The Information is Beautiful Awards has been celebrating excellence & beauty in data visualization, infographics, interactives &  information art for eight years.

After a two-year hiatus, the awards are returning for 2022 and will be presented by the Data Visualization Society (DVS).

About the awards

Every year, hundreds of visualizations are submitted to the Awards. Our judges review each entrant for how well it suits the medium (infographic, interactive, data visualization and more) & how well it illuminates the topic: Arts, Entertainment & Culture, Current Affairs & Politics, Places, Spaces & Environment, People, Language & Identity, Science, Technology & Health, Humanitarian, Leisure, Games & Sport, and Unusual.

This year for 2022, we’re excited to bring back many of the categories folks know and love, and to add and update categories with the goal that any data visualization practitioner can see an opportunity to submit their work for consideration for an award. The new categories are Business Analytics and an annual special theme, which for 2022 will be COVID-19 visualizations. Read more about new and updated categories here!

How it’s possible

The Awards were set up in 2012 by David McCandless, journalist and datavisualizer of Information is Beautiful, in collaboration with Aziz Cami, the then Creative Director at Kantar. The awards went on hiatus for 2020 and 2021 due to the global pandemic and have been relaunched in 2022 under the leadership of the Data Visualization Society.

The Awards are judged by a panel of experts & a public vote. It's open to creators from across the spectrum - rising stars, students, individual practitioners, established studios, media brands, NGOs and more.

All longlisted entrants get featured on the showcase section of this site; all those shortlisted get a free pair of tickets to our fun & extravagant awards ceremony at the end of the year.

Be inspired by the creativity of our winners. In addition to cash prizes, trophies and extensive media coverage, previous winners have gone on to gain book deals, art exhibitions, investment for their projects and fancy jobs at hot startups.

About the Data Visualization Society

The Data Visualization Society fosters a community where every member benefits from resources that support growth, refinement, and expansion of data visualization knowledge regardless of expertise level. Learn more about our mission and our membership.


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