Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2015

Welcome to our global awards, celebrating awesomeness in data-visualization and infographics. Now in our fourth year!

With over $30,000 in prizes, 14 categories, and nearly 40 illustrious judges, we're here to exhibit and honour what looks like another vintage year in the data-visualisation scene.

We’ve remixed the format for 2015. Biggest change: the majority of longlist entries will now be nominated by our judges and you, our beloved visitors. Just fill the nomination form with any great dataviz you’ve spotted this year  Or tweet a link anytime with hashtag #iibawards. Any work created from May 2014 onwards can be considered for entry.

Nominate now!

Nominated entries will be joined by those from the commercial sector - agencies, studios, businesses - who have special paid entry categories. All will be considered alike by our esteemed panel of judges. 

Closing date is: 30th October 2015 Midnight PST

Good luck!

David McCandless, Sep 2015

  • Work can be nominated in 9 categories:

    • Data Visualization - a singular visualisation of data
    • Infographic - a series of data-visualizations along a story or theme
    • Interactive Visualization 
    • Motion Infographic 
    • Free Tool - any tool or library that’s free to use
    • Dataviz Website - what’s your favourite website to see new work?
    • Data Journalism - running text, visualisations and other media combined to tell a story
    • Dataviz Project - a collection of multiple visualisations in project or book form
    • Mini-visualization - a small graph or chart that says a lot

    Judges nominations and consensus from our visitors form the longlist.

    Visit the nomination form.

    Please note: No work that was entered into the awards in 2012 -2014 can be re-entered.



  • Commercial entities - professional studios, agencies and commercial non-media businesses - have a set of special awards which are pay-to-enter.

    The fee is $100 per entry.



    Before you enter, please make sure you have the following to hand:

    • Working web link and/or image file ready to upload
    • Full name credits of all creators
    • Description of work (max 500 words)
    • Payment details (Credit / Debit Card via PayPal)

    If you would like to enter and pay via invoice, please email  to arrange.


  • Judges will be announced over the next few months.

    Longlists and shortlists will be showcased on the awards site.

    You, the dataviz community, will be asked to vote on your favorite piece of work in each category.

    Your votes and the votes of our judges will then decide who is drenched in glory and crowned the winners!

    2015 Timeline

    31st October - entries close (midnight PST)

    5th Nov - Long list published

    16th Nov - Shortlist published

    2nd Dec - Winners announced

    All shortlisted entrants will be invited to a rather nice party in London, England in December to find out the winners.

    Judging Criteria

    Submitted pieces will be evaluated across a range of criteria:

    • Strength of idea / proposition
    • Angle
    • Information / data quality
    • Usefulness
    • Revelation
    • Execution
    • Ease of use
    • Beauty
    • Originality
    • Style
    • Design
    • Flair / Creative touch
    • Originality
  • Category Awards

    We award a bronze, silver and gold prize in each category:

    • Bronze – $500
    • Silver – $1,000
    • Gold – $1,500

    Special awards

    • Best Team – $1,000
    • Best Individual Contribution Award – $1,000
    • Student Award – $1,000
    • Community Award – $1,000
    • Most Beautiful Award – $5,000
  • format

    Web work should be at least 1024 pixels wide at a minimum of 72dpi. Everything else should ideally be 2048px wide at 300dpi.

    If you are submitting a URL please ensure that it will be live until at least 2nd November 2015 when the awards ceremony is hosted in London.

    foreign language

    If your entry is in another language please submit the original foreign language entry and send us a translation via email to, making sure to include your name and entry details.


    Confused, baffled, not sure which category to enter… get in touch with us and we’ll do our very best to help: