Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017

Fri 22 SEP, UPDATE: Showcase now open in the 2017 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. Entries now closed.

The Awards celebrates awesomeness in data-visualization & infographics across the world. 

The Showcase represents all entered works - 50% more than last year, and more than ever before.

This year we've retooled categories by subject. So whether the piece an infographic or an interactive, our judges will be testing how well the piece illuminates the topic: Arts, Current Affairs, Corporate, Environments, Humanitarian, Science, Sports - and for anything else: Unusual. Read more about the 2017 categories.

In addition to the 2017 showcase, browse all shortlists, longlists and winners dating back to 2012.

Next stage is the Longlist on Tues 3 Oct. Follow our Twitter account, our Facebook page or join our low-volume email list for details to be alerted when the Longlist hits.

2017 dates

Entry period opened Weds 31 May 

Entry deadline closed Fri 15 Sep, 11:59pm PST

Showcase announced Fri 22 Sep

Longlist announced Tues 3 Oct

Shortlist announced & public voting opens Tues 17 Oct

Voting closes Fri 27 Oct, 11:59pm PST

London ceremony & winners announced Tues 28 Nov 2017

Explore the magnificent 2016 winners and explore our showcase of previous years. 

About the Awards

Offering over $20,000 in prizes across 8 brand new subject-based categories, The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards is decided by a judging panel of leading experts in their fields and a massive public vote from our community of 300,000. Our raison d'etre is to bring dataviz into the mainstream, meaning shortlistees get inclusion in our exhibitions in London & New York, a pair of free tickets for the London party and (for the winners) a feature spot on

Aside from the trophies and the cash, successful winners have gained all sorts of side benefits - like new clients, jobs at hot startups and book deals. 

Any questions?

Please contact and we'll do our best to help.

  • 2017 fees:

    Agencies / Studios / Brands / Companies (3+ team members) USD $200 per piece entered

    Media Outlets / NGOs / Gov't / Education USD $100 per piece entered

    Solo Practitioners / Small Companies (1-3 team members) USD $50 per piece entered

    Students / members of the public whose work has not been professionally commissioned or published - Free 

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

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

    A web link that will stay live until the end of December 2017

    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 who doesn't work professionally

    All entrants agree to our Awards T&Cs

  • This year entries will be open for infographics, data visualizations, data journalism, maps, interactives, information art / design & any data-centric video, animation, app, site, software, artwork or sculpture on these subjects:

    Arts, Entertainment & Pop Culture - graphics inspired by music, film, theatre, dance, literature or any artistic/cultural/creative pursuit

    Current Affairs & Politics - pieces on current affairs, society, politics, finance or economics

    Corporate / Retail / Brands - anything about or created for brands & companies

    Environments & Maps - images about the natural or built environment, or any map that doesn't fit into other categories

    Humanitarian / Global - graphics on human welfare, aid, charity/NGOs, global issues & disasters

    Science & Technology - works exploring technology, science, medicine or health

    Sports & Games - graphics about sports, hobbies, games & leisure activities

    Unusual - Can't find a category that matches your work? Enter it here. Please note that our team may reallocate some entries

    Our judges will award the following Special Prizes:

    Non-English; Best Studio; Best Individual; Rising Star


    In addition to the 2017 showcase, browse all shortlists, longlists and winners dating back to 2012.

    Read more about the 2017 categories