2015 Results

The 2015 contest year brought in nearly 1,000 entries, marking three consecutive years of growth and the largest body of work since the contest was established in 2002. 286 awards were given: 2 Gold Medals, 23 Silver Medals, 259 Awards of Excellence, and 2 World’s Best-Designed™ award. Categories were judged by divisions based on average monthly page views. Thirteen countries were represented among the winners: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Awards are listed here by category:
Breaking/Daily News [Single-subject project]
Breaking/Daily News [Non-planned coverage]
Features [Single-subject project]
Features [Coverage]
Information graphics [Breaking news]
Information graphics [Planned coverage]
Use of Multimedia
Special Events
Continuous Use [Section or topic]
Redesign
Portfolios [Individual]
Portfolios [Organization]
World’s Best-Designed™

Breaking/Daily News [Single-subject project]

The Guardians' Gold-medal winning entry on measles vaccinations.
The Guardian’s Gold-medal winning entry on measles vaccinations.
Gold

1. The Guardian, How The Measles Outbreak Spreads

Silver

2. The Guardian, UK 2015 Election

Award of Excellence

3. The Guardian, US-led airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq
4. Los Angeles Times, Gardena police shooting: Competing interpretations
5. Los Angeles Times, How many millionaires does California send to Congress?
6. The Washington Post, Paris attacks (Post national tablet app)
7. The Washington Post, Mapping the wreckage of the derailed Amtrak train
8. The Washington Post, Now what? Where the candidates go from here
9. The Washington Post, The Trump Effect
10. The Washington Post, The 2015 State of the Union speech
11. 澎湃新闻 (Surging News), Three Gorges Dam after 7 Years
12. San Diego Union Tribune, Could you have won the county spelling bee?
13. O Globo, Museum of Tomorrow
14. O Globo, Presentation of Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Torch
15. O Globo, Castelo Hill Landscape
16. O Globo, Bells Language
17. O Globo, Blue Gold – White and Blue tile panels
18. Berliner Morgenpost, Berlin’s new skyline

Breaking/Daily News [Non-planned coverage]

Home page of the Los Angeles Times' coverage of the San Bernardino shootings.
Home page of the Los Angeles Times’ coverage of the San Bernardino shootings.
Silver

19. Los Angeles Times, San Bernardino shooting coverage

Award of Excellence

20. Dallas Morning News, Loved and lost: The North Texas tornadoes
21. Zhejiang News, 12 Days and Nights of the Oriental Star
22. The Baltimore Sun, Freddie Gray and the Baltimore riots

Features [Single-subject project]

From 'Trajan's Column' stop-motion film by National Geographic.
From ‘Trajan’s Column’ stop-motion film by National Geographic.
Silver

23. National Geographic, Trajan’s Column
24. NPR, Rain Forest Was Here
25. The Washington Post, Car Ride with Lena
26. The Washington Post, Clinton Donor Network

