Now in its eleventh year, the awards have become increasingly popular with journalists; the high number of entries received by the RSS, reflects the rise of data journalism and an increased awareness of the importance of statistics and data that underpins so much high-quality journalism.
The awards are run under four categories: ‘investigative journalism’, ‘explaining the facts’, ‘data visualisation’ and 'regional journalism'. This year, each category has a winner and a 'highly commended' entry.
Highly commended – Nikki Fox, Georgie Bevan, BBC East:
Nikki Fox @nikkijfox