Competition for Journalists and a Chance to Win a Full Funded Trip to Italy

Competition for Journalists and a Chance to Win a Full Funded Trip to Italy

إيطاليا 03 févr. 2020
Data Journalism Award

Data Journalism Award

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Data journalism is offering new competition to celebrate the best data journalism from around the world. The competition aims to empower, elevate and enlighten the global community of data journalists, To highlight the very best data journalism being done around the world.


  • All the winning projects will win a trophy and an all-expenses-covered trip to the International Journalism Festival 2020, taking place on 1-5 April 2020 in Perugia, Italy, for up to two people from their team.
  • A dedicated session to celebrate their work will be set up at the festival but, more importantly, winners will also participate in and lead data journalism panels, discussions and workshops at this event.
  • Nine prizes will be given in total for the first edition of The Sigma Awards.


1. Best data-driven reporting: The winning entry will be a story or series that stands on a foundation of data and analysis, techniques commonly associated with precision journalism, computational journalism and/or computer-assisted reporting.

2. Best visualization: Awarded to the entry that best utilizes data in visual form to tell a story around an important topic of public interest. Judges will consider the techniques used to do the data analysis and produce the visualization, although the primary focus will be on the visual narrative itself.

3. Innovation: This award will recognize innovation in any part of the data journalism process, from data acquisition, cleaning and analysis to design and presentation or anything in between. This award could be given to a published piece of data journalism or for the tool, technique or process used to develop it.

4. Young journalist: This award honors outstanding work done by a student or early-career professional aged 27 or younger at the time the work was created. Judges will consider the quality and innovation of data use, analysis, reporting and/or presentation

5. Open data: This could be anything from a tool or technique to a platform to a published piece of journalism as long as the net effect was to make journalistically relevant data more open and accessible. Impact here is key, and applicants should indicate how what they did achieved that goal.

6. Best news application: The winning entry should stand on its own as a piece of journalism, not requiring additional reporting or explainers for context. This is a stand-alone site that might provide users with the tools they need to sift through a dataset or datasets in order to discover what’s most relevant to them. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Entries must be for work published in the calendar year 2019
  2. Entries should be submitted via online form.
  3. Entries must be received by February 3, 2020, at 11:59 pm ET, to qualify.
  4. Applicants can enter as many projects as they want to the competition. However, each project can only be entered in one category.
  5. Entries should specify if they are entering in the large or small newsroom category, where applicable. Small newsrooms are defined as those with 35 or fewer journalists (including regular freelancers/contractors), or equivalent (eg, two half-time freelancers count as one person.)
  6. Collaborative work should be entered in the category of the larger organization.
  7. Entering organizations grant The Sigma Awards the right to use their material in their entry, including the organization's name and logo, on The Sigma Awards website and other marketing material around the awards.

About Data Journalism Awards:

The Data Journalism Awards are the first international awards recognizing outstanding work in the field of data journalism worldwide. Started in 2012, the competition is organized by the Global Editors Network, with support from the Google News Lab.

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