Last call for entries: this is your sign to send your coolest data projects

Last call for entries: this is your sign to send your coolest data projects
Crazy finish line, an illustration partially made using AI

Yep, this is it. You know the saying "you need to be in it, to win it"? Well, we can't make it any clearer than that. So stop thinking about it, it's still time to fill that form, and get the credits you deserve:

Entries close today 17 Jan at 23:59 ET. That's 18 Jan at 4:59 GMT, and 18 Jan at 12:59 GMT+8.

Hi again 😬
This email is for the last minute champions, those who believe a deadline ain't a deadline unless the work is sent 5 seconds to closing time. We see you, and can't wait to discover what projects you've done in 2023.

But let's also have a word for the other folks, the forgetful, the defeatists, and the time-poor. We feel you, and we hope this email will give you that extra push you needed to send us the awesome data journalism you worked so hard on last year 🤗

Because let's face it, if you want a piece of your data journalism to be in the Sigmas Shortlist, and potentially win, you need to send it first. That application form can be filled within a few minutes, it is available in 8 languages, and you can hit the duplicate button as many times as you want to save time and enter more projects.

The Sigma Awards celebrate the best data-driven journalism from around the world, but your entries also help us document the evolution of data journalism in your hemisphere, your region, your country.

News organizations, big and small, from all over the world, as well as individuals, are invited to take part for free. There is no category, a USD$5,000 cash prize will be split among winners, who will also be invited to come to Italy and take part in the International Journalism Festival 2024.

So don't lose a moment, but take one to apply now.

Sigma Awards 2024: timeline, rules and how-to guide
Ok, so you’d like to know more about the Sigma Awards and possibly apply. Great idea. You’re in the perfect place to learn everything you need to know about this year’s awards. What are these awards about? Why are we doing this? Data journalism helps people understand the most intricate

If you’re looking for inspiration and a good capture of the past few years of data journalism history, go take a look at our database of projects which includes all entries ever submitted to the Sigma Awards competition. That’s over 2,200 projects, from all over the world, representing the best data-driven works from 2019 to 2022. Soon, it will also include projects from 2023 sent for this year’s competition.

The Sigmas 2023 winners
9 Projects + 1 Portfolio Our Sigmas 2023 Prize Committee has gone through all of the work sent in and selected 10 winners for the Sigma Awards 2023 competition. There was no citation this year. * Putin’s Attack on Ukraine: Documenting War Crimes by The Associated Press, FRONTLINE (USA) * Culture in

We think the Sigma Awards may be of interest to you and other members of your team, so please share this with whoever you see fit. You will find all the details about the competition (including the rules, list of jury members, and prizes) on our website, but do reach out directly by email at if you have any questions. 

Best of luck!

Marianne Bouchart, 
Executive director

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