Information is Beautiful Awards 2019: The Winners

Let's raise a glass to dataviz that pushes boundaries, illuminates truth, and celebrates beauty. Thank you to everyone who joined us on the Information is Beautiful Awards journey this year - now see which entries took home trophies at tonight's spectacular ceremony.


Arts, Entertainment & Culture

GOLD WINNER: Codex Atlanticus by The Visual Agency

SILVER WINNER: The History Of The Forbidden City: A Visual Explainer by South China Morning Post

BRONZE WINNER: How God Has Spoken: Before And After The Silence by Karen Sawrey


News & Current Affairs

GOLD WINNER: How Kerala’s Dams Failed To Prevent Catastrophe by Reuters

SILVER WINNER: What People In Switzerland Worry About by SRF Data

BRONZE WINNER (joint): Rich School, Poor School: Australia’s Great Education Divide by ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

BRONZE WINNER (joint): Ahead Of the Fire by USA Today


Leisure, Games & Sport

GOLD WINNER: Live BMX Data Visualization by CLEVER°FRANKE

SILVER WINNER: Legends, One-Club Men And Journeymen by Fútbolismo

BRONZE WINNER: The Irregular Outfields Of Baseball by The Data Face


Maps, Places & Spaces

GOLD WINNER: Earth At Night, Mountains Of Light by Jacob Wasilkowski

SILVER WINNER: Mercator. It’s A Flat, Flat World by TASS Russian News Agency

BRONZE WINNER: OneSoil by OneSoil


People, Language & Identity

GOLD WINNER: A View On Despair by Sonja Kuijpers at Studio Terp

SILVER WINNER: She Said More by Dr Cath Sleeman and Nesta

BRONZE WINNER: Going Gray by Simon Scarr & team for Reuters


Politics & Global

GOLD WINNER: 10 Years On by Weiyi Cai & team at Reuters

SILVER WINNER: The Millions Who Left by Zeit Online

BRONZE WINNER: Social Credit System: Breathing Scores? by Sara Dalla Rosa & team at Density Design Research Lab


Science & Technology

GOLD WINNER: Explore the Ocean – Interactive Scientific Poster by Science Communication Lab

SILVER WINNER: Drowning in Plastic: Visualising The World’s Addiction To Plastic Bottles by Simon Scarr & team for Reuters

BRONZE WINNER: A Visual Introduction To Machine Learning—Part II: Model Tuning And The Bias-Variance Tradeoff by Stephanie Yee & Tony Chufor R2D3



GOLD WINNER: Starbucks Data Wall Experience by Accurat

SILVER WINNER (joint): Commute by Dataveyes

SILVER WINNER (joint): Wedding Data Viz: How We Designed For Feelings by Amy Cesal and Zander Furnas

BRONZE WINNER: IBM Technology Garden by Variable



GOLD WINNER: The Invisible Crime: Are We Failing Victims Of Sexual Violence? by Nicole Precel & team for The Sydney Morning Herald

SILVER WINNER: China's Muslim Gulag: Turning The Desert Into Detention Camps by Simon Scarr & team for Reuters

BRONZE WINNER: 3,121 Desperate Journeys: Exposing A Week Of Chaos Under Trump's Zero Tolerance by Sam Morris & team for The Guardian


Visualization & Information Design

GOLD WINNER: Market Cafe Magazine - A Zine About Data Visualization by Market Café Mag

SILVER WINNER: Plot Parade by Krisztina Szucs

BRONZE WINNER: by Ilya Boyandin


Non-English Language

Simulation Shows Which Children Are Adopted (And Which Are Not) In Brazil by Vinicius Sueiro & team, Estadão


Community Vote

Tour De Drugs - Data Narrative by Hardik Chandrahas


Impressive Individual

Migration Waves and Plastic Profusion by Alberto Lucas López. As well as his shortlisted works on microplastics and on the ebb and flow of human migration, Alberto has produced a large body of work for National Geographic and other publications.


Rising Star

All the Ways of Winning in Sports by Luke Jaaniste, Ideas Whispering


Outstanding Outfit

Australian Broadcasting Corporation team with multiple high-scoring entries including Rich School, Poor School: Australia’s Great Education Divide.


Student (joint winners)

Cartographers of North Korea by Wonyoung So, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Visualizing The History Of Fugazi by Carni Klirs, Maryland Institute College of Art


Most Beautiful

Explore the Ocean – Interactive Scientific Poster by Science Communication Lab


Many thanks to everyone who entered their outstanding work, our marvelous judging panel, the voting public, and our sponsor Kantar.

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