Award of Excellence

27. The Age (Australia), How 7-Eleven is ripping off its workers
28. The Age, No end in sight
29. The Age, Phantom call
30. The Associated Press, Mexico: The Other Disappeared
31. The Boston Globe, Magic on the mound
32. The Boston Globe, Journey to Myanmar
33. The Boston Globe, The Staff of Life and Love
34. The Boston Globe, The Most Stylish Bostonians of 2015
35. The Boston Globe, How Meb won the Marathon
36. The Boston Globe, Clash in the name of care: The e-mails – A Spotlight Team Report
37. Clarin, Especial: Ley Antitabaco
38. Dallas Morning News, How George H.W. Bush asserted control
39. Dallas Morning News, Welcome to the World of Lucha Libre in Dallas!
40. Eater, One Night at Kachka
41. Estadão, Clima em transformação
42. Estadão, Os Toupeiras: a história do furto ao Banco Central
43. The Globe and Mail, Billionaire’s Bad Dream
44. The Globe and Mail, Life at Canadian Forces Station Alert
45. The Globe and Mail, Brazil’s colour bind
46. The Globe and Mail, The Globe’s election forecast
47. O Globo Messi’s, Parallel Universe
48. O Globo, Prologues
49. Zhejiang Daily, The Chinese New Year Paintings 小菜年画
50. The Intercept, The Drone Papers
51. The Guardian, Go Set A Watchman: Read the first chapter
52. The Guardian, ‘A tortured heap of towers’: the London skyline of tomorrow
53. The Guardian, The Mekong river: stories from the heart of the climate crisis
54. The Guardian, The American civil war: then and now
55. The Guardian, Star Wars: The Force Awakens – interactive cheat sheet
56. Los Angeles Times, Year of the Goat: Chinese zodiac matchmaking guide
57. Los Angeles Times, Explore Mars’ Gale Crater
58. Los Angeles Times, Walking in L.A.: The county’s 817 most dangerous intersections
59. Los Angeles Times, How to win an Oscar
60. Los Angeles Times, The Lonliest War
61. National Geographic, Healing Soldiers
62. The New York Times, How They Got Their Guns
63. The New York Times, The Families Funding the 2016 Presidential Election
64. The New York Times, What Happens When the Fed Raises Rates
65. The New York Times, Illuminating North Korea
66. The Wall Street Journal, Five Major Risks to Flying in Asia
67. The Wall Street Journal, China’s Reckoning: The Economic Miracle Hits Troubled Times
68. The Wall Street Journal, Malaysia’s 1MDB Decoded: How Millions Went Missing
69. The Wall Street Journal, A Field Guide to the Solar System
70. NPR, The Unthinkable
71. Politico, Paying for It Issue, The Agenda
72. Racked.com, Spring Shopping Guide
73. SB Nation, Pacquiao vs. Mayweather: The Poison Oasis
74. USA Today, 2016 Presidential Poll Tracker
75. The Verge, Apple Watch: the definitive review
76. The Verge, Anatomy of a Hack
77. VG Nett, Surviving death in the Arctic Sea
78. Vox, I worked at a Halloween store. I saw nice people turn into monsters
79. The Washington Post, James Bond’s best cars
80. The Washington Post, The ‘Black Route’ to Europe, and the Syrian family who braved it
81. The Washington Post, Where to cool off near all 91 metro stations
82. The Washington Post, A disputed diagnosis imprisons parents
83. The Washington Post, Artisan politics
84. 澎湃新闻 (Surging News), Three Gorges Dam
85. Adressa.no, Teppefall (Curtain call)
86. The Baltimore Sun, Torn Between Two Worlds
87. fusion.net, What are the fish telling us
88. lenta.ru, 100 years of Moscow Metro
89. The Marshall Project, An Unbelievable Story of Rape
90. La Nacion (Costa Rica), 75th Anniversary of the National Symphony Orchestra
91. ProPublica, Surgeon Scorecard
92. ProPublica, Cruise Control
93. Publico (Lisbon), 40 restaurantes a não perder
94. Seattle Times, Tragedy strikes a mining town
95. Seattle Times, Shielded by the Law

Features [Coverage]

From Asahi Shimbun's Silver-medal winning entry.
From Asahi Shimbun’s Silver-medal winning entry.
Silver

96. Asahi Shimbun, Tsukiji – Kitchen of the Time
97. National Geographic, Climate Change
98. The Wall Street Journal, A Stolen Boy

