NODA Awards

The entry window for NODA Awards is open until February 9.

The awards honors outstanding work in the field of data journalism in the Nordic countries.

The prizes are awarded for the following three categories:

Investigative data journalism
(Data-driven investigative journalism – using data to reveal facts.)
Should have influence on society. Journalism and user experience on the highest level. Usage of one or more data-sets should be significant for the project

Feature data journalism
(Data storytelling with text, visualisation, video)
Storytelling providing insight through putting data in context. Text, graphics, video, maps or other innovative presentations of data. Entertaining and playful aspects could also be emphasised.

(Data-driven applications)
Sharing data with the public through services providing insight, intuitive navigation, and simplicity in further use.

Projects published in 2017 can be entered from media companies or freelancers in all Nordic countries. The jury will place special emphasis on resource utilization, methods and mastery of tools. The number of entries is limited to two entries per category and newsroom for the effective work of the jury.
The jury may nominate a maximum of five entries in each category. The nominees will be presented on this website three weeks before the ceremony. Nominees are expected to present their cases at the NODA Conference.

The entry window for NODA Awards is open January 5 to February 9 at

The winners will be announced at the award ceremony at NODA18 in Stockholm on March 16th, 2018.

Please contact Rolf Dyrnes Svendsen at NxtMedia for further questions regarding NODA Awards.


The jury for NODA Awards 2018:

  • Bente Kalsnes, Associate Professor, The Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA)
  • Carl-Gustaf Lindén, Senior Lecturer, University of Helsinki, Department of Social Research/Media and Communication Studies
  • Filip Wallberg, Journalistic Lecturer, Center for Journalism, University of Southern Denmark
  • Helena Bengtsson, Data Editor, SVT
  • Magnus Bjerg, Digital Project Manager, TV2
  • Rasmus Vuori, Vice Dean, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
  • Tormod Utne, Assistant Professor, Volda University College
  • Ulrika Hedman, PhD Candidate, Department of Journalism Media and Communication, University of Gothenburg

The winners of the NODA Awards 2017 was:

Investigative: Tvangsprotokollene(VG), classic watchdog journalism about the use and abuse of compulsory in psychiatry.

Feature: Where are you at Life?” (Helsingin Sanomat) gives the reader a completely personalized story on family, health, work and happiness based on a large amount of data.

Application: – the Oslo records(Fædrelandsvennen), a searchable database that opens up public data and archives.

All previously nominated contributions are available at: