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    The Sigma Awards 2021 for Data Journalists

    Applications open for Sigma Awards 2021 for Data Journalists. The Sigma Awards 2021 is a competition to celebrate the simplest data journalism from around the world. Striding into its second year, it’s also here to empower, elevate, and enlighten the worldwide community of knowledge journalists.

    Details of The Sigma Awards 2021 for Data Journalists

    • Award: US$5,000
    • Open to: All Nationalities
    • Deadline: 1st February 2021

    The international data journalism community is facing many challenges, and that we want to support them. This year’s Sigma Awards are going to be about highlighting the absolute best data journalism done about the pandemic (and building a world database record of such projects), but also those covering other topics like politics, sports, or the environment.


    A US$5,000 cash prize are going to be split amongst the winners. The latter also will get a certificate and speaking opportunities in our online events.

    Rules and Regulations

    • Entries must be for work published within the civil year 2020. Also, entries should be submitted via our online form.
    • Entries must be received by February 1st, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET, to qualify.
    • Applicants can enter as many projects as they need to the competition.
    • Entries should specify if they qualify as an outsized or alittle newsroom or as a private , where applicable. Small newsrooms are defined as those with 35 or fewer journalists (including regular freelancers/contractors), or equivalent (eg, two half-time freelancers count together person.)
    • Organizations that don’t qualify under this definition but who believe they belong within the small newsroom category may petition for an exception by sending a letter from the editor-in-chief explaining his or her rationale to Marianne Bouchart, executive at [email protected]
    • Collaborative work should be entered as an outsized newsroom.
    • Entering organizations grant The Sigma Awards the proper to use their material in their entry, including the organization’s name and logo, on The Sigma Awards website and other marketing material round the awards.
    • 2020 has been a special year for all members of the info journalism community, and that we expect to receive an outsized number of entries tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we’d wish to specify that each one data journalism projects, no matter their topics, are often entered within the competition.

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