2016 - The Winners

This year’s entries were outstanding, resulting in some of the most creative winners across five years of the Awards. 


Data Visualization

GOLD ($1,000) Earth Temperature Timeline by Randall Munroe of XKCD (USA)

SILVER ($500) Project Ukko - Seasonal Wind Predictions by Moritz Stefaner (Germany)

BRONZE ($250) Gun Deaths in America by Ben Casselman, Matthew Conlen, Reuben Fischer-Baum for FiveThirtyEight (USA)

HONOURABLE MENTION Income Inequality in LA & Chicago by Herwig Scherabon (UK)



GOLD ($1,000) The Missing Migrants Map by Valerio Pellegrini & Michele Mauri (Italy)

SILVER ($500) by Martin Panchaud (Switzerland)

BRONZE ($250) The Chart of Cosmic Exploration by PopChart Lab (USA)


Dataviz Project

GOLD ($1,000) Data Cuisine by Moritz Stefaner & Susanne Jaschko (Germany)

SILVER ($500) Roads to Rome by Benedikt Groß, Philipp Schmitt & Raphael Reimann for Moovel Lab (Germany)

BRONZE ($250) PhotoViz by Nicholas Felton (USA)

HONOURABLE MENTION Makeover Monday by Andy Cotgreave & Andy Kriebel (UK)

HONOURABLE MENTION Objektivno by Dnevnik (Slovenia)


Data Journalism

GOLD ($1,000) Spies in the Skies by Peter Aldhous & Charles Seife for Buzzfeed  (USA)

SILVER ($500) Science Isn't Broken by Christie Aschwanden & Ritchie King for FiveThirtyEight (USA)

BRONZE (tied - $250) Film Dialogue by Hanah Anderson & Matt Daniels for Polygraph (USA)

BRONZE (tied - $250) Crime in Context by Gabriel Dance & Tom Meagher for The Marshall Project (USA)

HONOURABLE MENTION The Math of Mass Shootings by Bonnie Berkowitz, Lazaro Gamio, Denise Lu, Kevin Uhrmacher, Todd Lindeman for The Washington Post (USA)



GOLD ($1,000) by Duncan Clark & Robin Houston at Kiln; data from UCL (UK)

SILVER (tied - $500) What’s Your Pay Gap? by Lam Thuy Vo, Jessica Ma & Paul Overberg for The Wall Street Journal (USA)

SILVER (tied - $500) Evolution of Music Taste by Polygraph (USA)

BRONZE (tied - $250) Who Marries Whom? by Adam Pearce & Dorothy Gambrell for Bloomberg (USA)

BRONZE (tied - $250) The Network Behind the Cosmic Web by Kim Albrecht (USA)

HONOURABLE MENTION Neural Network Playground by Daniel Smilkov & Shan Carter for TensorFlow (USA)


Dataviz Website

GOLD ($1,000) Flowing Data by Nathan Yau (USA)

SILVER ($500) Visualising Data by Andy Kirk (UK)

BRONZE ($250) Visualoop by (USA)


Commercial/biz Project

GOLD ($1,000) Data USA by Datawheel, Deloitte & Macro Connections (USA)

SILVER ($500) News Explorer by IBM Watson (USA)

BRONZE (tied - $250) Animated Infographic Microsite on E-commerce by YAAY for Swiss Post  (Switzerland)

BRONZE (tied - $250) Educational Pathways by Christine Zimmermann & Barbara Hahn (Switzerland)


Studio of the Year

Polygraph for works including Film Dialogue & Evolution of Music Taste (USA)


Outstanding Team

GOLD ($1,000) FiveThirtyEight for works including 2016 Election Forecast (USA)

SILVER ($500) Bloomberg for works including Who Marries Whom? (USA)

BRONZE (tied - $250) Guardian for works including The Dark Side of Guardian Comments (UK)

BRONZE (tied - $250) Quartz for works including Explore the complicated network of allies and enemies in Syria’s civil war (USA)


Community Awards

GOLD ($1,000) The Sum of the Parts by Alberto Lucas López (USA)

SILVER ($500) WTFViz by Drew Skau (USA)

BRONZE ($250) Toronto Symphony Orchestra Listening Guide by Hannah Chan-Hartley (Canada)


Outstanding Individual

Moritz Stefaner for works including Project UKKO - Seasonal Wind Predictions for the Energy Sector (Germany)


Rising Star

Will Stahl-Timmins for works including The BMJ Infographics (UK)

Nadieh Bremer for works including Olympic Feathers (The Netherlands)


Student Awards

GOLD ($1000) Herwig Scherabon for works including Income Equality in LA & Chicago (USA)

SILVER ($500) Pei Ye Le for Garbage Sorting Recycling Figure (China)

BRONZE (tied - $250) Janet Chan for The Printing Press & Type Foundries (USA)

BRONZE (tied - $250) Cordelia Morales Trevino & Gabriela Gonzalez-Rubio Gutierrez for Atlas de México (Mexico)


Best Non-English Language ($1000)

Terre Urbaine by BiG (France)


Most Beautiful ($5000)

Spies in the Skies by Peter Aldhous & Charles Seife for Buzzfeed (USA)


Many thanks to our beloved sponsor Kantar; the judges and the voting public; and the entire dataviz community for entering such terrific work.

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