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Data Journalism Awards 2015

Submissions are now open for the Data Journalism Awards 2015! We received 520 submissions in 2014 and we hope to beat our record this year.

What’s new this season?

  • We have introduced new categories to recognise the development and innovation in data journalism. A Public's Choice prize will also be awarded. 
  • Submissions will be reviewed monthly by a pre-jury. Five to ten projects per month will be shortlisted and submitted to the jury in April 2015.
  • A monthly newsletter, with the best work in data journalism, curated by Simon Rogers. You can see the latest edition here, and register here.
  • The fourth annual Data Journalism Awards will culminate with the DJA Ceremony to showcase the best of data journalism worldwide. Don't miss this event to be held on 18 June 2015 during the GEN Summit in Barcelona. 

The deadline for submissions is Friday 10 April 2015, but don't wait until the last minute: the best projects will be shortlisted each month, giving you a better chance to be selected!

Submission Instructions

You will submit your project on our new platform, the GEN Community. This recently launched community already has over 1,000 media innovators and over 350 projects to discover. To submit your project you will need 10-15 minutes.

If you have not yet signed up for the GEN Community, please create a profile, go to ‘Submit a Project’, select the 'DJA 2015' category and fill in the project form. The GEN community is free to join.

If you already have a profile, please log in, go to ‘Submit a Project’, select the 'DJA 2015' category and fill in the project form.

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.

The pre-jury will assign each project to the category they see fit.

Be careful, if you aim for the personal portfolio category, your submission should be presented as one entry with a general description covering all projects within the entry.

To provide more detailed information about your portfolio projects you can use different fields (URLs, videos, embedded documents, additional files). 

Discover the DJA 2014 Ceremony in Video


Click to play with the 2014 DJA infographic (by Infographic (1)

See the 75 Finalists

Click here to see the shortlist for the DJA 2014

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Google Transparent

Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google has packed a lot into a relatively young life. Since Google was founded in 1998, the company has grown to serve hundreds of thousands of users and customers around the world.

Knight Transparent

Journalism & Media Innovation: Knight Foundation aims to help sustain democracy by leading journalism to its best possible future in the 21st century. The foundation focuses on funding Media Innovation, Journalistic Excellence, Freedom of Expression.

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