Started in 2012, the Data Journalism Awards (DJA) seek to highlight, and reward, outstanding work in data journalism worldwide. The competition seeks to celebrate examples of data-driven investigations, data-driven applications, and storytelling projects that use data visualisation to cover topics relevant to the general public and aiming at having an impact on society.

The competition is run by the Global Editors Network and supported by Google News Lab and the Knight Foundation, in partnership with Chartbeat. Entries can be submitted by media companies, non-profit organisations, and freelancers or individuals working on online, radio, audio, broadcast, print, or a combination of platforms.

The Data Journalism Awards 2017 will be awarding a symbolic amount of €1,801 to winners in each of the following 12 categories:

  • Data visualisation of the year (large newsroom)
Data visualisation of the year (small newsroom)
  • Investigation of the year (large newsroom)
  • Investigation of the year (small newsroom)
  • News data app of the year (large newsroom)
  • News data app of the year (small newsroom)
  • Data journalism website of the year
  • Best individual portfolio

  • Chartbeat award for the best use of data in a breaking news story, within first 36 hours
  • Open data award

  • General excellence (Jurors’ choice)
Public choice

The winners will be announced at The Data Journalism 2017 Ceremony, which will take place on 22 June in Vienna as part of the Global Editors Network Summit.

Click here for more information on the awards.

Deadline Date
Deadline Date: 
April 7, 2017
Application Info: 

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. 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. In other words, the awards are not given to business data visualisations or projects produced for branding purposes.

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

Click here for more information on eligibility, and on how to apply.


Email from Bertrand Pecquerie, Global Editors Network, and Data Journalism Awards website on January 12 2017.