The Kantar Information Is Beautiful Awards Winners Announced
The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2014, #IIBAwards, the world’s first and only open contest to celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualization, infographics and information design, last night revealed the winning entries and runners up, as well as the winner of the prestigious ‘Most Beautiful Award’ and the ‘Community Award’. For the full list of runners up in Silver & Bronze, click here.
Taking place at OXO 2 in central London, the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards Party, brought together luminaries and experts of the data visualization industry for an evening of tribute to talent and excellence. Guests included the short-listed entries, as well as a number of the judges of the Awards.
The stellar panel of judges includes: Alberto Cairo, director of the visualization program at the University of Miami's Center for Computational Science; Aziz Cami, Creative Director of Kantar; information designer Giorgia Lupi; award-winning writer and co-founder David McCandless; Stefanie Posavec whose data-related design work has been exhibited at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum; Duncan Swain, award-winning creative partner of IIB Studio; as well as FlowingData creator Nathan Yau.
A combination of the online people’s vote and the judges’ votes decided on the final winners.
The Gold Winners of the third Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards, receiving a cash prize of $1,500 each, are:
Gold: Rappers, Sorted by Size of Vocabulary by Matthew Daniels
Gold: Creative Routines by RJ Andrews
Gold: The Refugee Project by Hyperakt and Ekene Ijeoma
Gold: NYC Taxis: A Day in the Life by Chris Whong
Gold: RAW by DensityDesign Research Lab
Gold: Selfiecity by Moritz Stefaner
The winners of the Special Achievement Awards receiving a cash prize of $1,000 each, except for Most Beautiful Award receiving a cash prize of $5,000 are:
FFunction (HP What Matters and Women in Science)
Best Individual Contribution Award
Brendan Dawes (Kennedy)
Sam Slover (Wrap Genius)
Schwandt Infographics (Biobased Economy)
The Rite of Spring by Stephen Malinowski
Most Beautiful Award - $5,000
RAW by DensityDesign Research Lab
David McCandless, co-founder of the Awards and author of the world-famous ‘Information is Beautiful’ and recently published ‘Knowledge is Beautiful’ books, says: “Three years ago we created the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards as data visualization was then a new, emerging and rapidly growing design form used across all kinds of disciplines to tell data stories and engage users, but there was no way of showing off global best practice. We created the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards in order to develop a global benchmark for quality and innovation in data visualization and infographics, as well as to nurture upcoming talent by providing a platform for beautiful work to be shown and recognised.”
Aziz Cami, co-founder of the Awards and Kantar Creative Director, adds: “We are delighted to see how the Awards continue to grow year on year, attracting global entries in their hundreds as it brings together the global data visualization community to celebrate and reward excellence and beauty in data visualization, infographics and information design. The Awards Party provides a reason to bring together some of the best experts in this new discipline and skill, enabling new, exciting connections across our community. We are already looking forward to next year!”.