Delve into the 2018 Shortlist

The 2018 Information is Beautiful Awards Shortlist represents the best of the best in dramatic data deep-dives, curiously compelling code-wrangling and intrepid infographics.

This year, around 100 shortlisted entries across 10 categories illuminate topics as dark as space & gun culture... while leaving room to digest tasty topics like pasta, puppies and The Big Lebowski.

Soak up the visual tremendousness and vote for your favourite in each category.

:: See the 2018 Shortlist


How to vote

  • Hit the grey "VOTE" button on the right
  • You can only vote once in each category
  • once you’ve voted that’s it - you can't change your mind
  • voting closes Fri 19th Oct 11.59pm (PST)

Find out what the experts look for in great visualizations

All shortlistees get a pair of free tickets to our New York ceremony.

The public vote gets added to the decisions from our 40+ panel of expert judges. Each category has three prizes - gold ($1,000), silver ($500) and bronze ($250) - plus numerous special awards. All winners receive a trophy.


I'm shortlisted - what happens next?

Share your entry with your social media contacts and encourage them to vote, adding the hashtag #iibawards. Include an image of your work & mention our Twitter (@infobeautyaward) or Facebook & we'll try to RT and share as much as we can. 

We'll be emailing all shortlistees with next steps including invites to the NYC ceremony evening of Tues 4th Dec. If you're shortlisted but haven't heard from us by 11.59 (PST) Fri 12 Oct, it's probably because we don't have up-to-date contacts for you – so drop us a line

Not shortlisted but want to find out the results live - and brush shoulders with the winners - at the NYC ceremony? We’re making available a limited number of tickets (including canapés and a welcoming drink) - book here

Want us to change the image / text / credit / link? Have other questions? Check the housekeeping notes here before emailing us with your query.


:: Browse the 2018 Longlist & Shortlist

:: See the 2017 winners 


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