Introducing the 2019 Judges
Our judging panel spans the huge thematic breadth of our Shortlist... from data science, to performance art & sports commentary. Stay tuned for our Meet the Judges series, where we detail the mind-blowing achievements of this elite crew. While you wait, here's the 2019 judge roster in full.
Kim Albrecht | Germany | Previous Gold winner with "Science Paths," 2017. Visual researcher & information designer at metaLAB at Harvard.
Alex Stewart | United Kingdom | Head of Commercial at Tifo Football YouTube Channel.
Silvia Marcon | France | Head of the Chair's Office at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.
Jerome Cukier | United States | Senior software engineer on Uber’s visualization team.
Rosemary Ajayi | Nigeria | Research director at Digital Africa Research Lab.
Nigel Hawtin | United Kingdom | Information designer & illustrator at NigelHawtin.com
Nadieh Bremer | Netherlands | Previous gold winner with "Bussed Out," 2018. Freelance data visualization designer with Visual Cinnamon.
Alessandro Zotta | Italy | Dataviz designer at Accurat, previous gold winner with "On Their Way," 2017.
Paola Dada | Mexico | Data Interpreter for a social & market research agency, Bitacora Social.
Sam Leon | United Kingdom | Data journalist at Global Witness NGO.
Alia Chughtai | Pakistan | Senior Producer at Al Jazeera English.
Rachel Mills | United Kingdom | Founder, RML - literary agency dedicated to positive change.
Alberto Cairo | United States | Previous gold winner with "Rhythm of Food," 2017. Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami.
Anna Powell Smith | United Kingdom | CPO, Flourish
Jan Diehm | United States | Journalist-Engineer at The Pudding, previous winner with "Women's Pockets Are Inferior," 2018.
Simon Kuestenmacher | Australia | Director of Research, The Demographics Group.
Emma Prest | United Kingdom | Chief Technology Officer at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project.
Bronwen Robertson | United Kingdom | Co-founder of DATA4CHANGE, previous winner with "Beyond Bytes," 2014.
Karin Schwandt | Netherlands | Information Designer & founder at Schwandt Information Design.
Stefanie Posavec | United Kingdom | Designer & artist, previous Most Beautiful winner with "Dear Data," 2015.
Rachel Salvidge | United Kingdom | Deputy editor at The ENDS Report.
Jan Willem Tulp | Netherlands | Previous winner with "How Many Trees," 2015. Founder of TULP Interactive.
Andrea Limjoco | Sweden, UK, US | Lead Product Designer at Spotify.
Paolo Ciccuarelli | United States | Professor of Design at Northeastern University, previously with DensityDesign Research Lab, Best Studio winner in 2017.
Emma Whitehead | United Kingdom | Creative Director, Kantar.
Moritz Stefaner | Germany | Independent designer, consultant and researcher & Truth & Beauty operator. Previous gold winner with "Data Cuisine," 2016.
Amanda Makulec | United States | Data Visualization Lead at Excella.
Shirley Wu | United States | Previous gold winner with "Bussed Out," 2018. Dataviz contractor & consultant.
Leng Montgomery | United Kingdom | Diversity & Inclusion Executive, Cushman & Wakefield.
Emily Grossman | United Kingdom | Science writer, public speaker & TV personality.
Aleksey Novichkov | Russia | Head of TASS infographics studio, previous gold winner with "1812," 2017.
Neil Richards | United Kingdom | Knowledge Director at Data Visualization Society.
Max Roser | United Kingdom | Founder and program director at Our World In Data.
Alasdair Rae | United Kingdom | Urban Planner at University of Sheffield, Maps, Stats n' Pix.
Kuhu Gupta | United States | Visual Storyteller & Master's student at Georgia Tech.
Chrys Wu | United States | Consultant and founder at Hacks/Hackers.
Abby Covert | United States | Senior staff information architect at Etsy.
Renee Parilak Teate | United States | Director of Data Science at HelioCampus.
Shan He | United States | Senior data visualization engineer at Uber, previous winner with "Kepler.gl," 2018.
Sisi Wei | United States | Investigative journalist, designer and developer at ProPublica.
Amanda Montañez | United States | Graphics editor & content writer at Scientific American.
Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic | United States | Best-selling author & CEO of Storytelling with Data.
Giorgia Lupi | United States | Information designer and partner at Pentagram, previous Most Beautiful winner with "Dear Data," 2015.
Kavindya Thennakoon | United States | Head of Strategy & Co-founder of Without Borders.
David Bizarro | United States | Director, actor & puppeteer, clients including The Jim Henson Company & The Flaming Lips.
Franklin Leonard | United States | Founder & CEO of influential Hollywood screenplay survey The Black List.
Tariq Khokhar | United States | Chief Data Scientist at Rockefeller Foundation.
Russell Goldenberg | United States | Editor at The Pudding, previous gold winner with "The Unlikely Odds," 2017.
Neil Paine | United States | Data & sports analytics at FiveThirtyEight.
Amanda Ward | United States | Data Designer & Communications Director at Data Viz Society.
Julia Wolfe | United States | Visual Journalist at FiveThirtyEight.