Information is Beautiful Awards 2023: The Winners

This past weekend, we welcomed over 150 attendees for two days filled with data visualization inspiration and celebrations. 

The Day of Inspiration mini conference on Friday covered topics ranging from what a career in data viz looks like to communicating water quality data through sonic vibrations to questioning our data culture. Rest assured that if you missed some of the talks or want to revisit any of them, all talks have been recorded and will be uploaded to the DVS YouTube channel in the coming months. Make sure you’re following DVS on X (formerly Twitter)LinkedIn, and subscribed to the DVS newsletter (by joining as a member) so you know when they’re available.  

The Awards Ceremony on Saturday revealed 27 category award winners out of 86 finalists and 13 winners across seven Special Awards. Winners traveled and tuned in from different parts of the world to receive their award and join the celebrations. This year, we received a staggering number of 900 submissions from over 50 countries and 485 unique creators; a true testament to the diversity of perspectives and skills from the data visualization community.

We hope you had the chance to attend either by joining in Baltimore, online, or via a local watch party. In case you missed it, you can browse the 2023 winning entries in the showcase.

Below, you’ll find the winners listed for each award:

Arts, Entertainment, and Culture


Gold Winner: Ripple Effect by Dorsey Kaufmann

Silver Winner: Traditional Chinese Color Libraries Browser by Xin Ge

Bronze Winner: Jesus Christ Superstar by Nadezda Andrianova


Business Analytics


Gold Winner: How do we compare? by Lindsey Poulter

Silver Winner: Market Map by Nikita Rokotyan

Bronze Winner: HR Cross Functional Mobility by Jack Hineman


Current Affairs and Politics


Gold Winner:Britain’s shadowy border by CNN

Silver Winner: Die Stadtflucht / The Urban Escape by Zeit

Bronze Winner: North Korea`s missiles by Reuters




Gold Winner: Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2023 by World Bank

Silver Winner: And the Earth shakes by Attila Bátorfy

Bronze Winner: Fentynal is fast, cheap and deadly by Reuters


Leisure, Games, and Sport


Gold Winner: LeBron James has captured the scoring title. We visualized every shot. by USA Today

Silver Winner: Football legend Pele’s greatest achievements by SCMP

Bronze Winner: Screens Of August by Karthikeya GS


People, Language, and Identity


Gold Winner: On Upward Mobility by Aaron Williams and The Pudding Team

Silver Winner: A Woman's World: Creating spaces for joy, leisure, and resistance in South and Southeast Asia by Kontinentalist

Bronze Winner: This is time for us by Helen Greenwood


Places, Spaces, and Environment


Gold Winner:The collapse of insects by Reuters

Silver Winner: The Sounds of CDMX by Aaron ReissOscar Molina Palestina and The Pudding Team

Bronze Winner: Boreal ablaze by Reuters


Science, Technology, and Health


Gold Winner:Turkey`s toxic dust by Reuters

Silver Winner: Journey into sleep by Reuters

Bronze Winner: Wrenching open the black box by Australian Broadcasting Corporation




Gold Winner: Say "Cheese" with your Chart by Weibo Zhou and Evie Huang

Silver Winner: My digital double and me by Lara Macrini

Bronze Winner: 1 dataset 100 visualizations by Ferdio


Rising Star

Gold Winner: Parvathy Arangath

Silver Winner: Stefan Pullen

Bronze Winner: Yi (Eve) Lu


Impressive Individual

Gold Winner: Krisztina Szűcs

Silver Winner: Caprice Carstensen

Bronze Winner: Dea Bankova


Outstanding Studio


Gold Winner: Reuters

Silver Winner: Set Reset

Bronze Winner: The Pudding


Test of Time

Winner: Data Strings by Domestic Data Streamers


Impactful Community Leader

Winner: Duncan Geere


Most Beautiful


Winner: Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2023

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