Sigma Awards 2024 for Data Journalism ($5,000 cash prize)

Deadline: January 17, 2023

Applications are open for the Sigma Awards 2024 for Data Journalism. The Sigma Awards celebrates the best data journalism from around the world. It’s also here to empower, elevate and enlighten the global community of data journalists.

They will like to see:

  • Great data collection and analysis in the service of journalism, ideally shining a light on facts and issues of public interest that would otherwise not be known;
  • Great storytelling and engagement with strong visual and interactive elements of (ideally) that kind of reporting;
  • Great public service, either in reporting/analysis of key issues or in terms of empowering communities to discover important information for themselves;
  • Great innovative ideas that will likely move the field forward.

Award

  • A US$5,000 cash prize is available.

Eligibility

  • Entries must be for work published in calendar year 2023 (between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023).
  • Applicants can enter as many projects as they want.
  • Entries have to specify if they qualify as a large or a small newsroom or as an individual, where applicable. Small newsrooms are defined as those with 35 or fewer journalists (including regular freelancers/contractors), or equivalent (eg, two half-time freelancers count as one person.)
  • Organizations that do not qualify under this definition but who believe they belong in the small newsroom category may petition for an exception by sending a letter from the editor-in-chief explaining his or her rationale to Marianne Bouchart, executive director at [email protected].
  • Collaborative work has to be entered as a large newsroom.
  • Entering organizations grant The Sigma Awards the right to use their material in their entry, including the organization’s name and logo, on The Sigma Awards website and other marketing material around the awards.

Application

2023 has been another special year for all members of the data journalism community, and they expect to receive a large number of entries tackling the ongoing conflicts in Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Gaza, and other parts of the world. However, they would like to specify that all data journalism projects, regardless of their topics, can be entered into the competition.

For more information, visit Sigma Awards.