Sigma Awards 2023 for Data Journalism (Win trip to Italy & $5,000 cash prize)


Deadline: January 19, 2023

Applications are now open for the Sigma Awards 2023 for News Journalism. Now in its fourth year, the Sigma Awards recognize the best in data journalism from around the world. It also aims to empower, elevate and enlighten the global community of data journalists.

The mission of Sigma Awards is to:

  • Highlighting the best data journalism being done around the world;
  • Create programs and resources around the award that allow people inside and outside the data journalism community to learn about this work;
  • Use the awards as a way to unite, activate and expand data journalism communities around the world.
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Reward

  • The cash prize of 5000 USD will be divided among the winners.
  • The finalists will be sent to Perugia, Italy to attend and participate in the 2023 International Journalism Festival.

Eligibility

  • Entries must be for work published during the 2022 calendar year (January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022).
  • Applicants can apply for as many projects as they want.
  • Entries must specify whether they qualify for a major or minor editorial or, if applicable, individual. Small newsrooms are defined as having 35 or fewer journalists (permanent freelancers/contract staff) or the equivalent (ie, two part-time freelancers count as one person).
  • Organizations that do not fall under this definition but believe they fall into the small editorial category may request a letter from the Editor-in-Chief explaining their rationale to Marianne Bushart, Executive Director. [email protected]
  • Collaborative work should be included as a large newsroom.
  • Participating organizations grant The Sigma Awards the right to use their materials, including their organization’s name and logo, on The Sigma Awards website and other marketing materials surrounding the awards.
  • 2022 has been another special year for all members of the data journalism community, and we expect to receive plenty of posts about the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic or the Russia-Ukraine war. But they emphasize that all data journalism projects, regardless of topic, can be entered into the competition.
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Application

Entries must be received and eligible by January 19, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

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