Striding into its third year, 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.

Entries are now open and data teams around the world have until January 7th, 2022 at 11:59pm ET to enter.

What’s
the prize?

A US$5,000 cash prize will be split amongst winners. Winners and citations will also get a certificate and speaking opportunities in our events.

US$5,000

Are there
categories?

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Nope. There are no categories this year! So the jury members could decide on the best work overall, and come to a consensus on who should win.

More about the rules

Get inspired
by our data…

We’ve gathered all entries ever submitted to the competition into an interactive database. Check it out to meet our 2020 and 2021 winners, as well as inspiring data journalism projects from all over the world…

See who’s won

Timeline

November

2021

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Launch

January

2022

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Deadline
+ Pre-jury process

February

2022

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Jury process

April

2022

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Winners
reveal

Join us
on Slack !

Yay! A hotspot to chat with your data journalism fellows all over the world, share ideas, and take part in live chats with international experts on topics that matter to the data journalism community.

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Details of the 2022 competition

More info

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The Sigma Awards competition is also here to empower, elevate and enlighten the global community of data journalists.

Find out why
Sigma Awards 2021 jury

Our Jury + Pre-jury

We’ve gathered international experts in our pre-jury and jury. Together, they represent the best minds in the data journalism industry.

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Competition partners

This competition wouldn’t be possible without the help from the Google News Initiative and our amazing media partners.

See the list