DJA awards webpage

The awards cover three categories: data-driven investigative journalism, data visualisation and storytelling and data-driven apps

A new set of international awards for data journalism opened to entries today, offering a total prize fund of €45,000 (£37,600) across six prizes and three categories.

The Data Journalism Awards (DJA), which are supported by Google and run by the Global Editors Network in collaboration with the European Journalism Centre, were first announced at GEN's news summit in Hong Kong in November last year.

They will cover three categories: data-driven investigative journalism, data visualisation and storytelling, and data-driven applications for the web and mobile devices.

Each category offers two first prizes of €7,500 (£6,300), one for local and regional, and a second aimed at national and international entries.

There will also be second and third winners in each category who will receive a DJA certificate and medal.

The winners of the awards will be announced at GEN's next news summit, which is due to take place in Paris in May.

The jury includes representatives from the New York Times and Les Echos, and will be chaired by founder of ProPublica Paul Steiger.

"Journalists and media organisations increasingly use numerical data and databases to gather, organise and produce relevant information," Steiger says in a release.

"The Data Journalism Awards champions the evolution of this field by rewarding editorial excellence and highlighting best practices in data journalism."

Entries can be submitted until 10 April.

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