The Information is Beautiful Awards has been celebrating excellence & beauty in data visualization, infographics, interactives &  information art for eight years.

We are currently on hiatus for 2020.

Every year, hundreds of visualizations are submitted to the Awards. Our judges review each entrant for how well it suits the medium (infographic, interactive, data visualization and more) & how well it illuminates the topic: Arts, Entertainment & Culture, News & Current Affairs, Maps, Places & Spaces, People, Language & Identity, Politics & Global, Science & Technology, Humanitarian, Leisure, Games & Sport, Visualization & Information Design - and for everything outside the box: Unusual


How it’s possible

The Awards were set up in 2012 by David McCandless, journalist and datavisualizer of Information is Beautiful, in collaboration with Aziz Cami, the then Creative Director at Kantar.

The Awards are judged by a panel of experts & a public vote. It's open to creators from across the spectrum - rising stars, students, individual practitioners, established studios, media brands, NGOs and more.

All longlisted entrants get featured on the showcase section of this site; all those shortlisted get a free pair of tickets to our fun & extravagant awards ceremony at the end of the year.

Be inspired by the creativity of our winners. In addition to cash prizes, trophies and extensive media coverage, previous winners have gone on to gain book deals, art exhibitions, investment for their projects and fancy jobs at hot startups.



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