Award of Excellence

99. The Boston Globe, Fall Fashion: Field Guide
100. The Boston Globe, Clash in the name of care: Home – A Spotlight Team Report
101. Dallas Morning News, Deadly Dentistry
102. The Guardian, The Counted
103. The Guardian, Keep it in the ground | The Guardian
104. Los Angeles Times, San Bernardino: Broken City
105. Los Angeles Times, Fleeing Syria
106. The New York Times, The Outlaw Ocean
107. The New York Times, Transgender Today
108. The Wall Street Journal, When One Journey Ends, Another Begins for Migrants
109. Tampa Bay Times, How five of the worst schools in Florida wound up in Pinellas County
110. Tampa Bay Times, Failure Factories
111. Tampa Bay Times, Insane. Invisible. In danger.
112. The Washington Post, America’s best food cities
113. The Washington Post, One in 5 women say they have been sexually assaulted in college
114. The Washington Post, Investigation: People shot and killed by police this year
115. fusion.net, Stop Telling Women to Smile
116. Gazeta Do Povo, The pracinhas in the WWII
117. The Marshall Project, The Next to Die
118. msnbc, Geography of Poverty
119. ProPublica, Killing the Colorado
120. ProPublica, Insult to Injury: America’s Vanishing Worker Protections
121. ProPublica, G.I. Dough
122. Publico (Lisbon), 12 ideias para Portugal

Information graphics [Breaking news]

From The New York Times' coverage of the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia.
From The New York Times’ coverage of the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia.
Award of Excellence

123. The New York Times, Investigating the Philadelphia Amtrak Train Derailment
124. The New York Times, Three Hours of Terror in Paris, Moment by Moment
125. The New York Times, What Happened on the Germanwings Flight
126. The New York Times, Nepal’s Historic Sites, Before and After the Earthquake
127. The New York Times, How the Hajj Stampede Unfolded
128. The Wall Street Journal, The Events That Pushed Greece to the Economic Brink
129. Thomson Reuters, The Apple Dow
130. The Washington Post, 50 years of U.S. mass shootings
131. The Washington Post, What we know about the Paris attacks
132. Zhejiang News, 12 Days and Nights of the Oriental Star

Information graphics [Planned coverage]

Silver

133. Tampa Bay Times, Failure Factories
134. The Guardian, Homan Square: Chicago’s Detainees
135. The Marshall Project, The Next to Die
136. The New York Times, How the U.S. and OPEC Drive Oil Prices
137. The New York Times, Your Contribution to the California Drought
138. The New York Times, The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up
139. The Washington Post, How Dry is California?

