The Sigma Awards 2022 for Data Journalists worldwide (US$5,000 cash prize)

Application Deadline: January 7th, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET

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.

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


  • Entries must be for work published in calendar year 2021
  • Entries should be submitted via our online form.
  • Entries must be received by January 7th, 2022 at 11:59pm ET, to qualify.
  • Applicants can enter as many projects as they want.
  • Entries should specify if they qualify as a large or a small newsroom or as an individual, 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 as one person.)
  • Organizations that do not qualify under this definition but who believe they belong in 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 director at marianne@sigmaawards.org.
  • Collaborative work should be entered as a large newsroom.
  • Entering organizations grant The Sigma Awards the right to use their material in their entry, including the organization’s name and logo, on The Sigma Awards website and other marketing material around the awards.
  • 2021 has been another special year for all members of the data journalism community, and we expect to receive a large number of entries tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we’d like to specify that all data journalism projects, regardless of their topics, can be entered into the competition.


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.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Sigma Awards 2022

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