Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2016

Entries and voting are now closed in the fifth annual Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards, celebrating awesomeness in data-visualization & infographics across the world.

Follow our Twitter account, our Facebook page or join our low-volume email list for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the London awards ceremony, to be updated when the Longlist, Shortlist & winners are announced, and to see examples of the best work in the Awards.


Key dates: 

Weds 21 Sep - Longlist announced

Tues 27 Sep - Shortlist announced & public voting opens

Tues 12 Oct - voting closed

Weds 2 Nov - London ceremony & winners announced


About the Awards

Offering over $30,000 in prizes across more than 15 categories, The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards will be decided by a 40-strong judging panel of leading dataviz practitioners and a massive public vote from our community of 250,000.

Our raison d'etre is to bring dataviz into the mainstream, meaning huge media exposure for shortlistees, inclusion in our exhibitions in London & New York and (for the winners) a feature spot on

Aside from the trophies, the cash and the free tickets to our lavish London party, successful entrants have gained side benefits from their wins - like new clients or jobs at hot startups. What's more, recognition from international awards looks very good to immigration authorities who grant work visas and green cards. Just saying...


Entries & Nominations now closed, but look like this:

Enter your own work (paid) - Solo practitioners and dataviz creators from any kind of organisation can submit your own work, which guarantees​ you a place in our showcase and a chance for consideration by judges for the longlist. Entry fees below: students may enter for free.

Nominate work you've seen (free) - Members of the public and students may nominate your favourite 2016 dataviz & infographics by other creators - as long as you're not connected to them yourself! Nominations do not guarantee entry but the best will end up in the showcase and could end up winning.

  • Entries and nominations are now closed in these categories. Voting is open on the shortlist page until Tues 11 Oct.

    Data Visualization - A singular static visualisation of data

    Infographic - A series of data-visualizations along a story or theme

    Interactive Visualization - A viz or infographic that users can manipulate, filter, sort etc

    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

    Dataviz Website - What’s your favourite website to see new work?

    Dataviz Tool - Best app to automate the creation of dataviz


    Our judges will award the following Special Prizes:

    Outstanding Team, Outstanding Individual, Rising Star, Student Awards, Best Non-English Language Viz, Commercial Project, Studio of the Year, Community Award

    :: Discover more about the 2016 categories, with examples from last year's winners

  • The following prizes will be available:

    A gold ($1,000), silver ($500) and bronze ($250) for each of the following categories:

    Data visualization, Infographic, Interactive visualization, Data Journalism, Dataviz Project, Dataviz Website, Dataviz Tool, Commercial Project, Studio of the Year and (voted for by the public) Community Award

    One special award ($1,000) for each of the following categories, which are chosen by our judges: Outstanding Team, Outstanding Individual, Rising Star, Student Award, Best Non-English Language Viz.

    The ultimate prize is ($5,000) for the Most Beautiful Award.

    All winners will receive a trophy. Shortlistees will be invited to our Awards Ceremony in London on Weds 2 Nov 2016.

  • Entries & nominations are now closed, but here's what they provided:

    Screenshot / image representing the work / creator you're entering

    A web link that will stay live until the end of December 2016

    Name credits for the work / organisation

    A description of the work / creator (max 500 words.)

    A credit / debit card to pay for your entry - unless you're a student or member of the public nominating someone else's work

    All entrants agree to our Awards T&Cs

  • Agencies / Studios / Brands / Companies (3+ team members)
    USD $100 per piece entered

    Media Outlets / NGOs / Gov't / Education
    USD $50 per piece entered

    Solo Practitioners / Small Companies (1-3 team members)
    USD $25 per piece entered

    Students / Members of the public
    Free - students may enter their own work; members of the public may nominate work by 3rd parties.

    Payments are made online by credit / debit card. We cannot accept payments via other channels.