Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2016

Welcome to the fifth edition of our awards, celebrating awesomeness in data-visualization & infographics across the world.

Offering over $30,000 in prizes across more than 15 categories, The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards is 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...

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 open Tue 28 June 2016 and close Fri 16 Sep, 11.59pm PST.  Shortlist published & public voting opens Tue 27 Sep 2016.

Winners announced at London ceremony on Weds 2 Nov 2016.

Enter your own work or nominate work you've seen

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Whether you're entering your own work or nominating someone else, you'll need to provide the following:

    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

  • Entries and nominations are open in these categories:

    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