Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2015: the winners

Honouring ‘excellence in data visualization, infographics and information art’, this year’s winners charted diseases, deaths and how to build a human

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.

Vaccines and Infectious Diseases by Dov Friedman and Tynan Debold at The Wall Street Journal
Vaccines and Infectious Diseases by Dov Friedman and Tynan
Debold at The Wall Street Journal

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.

Rare Earth Elements by Mark-Jan Bludau
Rare Earth Elements by Mark-Jan Bludau

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.

How Ebola Spreads by Weiyi (Dawn) Cai and Ana Swanson at The Washington Post
How Ebola Spreads by Weiyi (Dawn) Cai and Ana Swanson at The Washington Post

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)

German Unification by Zeit Online
German Unification by Zeit Online

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.

How to Build a Human by Eleanor Lutz
How to Build a Human by Eleanor Lutz

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.

From Dear Data by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec
From Dear Data by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec

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.

From Dear Data by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec
From Dear Data by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec
Posting one of the hand-drawn weekly postcards from the Dear Data project
Posting one of the hand-drawn weekly postcards from the Dear Data project
Berliner Morgen Post: Here’s How Loud It Is at Your Doorstep
Berliner Morgen Post: Here’s How Loud It Is at Your Doorstep

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

Freedom in Countries by Sara Piccolomini
Freedom in Countries by Sara Piccolomini

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.

See the full list of winners and shortlisted entries here

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