The Sigma Awards for data journalism are back again. Each year, the Sigma Awards celebrates the best data journalism from around the world. The Sigma Awards invite data teams, big or small, but also individuals or freelancers, to submit the great projects they’ve done throughout the past year. You send your work, we compile it, review it, and the most outstanding wins.

Data journalism helps people understand the most intricate information about the world. Lately, data, satellite imagery, machine learning and clever use of analytical methods have helped journalists document war crimes, report on conflicts, disclose money-laundering, visualise patterns of global warming, and so much more. We want to bring light on the teams and individuals who do outstanding work in order to inform people day-in and day-out.


  • It’s free to enter and open to all newsrooms, as well as individuals, around the world.
  • The Sigma Awards platform lets you enter in either of these 8 languages: English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Ukrainian, Russian, and Chinese.
  • You can submit as many entries as you want, as single entries or as a portfolio.
  • There is no category, just like last year, and no set number of winners


  • There’s a US$5,000 cash prize that will be split among winners.
  • Winning participants will also be invited to Perugia, Italy to attend and take part in the International Journalism Festival 2024.
  • It’s a great opportunity to come and meet fellow journalists from around the world (and eat gelato or pizza – or both – for four days). And finally, all winners will get a certificate suitable for framing.

Note that we have a discretionary fund to help those who can’t afford the flight to Italy, which will be used on a case-by-case basis.

Method of Application

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Application Deadline: 17 January 2024.