Journalists are invited to apply for the Data Journalism Awards 2019


It's that time of year again! Entries are now open for the Data Journalism Awards (DJA) 2019

Each year, the DJAs bring together the best stories from the international data journalism community across a broad range of categories. From the best use of data within 36 hours of a breaking news event, to awards recognising innovation, data visualisation, and open data reporting -- there's something for all backgrounds and expertise.

With humble beginnings in 2012, the competition is now recognised as the biggest international competition in the field. Previous winning organisations include BuzzFeed, Quartz, The New York Times, The Guardian, ProPublica, La Nación as well as smaller organisations such as Ojo Publico, Civio Foundation and Convoca. Could you be next?

630 projects, from 58 countries, across five continents, were submitted last year -- soon to be uploaded as inspiration for this year's entrants. There's also a dedicated Slack team, which tackles topics like working with environmental data, sports data journalism, and more. Who knows, joining in on the discussion might just help you put together a winning story.

The prizes for the competition are worth $1,801 USD each and will be awarded at a special ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal, during the annual GEN Summit.

Make sure to apply by 7 April 2019 for your chance to win.

Visit the Data Journalism Awards website here.