’s own Liliana Bounegru.

The prizes for the DJA competition are worth 1801 USD each – a fun acknowledgment of the pie chart’s first known use in the year 1801 – and will be announced at the GEN Summit on 22 June 2017.


Image: The first known pie chart, created by William Playfair in 1801. Source: Wikipedia.

Media companies, non-profit organisations and freelancers or individuals are all encouraged to apply. Works produced by individuals or teams of staffers from media companies and non-profit organisations, as well as freelancers or individuals are also eligible for entry.

Entries must be submitted by 7 April 2017.

Find out more on the DJA website here.