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DJA 2016 Categories & Prizes

The Data Journalism Awards 2016 will be awarding a 1,000€ prize to each of the twelve categories below. 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.

1. Data visualisation of the year (large newsroom). Best interactive or static visualisation based on data by a newsroom/team of more than 25 editorial staff. 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. 1,000€ Prize

2. Data visualisation of the year (small newsroom). Best interactive or static visualisation based on data by a newsroom/team of less than 25 editorial staff. 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. 1,000€ Prize

3. Investigation of the year (large newsroom). 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 by a newsroom/team of more than 25 editorial staff. A maximum of five elements – stories and data presentations – per entry. 1,000€ Prize

4. Investigation of the year (small newsroom). 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 by a newsroom/team of less than 25 editorial staff. A maximum of five elements – stories and data presentations – per entry. 1,000€ Prize

5. News data app of the year (large newsroom). Best data journalism application by a newsroom/team of more than 25 editorial staff. 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. 1,000€ Prize.

6. News data app of the year (small newsroom). Best data journalism application by a newsroom/team of less than 25 editorial staff. 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. 1,000€ Prize.

7. Data journalism website of the year. Best data-based journalism website, based on quality of content, frequency and variety of subjects covered. A maximum of ten examples per entry. 1,000€ Prize

8. Best individual portfolio. Based on quality of content, frequency and variety of subjects covered. A maximum of ten examples per entry. 1,000€ Prize

9. Best use of data in a breaking news story, within first 36 hours. Best data-based journalism around a breaking news story within the first hours of the story breaking. Based on quality of content, frequency and variety of subjects covered. 1,000€ Prize

10. Open data award. Using freedom of information and/or other levers to make crucial databases open and accessible for re-use and for creating data-based stories. 1,000€ Prize

11. General excellence (Jurors’ Choice). An entry of high excellence not otherwise honored in this competition. 1,000€ Prize

12. Public choice. An entry of high excellence selected by the public. 1,000€ Prize.

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