Award of Excellence

140. The Associated Press, Presidential Election
141. FiveThirtyEight, Election 2016: FiveThirtyEight
142. O Globo, Ceni’s Free Kicks in 7 Steps
143. The Guardian, How China’s slowdown could weigh on the rest of the world
144. The Guardian, How well do you really know your country? Take our quiz
145. The Guardian, Mapping London’s great plague of 1665
146. The Guardian, Syria crisis pushes EU asylum claims past 1992 record
147. The Guardian, Unaffordable country: where can you afford to buy a house?
148. The Guardian, Wayne Rooney breaks Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record
149. The Guardian, Election 2015: The Guardian poll projection
150. Los Angeles Times, Explore Mars’ Gale Crater
151. Los Angeles Times, Calculate the water footprint of your meal
152. Los Angeles Times, Academy Awards Bingo!
153. Los Angeles Times, Walking in L.A.: The county’s 817 most dangerous intersections
154. Los Angeles Times, Run the L.A. Marathon without breaking a sweat
155. Los Angeles Times, Could you live on L.A.’s new minimum wage?
156. La Nacion (Argentina), Comparing the first speeches of new presidents
157. La Nacion (Argentina), Result detailed per school
158. La Nacion (Argentina), How was the election in your voting booth?
159. La Nacion (Argentina), Legislative elections, live results reported from Congress
160. National Geographic, Trajan’s Column – Reading an Ancient Comic Strip
161. National Geographic, Rethinking Detroit
162. National Geographic, Food Truck Nation
163. National Geographic, Tracking the Illegal Tusk Trade
164. National Geographic, What New York Could Look Like in 2020
165. National Geographic, Ant-Man’s Real-Life Rivals
166. The New York Times, How Gun Traffickers Get Around State Gun Laws
167. The New York Times, What Drives Gun Sales
168. The New York Times, How ISIS Expands
169. The New York Times, The Flight of Refugees Around the Globe
170. The New York Times, How Syrians Are Dying
171. The New York Times, A 3-D View of a Chart That Predicts The Economic Future
172. The New York Times, How Family Income Predicts Children’s College Chances
173. The New York Times, How Many Years Until the Home Run Record Falls?
174. The New York Times, Has Your Personal Information Been Exposed?
175. The Wall Street Journal, Activist Investor Report Card
176. The Wall Street Journal, Track Unemployment, Job Gains and Job Losses
177. The Wall Street Journal, The Billion Dollar Startup Club
178. The Wall Street Journal, The Madness Machine
179. The Wall Street Journal, Beat the Fed
180. The Wall Street Journal, Is the Nasdaq in Another Bubble?
181. The Verge, Comcast customer name generator
182. The Verge, Should I stay through the credits?
183. The Washington Post, An illustrated guide to all 456 deaths in ‘Game of Thrones’
184. The Washington Post, Police officers prosecuted for use of deadly force
185. The Washington Post, Gauging a Warming World
186. The Washington Post, Scaling Mt. Everest: A scroll up the icy path
187. The Washington Post, Job Terminator: Can robots learn your skills?
188. The Washington Post, When popes hit the road, here’s where they go
189. The Washington Post, The 12 cities with 4 major pro sports teams, ranked
190. The Washington Post, How much having a child affects your salary
191. The Washington Post, Pope Mobiles
192. The Washington Post, Without electricity, 1.3 billion are living in the dark
193. The Washington Post, As appetite for electricity soars, world keeps turning to coal
194. The Washington Post, Nine years and three billion miles to Pluto
195. The Washington Post, Groundhog Day: The ruse is over
196. The Washington Post, Every billion-dollar weather disaster in the U.S. since 1980
197. La Nacion (Costa Rica), Birthday of a century
198. ProPublica, Cruise Control
199. ProPublica, Workers’ Compensation Reforms by State
200. ProPublica, Workers’ Comp Benefits: How Much is a Limb Worth?

Use of Multimedia

From 'Demographic Destiny,' by The Wall Street Journal.
From ‘Demographic Destiny,’ by The Wall Street Journal.
Gold

201. The Wall Street Journal, Demographic Destiny: What Will the World Be Like in 2050?

Silver

202. The New York Times, Bieber, Diplo & Skrillex Make A Hit
203. The New York Times, A New Whitney
204. The Wall Street Journal, Demographic Destiny: What Will the World Be Like in 2050?

Award of Excellence

205. The Boston Globe, Journey to Myanmar
206. FiveThirtyEight, How Madden Ratings Are Made
207. The Guardian, The story of my abortion
208. The Guardian, The Journey: A refugee’s odyssey from Syria to Sweden
209. The Guardian, Street dance storytelling: FlexN strut their stuff
210. Los Angeles Times, Explore Mars’ Gale Crater
211. The New York Times, Desperate Crossing
212. The New York Times, A New Whitney
213. The New York Times, Bieber, Diplo & Skrillex Make A Hit
214. The New York Times, Dear Architects: Sound Matters
215. The New York Times, The Sounds of the Downhill
216. The New York Times, Netanyahu and the Settlements
217. The New York Times, The Age of Super PACs
218. The New York Times, The Mystery of San Maranzano
219. The New York Times, NYT VR App
220. The New York Times, Greenland Is Melting Away
221. The Wall Street Journal, Demographic Destiny: What Will the World Be Like in 2050?
222. The Wall Street Journal, A Stolen Boy, an Angry Loner, an Underground Bunker
223. The Wall Street Journal, Downhills at the Tour de France
224. The Wall Street Journal, Is the Nasdaq in Another Bubble?
225. The Wall Street Journal, Are You Good Enough to Be a Tennis Line Judge?
226. The Wall Street Journal, How I Learned to Love Writing With Emojis
227. NPR, A Photo I Love, Featuring Astronaut Reid Wiseman
228. Vox, Obama on American politics and economy: the Vox conversation
229. The Washington Post, 7 ways to defy death
230. The Washington Post, A disputed diagnosis imprisons parents
231. The Washington Post, The Tsarnaev Trial: Drawing a line
232. The Baltimore Sun, The 45-minute mystery of Freddie Gray’s death
233. The Baltimore Sun, Torn Between Two Worlds
234. fusion.net, Meet the largest animal on earth: the blue whale
235. fusion.net, Fertile Ground
236. The Marshall Project, Willie Horton Revisited
237. Publico (Lisbon), Um dia normal
238. Publico, Vamos voar?

