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Data Journalism Awards 2014

Deadline: 4 April 2014
Open to: media companies, non-profit organisations and freelancers or individuals
Prize: €2,000 in each category

Description

The Data Journalism Awards 2014 will be awarding a €2,000 prize to each of the seven categories below plus a special €2,000 prize for the juror’s choice. 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.

The categories are:

  1. Best story or group of stories on a single topic, online or print, in which collection and analysis of data are a leading factor. A maximum of five elements – stories and data presentations – per entry.
  2. 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. A maximum of five elements – stories and data presentations – per entry.
  3. Best journalistic data visualization (most impressive, novel, compelling display) on a single theme. 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.
  4. Best data journalism application or website, in which 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.
  5. Best data journalism portfolio by an individual. A maximum of five elements, on a single topic or on multiple topics, per entry.
  6. Best data journalism portfolio by a team or newsroom. A maximum of 10 elements, on a single topic or on multiple topics, per entry.
  7. Best entry from a small newsroom, with fewer than 25 journalists, not otherwise honored in this competition.
  8. Jurors’ choice, an entry of high excellence not otherwise honored in this competition. 

Eligibility

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;
  • All work must have been published or aired between 10 April 2013 and 4 April 2014.

Application

The deadline for entries is 4 April 2014 at 23h59 GMT. Submit your application online HERE.

For more information visit the official website HERE.

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