The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards return for their sixth year to celebrate the world’s best data visualisations, infographics, interactives and information art.
The Awards, founded as a collaboration between data journalist David McCandless, author of Information is Beautiful, and Kantar, highlight the role of infographics & data visualisation in uncovering insights and increasing understanding in our complex, data-driven world.
A new categorisation is introduced in 2017, with judging criteria pivoting to subject matter from type of visualisation. The eight new categories are Arts, Corporate, Current Affairs, Environments, Humanitarian, Science, Sports, and for everything outside the box: Unusual.
The 2017 Awards will be judged by a diverse panel of over 30 judges, including leading experts from each category subject area, visualisation artists, and past winners. Additionally, there will be a public vote, which opens on 10 October, with a community of over 300,000 helping to decide winners.
Thanks to the generous support of Kantar, $20,000 in prizes will be awarded to data visualisation creators from around the world. The winners will be unveiled at the annual awards ceremony in London at the end of November. Please get in touch for early media accreditation for this event.
Key dates in this year’s awards:
· Entry deadline: Friday 15 Sep, 23:59 PST
· Showcase announced Tuesday, 19 September
· Longlist announced: Tuesday 3rd October
· Shortlist announced & public voting opens: Tuesday 17 October
· Voting closes Friday 27 October, 23:59 PST
· Awards Ceremony: Tues 28 November, London.
Previous Kantar Information Is Beautiful award winners include: Spies in the Skies (2016), an exploration of airborne government surveillance in the U.S. by Buzzfeed; Dear Data (2015), hand-drawn dataviz postcards by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec, now a best-selling Penguin book; Raw (2014), an influential dataviz software from DensityDesign Research Lab; Bloomberg Billionaires Index (2013), by Bloomberg Visual Data; and CNN Home & Away (2012), a visual tracking recent war casualties by noted dataviz designers Stamen.
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