The Shortlist: People, Language & Identity

See data and design converge in stories that reflect the diversity, strength & whimsy of the human condition - the Shortlisted entries in our 'People, Language & Identity' category run the gamut from explorations of Shangai's marriage market to the inferiority of women's pockets.


What 1.2 million parliamentary speeches can teach us about gender representation

By Matt Daniels (The Pudding), Brian Spurling (50:50 Parliament), Giselle Cory (50:50 Parliament) & Durand D'souza


Even at Shanghai’s ‘Marriage Market,’ it’s Hard to Find a Date

By Liu Chang, Zou Manyun, Shi Yangkun, Katherine Tse, Kevin Schoenmakers, Lu Yan, Hannah Lund, Jessica Levine, Zou Manyun, Lü Yan, Shen Yining, Wang Jiwei, Wang Yiyun, Shen Yining, Zhang Qiuhong, Du Haiyan, Fu Xiaofan & Wang Yasai - with Sixth Tone & The Paper


Simulated Dendrochronology of U.S. Immigration 1790-2016

By Pedro M. Cruz, John Wihbey, Avni Ghael & Felipe Shibuya - with National Geographic & Northeastern University


Casting Shakespeare

By Eric Lin


Beyond Modern Borders

By Marco Hernandez


Oct 26, the day women start working for free

By Xaquín González Veira, Washington Post


Figures in the Sky

By Nadieh Bremer


Women's Pockets are Inferior

By Jan Diehm & Amber Thomas at The Pudding


Forms of Attraction

By Emily Chu at Parsons School of Design



By Lucia Kocincova & Valentina D'Efilippo


The Next Bechdel Test

By Walt Hickey, Ella Koeze, Rachael Dottle & Gus Wezerek at FiveThirtyEight


:: See the Full 2018 Shortlist


Discover each category:

Arts, Entertainment & Culture

Breaking News


Leisure, Games & Sport

Maps, Places & Spaces

People, Language & Identity

Politics & Global

Visualization & Information Design

Science & Technology



I'm shortlisted - what happens next?

We've emailed all shortlisted entrants with next steps including invites to the NYC ceremony, taking place the evening of Tuesday, 4th December. 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

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:: Browse the 2018 Longlist & Shortlist

:: See the 2017 winners 

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