The Shortlist: Unusual

Where Play Doh, carbs, data theater & long-distance love stories come together & creativity knows no bounds... read on for more Shortlisted entires in our 'Unusual' category.



By Stephan Schakulat, Mathias Foot, Janna Nikoleit & Franziska Rast


It's Carb Country

By Francesca Morini


The Long Run

By Will Stahl-Timmins, Tom Chambers, Theo Papatheodorou & Jesse Wolpert at The BMJ



By Moritz Stefaner, Dominikus Baur, Christian Laesser, David Bihanic, Catherine Jaffeux & Benoit Franqueville


The Hairs of Your Head Are Numbered

By Chris Kondek, Christiane Kühl, Doris Dziersk, Hannes Strobl, Phillip Hohenwarter, Ruth Stofer, Anna O., Grzegorz Zając, Kim Albrecht, Maria Rößler, Marc Zeuske, Katja Kettner, Clara Romstedt, Sarai Feuerherdt, Joséphine Evrard, Chris Kondek, Christiane Kühl, Maximilian Gotzler, Prof. Dr. Steffen Mau & Stephan Tuchscherer


Stats Against the Odds

By Alexander Suchy


One Year of Visual Narratives. Visualizing Cultural, Current and Social Topics for La Lettura

By Federica Fragapane & Francesco Majno



By Amy Cesal


Psychical Diagram - Interventions In Public Space

By Roni Levit


WonderNet - The Physicality of Networks

By Mauro Martino, Alice Grishchenko, Nima Dehmami, Hendrik Strobelt & Albert-László Barabási


:: 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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