Special Events

Space, by The New York Times
Space, by The New York Times
Silver

239. The New York Times, Mapping Saturn’s Moons

Award of Excellence

240. Estadão, Carnaval 2015
241. The New York Times, Syria
242. The New York Times, ISIS
243. The Washington Post, The ‘Black Route’ to Europe, and the Syrian family who braved it
244. The Washington Post, Ferguson: A Year Later (National Suite of apps)
245. The Washington Post, Pope visit to the U.S.
246. The Washington Post, Ten years after Katrina
247. fusion.net, Pump it
248. Publico, Público – 25 anos
249. Zero Hora, Be a ‘Libertador of America’

Continuous Use [Section or topic]

The home page of Earbud, by NPR
The home page of Earbud, by NPR
Award of Excellence

250. NPR, Earbud: Your Friendly Guide to Great Podcasts
251. Estadão, Criminalidade bairro a bairro
252. Dallas Morning News, After the storms: Lost and Found
253. The Wall Street Journal, The Billion Dollar Startup Club
254. Politico, Internet of Things Section Page, The Agenda
255. The Washington Post, Top Stories Section
256. Dagens Nyheter, Vecka debattforum (Weekly debate forum)
257. Dagens Nyheter, Dagens samtalsämnen, analyser och fördjupningar
258. NPR, NPR One on Apple Watch

Redesign

Home page of The Atlantic
Home page of The Atlantic
Award of Excellence

259. The Atlantic, Redesign of TheAtlantic.com
260. The Intercept, The Intercept
261. Racked.com, Racked.com redesign

Portfolios [Individual]

From the individual portfolio of Wes Lindamood, NPR
From the individual portfolio of Wes Lindamood, NPR
Silver

262. NPR, Wes Lindamood Individual Portfolio
263. The Marshall Project, Andy Rossback Individual Portfolio
264. The New York Times, Derek Watkins Individual Portfolio

Award of Excellence

265. FiveThirtyEight, Ritchie King Individual Portfolio
266. The Globe and Mail, Chris Manza Individual Portfolio
267. The New York Times, Josh Keller Individual Portfolio
268. The New York Times, Gregor Aisch Individual Portfolio
269. The New York Times, Jeremy Ashkenas Individual Portfolio
270. The Wall Street Journal, Sarah Squire Individual Portfolio
271. The Wall Street Journal, Jon Keegan Individual Portfolio
272. The Center for Public Integrity, Yue Qiu Individual Portfolio

Portfolios [Organization]

Award of Excellence

273. Berliner Morgenpost, Interactive portfolio
274. FiveThirtyEight, FiveThirtyEight organization portfolio
275. The Guardian, Portfolio: Guardian Visuals
276. National Geographic, Organization Portfolio
277. The New York Times, Graphics Mobile Portfolio
278. The New York Times, Graphics Staff Portfolio
279. NPR, NPR Visuals
280. Tampa Bay Times, Portfolio: Tampa Bay Times
281. The Washington Post, Story experiences portfolio
282. The Washington Post, Information Graphics Portfolio
283. The Center for Public Integrity, Organization Portfolio
284. La Nacion, Elections 2015 coverage

World’s Best-Designed™

285. The Marshall Project
286. Quartz

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