Over £20,000 in prizes was handed out to the winning work this year, which included projects from major media organisations as well as individuals and independent studios.
Gold in Data Visualisation went to Vaccines and Infectious Diseases by Dov Friedman and Tynan Diebold at the Wall Street Journal. Their project looked at the impact of the introduction of vaccines in fighting seven infectious diseases across the US.
The Infographic Gold went to Rare Earth Elements, a series of posters by Mark-Jan Bludau that lists important elements such as scandium and explains how and where they are used.
In Interactive, the Gold went to How Ebola Spreads by Weiyi (Dawn) Cai and Ana Swanson at the Washington Post. It compares how quickly Ebola spreads with the infection rates of other diseases.
Neil Halloran won Gold in Motion Infographics for The Fallen of WW2 (see above)
While Gold in Data Journalism went to Christian Bangel, Paul Blickle, Lisa, Borgenheimer, Fabian Mohr, Julian Stahnke and Sascha Venohr for their project on German Unification which ran on Zeit Online. The project shows how East Germany’s legacy remains visible in statistics on income, gun ownership and more.
The Mini and Mobile Visualisation Gold went to How to Build a Human by Eleanor Lutz, a Gif composed of using 44 animations that are 9 frames each, telling the story of the development of a human embryo.
Dear Data by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec won both Gold in Data Visualisation Project and the Most Beautiful award. Lupi and Posavec decided to try to get to know each other better by setting up a year-long project in which they would “collect and measure a particular type of data about our lives”, visualise and draw it by hand on a postcard and mail the result to each other.
This year’s Best Team award went to the Berliner Morgen Post for three projects: Here’s How Loud It Is at Your Doorstep, an attempt to map noise levels across Berlin; M29 – The Bus Route of Contrasts and Where the Population fo Europe is Growing – and Where’s it’s Declining
The Student Winner this year was Sara Piccolomini for Freedom in Countries, a comparative assessment of global political rights and civil liberties published by La Lettura.