Raise a glass to the planet’s most stellar data visuals of 2018

Massive congratulations to the innovative, imaginative & intrepid winners of 2018’s global Information is Beautiful Awards – a celebration of the world’s best data-visualisations and infographics.

Trimming down 100 world-class shortlistees to a handful of exceptional winners was a fierce challenge for our panel of expert judges & community voters. Given such unrivalled ambition & scope – graphic novels, mosaics, even play-doh – this year’s  accolades, trophies and $30k in cash prizes (courtesy of beloved sponsor Kantar) are very well deserved.

Scroll down for the ultimate winner.

Gold, silver & bronze category winners in the entry showcase:

Arts, Entertainment & Culture | Humanitarian | Leisure, Games & Sport | Maps, Places & Spaces | People, Language & Identity | Politics & Global | Science & Technology | Unusual



Special prizes

Community Vote = Historia de Zainab by Visualizar

Impressive IndividualLena Groeger for work including What Happened To All The Jobs Trump Promised


Non-English Language – Satellites: 60 Years in Orbit by Rossiya Segodnya


Outstanding OutfitReuters Graphics for work including Good Dogs



Rising Star – Roni Levit for Physical Intervention in Public Space


Student = 30° by Stephan SchakulatMathias Foot, Janna Nikoleit & Franziska Rast

Student = Shifting Gears: Visualizing Cycle Rides by Hardik Chandrahas


Most Beautiful – $7,500 prize

Simulated Dendrochronology of U.S. Immigration 1790-2016

by Pedro M Cruz & team with Northeastern University & National Geographic



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