2024 Sigma Awards: Recognizing Data Journalism Globally (Funded Trip to Perugia, Italy & US$5,000 Cash Prize)

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The Sigma Awards for Data Journalism have returned! Annually, the Sigma Awards recognize the finest data journalism worldwide. We welcome submissions from data teams, whether large or small, as well as individuals or freelancers, showcasing their exceptional projects from the past year. Your submissions are evaluated and reviewed, and the most outstanding work earns recognition.

Data journalism plays a pivotal role in elucidating intricate information about our world. Through the synergy of data, satellite imagery, machine learning, and astute analytical methods, journalists have uncovered war crimes, reported on conflicts, revealed money-laundering activities, visualized global warming trends, and more. We aim to spotlight the remarkable work of teams and individuals who continuously inform the public.


  • Free and open to all newsrooms and individuals globally.
  • The Sigma Awards platform supports entries in eight languages: English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Ukrainian, Russian, and Chinese.
  • Submission of multiple entries—either as individual entries or a portfolio—is encouraged.
  • There are no fixed categories or a predetermined number of winners, similar to last year.


  • A cash prize of US$5,000 will be divided among the winners.
  • Winning participants receive an invitation to Perugia, Italy to participate in the International Journalism Festival 2024.
  • An excellent opportunity to network with fellow journalists worldwide and relish the delights of Italy, including gelato or pizza—or both—over four days. Additionally, winners will receive a framed certificate.
  • Note: A discretionary fund is available to aid individuals unable to afford the flight to Italy, allocated on a case-by-case basis.

Application Process:

For further details,

Application Deadline: January 17, 2024

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