Launching the Sigma Awards 2024 for data journalism
The 2024 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.
- A US$5,000 cash prize is available
- Winning participants will also be invited to Perugia, Italy to attend and take part in the International Journalism Festival 2024.
- It’s a great opportunity to come and meet fellow journalists from around the world (and eat gelato or pizza – or both – for four days). And finally, all winners will get a certificate suitable for framing.
Note that we have a discretionary fund to help those who can’t afford the flight to Italy, which will be used on a case-by-case basis.
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Eligibility for 2024 Sigma Awards
- Entries must be for work published in calendar year 2023 (between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 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]
- 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.
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They will like to see in 2024 Sigma Awards
- 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.
2023 has been another special year for all the members of the data journalism community, and they expect to receives a large number of entries tackling the on going conflict in Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Gaza and other part of the world. However they would like to specify that all the journalism projects, regardless of their topics, can be entered into the competition.