2018 Awards Categories
Two brand new categories in this year's Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. Which will you enter?
Gold ($1,000), Silver ($500) and Bronze ($250) in each of the following categories:
Arts, Entertainment & Culture; Breaking News (NEW!); Leisure, Games & Sport; Maps, Places & Spaces; People, Language & Identity; Politics & Global; Humanitarian; Unusual; Science & Technology; Visualization & Information Design (NEW!)
Special Award Categories (at judges' discretion)
$1,000 in each of the following: Best Non-English Language, Best Studio, Best Individual, Rising Star, Visitors' Vote
$5,000 ultimate prize: Most Beautiful
Public Entry Categories
Honouring the best in dataviz, infographics, interactives and more, these categories offer prizes of USD $1000 (Gold); $500 (Silver) and $250 (Bronze). Judging is by a combination of our 30+ panel of experts representing each category as well as numerous dataviz gurus, aided by a public vote for our community of 300,000.
Arts, Entertainment & Culture
About culture created for audiences, including art, music, film, theatre, dance and literature, plus history, food etc. eg 2017 winner:
The Unlikely Odds of Making it Big by The Pudding
(NEW category for 2018)
For breaking news stories and published to a tight deadline (max 72 hours) - in your entry please describe the context of the story and how long the piece took from commission to publication. Similar to last year's Current Affairs entries, eg:
The Electoral College misrepresents every state, but not as much as you may think by Denise Lu, Washington Post.
NB: General news and current affairs entries will be rolled into other categories this year.
Leisure, Games & Sport
About sport, hobbies, games & leisure pursuits, including hobbies such as eating, making music and painting, eg 2017 winner
NYC Foodiverse by Will Su
Maps, Places & Spaces
About the natural or built environment, or any map / dashboard / visual that doesn't fit into other categories, eg 2017 winner
1812: When Napoleon Ventured East - by TASS Russian News Agency
People, Language & Identity
About people, worlds, language, personal or cultural data and the quantified self, eg 2017 winner
Women Farmers in the Loneliness of Onion Fields by Agnès Stienne, VisionsCarto
Politics & Global
About society, politics, global, financial or economic issues, eg 2017 winner
Those Who Did Not Cross - by Levi Westerveld
Science & Technology
About science, technology, medicine and health, eg 2017 winner
Nutrition Label - by Vivek Menon
(part of Global, Politics & Humanitarian in 2017)
About aid and charity. eg. 2017 winner
Viz for Social Good by Chloe Tseng
Visualization & Information Design
(NEW category for 2018)
Meta stuff looking at the dataviz community itself, or offering guides on charts & graphics. eg 2017 shortlister
Flourish by Duncan Clark, Robin Houston and team
Can't find a category that matches your work? Enter it here. Please note that our team may reallocate some entries. eg. 2017 winner
Forma Fluens by Mauro Martino
Special Prizes for 2018:
- Best Non-English language (USD $1k)
- Best Studio (USD $1k)
- Best Individual (USD $1k)
- Rising Star (USD $1k)
- Visitor's vote (USD $1k)
After a hiatus in 2017, this year we are reinstating the Most Beautiful prize. USD $5000 goes to the judges' favourite entry across the entire Awards - which in 2016 was won by Spies in the Skies by Peter Aldhous and Charles Seife...
....and in 2015 was Dear Data by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec.
Now it's your turn
Entries close Friday 14 September, 11.59pm PST.