The 2021 Data Literacy Awards Shortlist: Final Voting is Now OPEN!

We’re delighted to introduce the 2021 Data Literacy Awards shortlist candidates, chosen from among the nominations submitted by the general public over the past month. These exemplary candidates helped us speak the language of data even more fluently in 2021, and we’d like to congratulate all of them for being chosen from among their peers.

We’d also like to invite you to submit your vote to help us select this year’s winners! Choose the data book, podcast, video channel, community initiative, and advocate that you feel is most deserving of the award.


1. Most Insightful Data Book (for books published in 2021)

Better Data Visualizations
Analytics Interpreted
The Big Picture
Becoming Data Literate

2. Most Helpful Video Channel

3. Most Interesting Data Podcast

4. Top Data Community Initiative

5. Data Literacy Advocate of the Year

John Burn-Murdoch

John Burn-Murdoch

John worked tirelessly during 2021 to keep us all informed about the COVID-19 pandemic and the efficacy of vaccines using clearly designed charts and graphs for Financial Times.

Kate Strachnyi

Kate Strachnyi

“Through Kate’s events, livestreams and now her DATAcated Circle community she continues to find new ways to bring people together from all over the world to help share ideas and better understand data. She is a true inspiration and industry leader in every sense.”

Melissa Drew

Melissa Drew

Melissa Drew is a Founding member and Committee Chair of Women Leaders in Data and AI, Associate Editor of AI Time Journal, Founding Member of ‘Impact of AI Podcast,’ as well as speaker and mentor.

Sarah Nell-Rodriguez and Allen Hillery

Sarah Nell-Rodriguez & Allen Hillery

Sarah and Allen had a busy 2021 in the Data Literacy space, launching the Be Data Lit blog and community site and also starting a new podcast, Be Data Lit. Sarah also works at Tableau and Allen helped start and run the DuBois Challenge.