Revealed: the IIB Awards 2017 Longlist
Congratulations to all who made the Information is Beautiful Awards 2017 Longlist
The Longlist represents the top 50% of entries from our Showcase, covering topics from craft beer to Scrabble; Star Trek to trans people; trolling to yoga. There are interactives, statics, mobile pieces and viz made from chocolate, clay, and vinyl.
A note on categories
A fair chunk of entries explore the current cultural debate over identity. With visualizations looking at gender representation in comics, being vegan, age gap relationships and personality disorders, we decided to create a new category - People, Language & Identity. This encapsulates pieces like 1440 minutes of data which draw upon quantified self or personal info - perhaps inspired by 2015's IIB winner Dear Data?
The Corporate, Retail & Brands category contained fewer contenders, so we redistributed the best corporate entries among other relevant categories.
Explore the impressive talent, with examples from each category, below:
A visual deconstruction of David Bowie’s 1969 track ‘Space Oddity'
Who’s in and who’s out of the Paris agreement, by total greenhouse gas emissions.
The annual emissions from cars in Los Angeles as a big bubble.
13 hundred pieces of tinfoil represent 13000 pieces of man-made residues in Earth’s low orbit
Experience the vitriol unleashed upon four prominent Indian women in a single day.
Artwork showing the use of nuclear reactors from 1950 to 2020
Why is September 15th an important day for cheeseburgers? How did Ariana Grande influence Google searches for donuts in 2015?
Europe’s chocolate consumption displayed in kilograms per person.
Even if you didn't make it to the Longlist, if you paid to enter your piece should be in the 2017 showcase. Note that our team may have changed the category of your work - for example we have added a new People, Language & Identity category and removed Corporate, Retail & Brands. Not seeing your work, or need a change to credit, image or text? Contact us.
What happens next?
The longlist will be boiled down to a shortlist; all shortlistees are invited for free to our London ceremony on Tue 28 Nov.
From Tue 17 Oct the public and our panel of expert judges will vote on the shortlist.
There are three prizes in each category - gold, ($1,000), silver ($500) and bronze ($250) - plus numerous special prizes. All winners receive a trophy.
Thurs 19 Oct - shortlist announced & public voting opens
Fri 27 Oct - voting closes at 11:59 PST
Tues 28 Nov - winners announced at our London ceremony
Feel free to shout if you're longlisted