Welcome to The DJA 2016
The Data Journalism Awards are the first international awards recognising outstanding work in the field of data journalism worldwide.
Launched in 2012, it is organised by the Global Editors Network, with support from the Google News Lab and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Previous winning organisations include The New York Times, The Guardian, ProPublica and La Nación.
The prizes for the DJA 2016 are worth 1,000€ each and will be awarded at a special ceremony at the Vienna City Hall during the sixth annual GEN Summit on 16 June 2016.
Simon Rogers, Data Editor at Google, will be the DJA Director for this year's competition which will take place under the presidency of Paul Steiger, Executive Chairman of ProPublica's board of directors. Hear from both of them on what to expect from this year's competition in this interview.
The Competition Starts Now
We are very excited to announce that submissions for the Data Journalism Awards 2016 are now open.
You can submit your project via the GEN Community platform.
Please provide as much information as you can about your project. Include anything that you feel is relevant and can help our jury with their decision.
You can also see last year’s winners on our DJA 2015 page.
The deadline for submissions is Sunday 10 April 2016 at 23:59 GMT.
If you don’t have an account on the GEN Community yet, you will need to create one. It is absolutely free to join and should only take a minute. When you’re logged in, submit your DJA 2016 project by clicking on “Submit a Project” here.
DJA 2016 Key Dates
What’s new this season?
Wolfgang Blau (Condé Nast) and Kenneth Cukier (The Economist) join DJA Jury in 2016.
The Data Journalism Awards are welcoming two new members of the jury for 2016: Wolfgang Blau from Condé Nast International as well as Kenneth Cukier from The Economist.
You can find a list of all jury members here.
This year, you also get to choose which category you’d like to be in. See below the full list to choose from.
DJA 2016 Jury
Professor of Visualisation
University of Miami
Angelica Peralta Ramos
multimedia development manager and data project manager
Executive Editor of Digital
The Monday Note & Les Echos (former Head of Digital)
Founder & Editor
Data Journalist and Consultant
Senior Editor, Data & Interactives
The Chronicle of Higher Education/Philanthropy
Publisher & CEO
African Eye News Service
Researcher & Managing Director of the Digital Methods Initiative
University of Amsterdam
Interactive and Animation Director
Media Development Investment Fund
Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Vice President, Communications Europe, Middle East and Africa
Executive Editor, Editorial Operations, Data & Innovation
Director of Journalism
Google News Lab
Journalist, professor of journalism
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism of Arizona
Chief Digital Officer
Condé Nast International
DJA 2016 Categories
Here is the full list of categories for the DJA 2016 competition:
- 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
- Open Data
- Best Use of Data in a Breaking News Story (within first 36 hours)
- General Excellence Award (Jury’s Choice)
- Public Choice Award
Read more about the DJA categories and prizes here.
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The DJA Newsletter
Receive all the latest news on data journalism and info on the Data Journalism Awards 2016 from GEN's bi-monthly DJA newsletter curated by data journalism expert, Marianne Bouchart.