There’s so much incredible creativity and innovation in the field of data and information visualisation, we thought we might be cool to set up an awards.

The Information Is Beautiful Awards, in fact.

The idea is to reward practitioners, big and small, from anywhere in the world. And to celebrate, honour and generally trumpet great work and great contributions to this exciting and growing field.

Thanks to a generous sponsor, Kantar, we can run it as a non-profit venture and hand out decent-sized cash prizes to winners.

Also, excitingly, every month, we’ll be running visualisation challenges so everyone can have a chance to contribute.

Pop over and take a look. Tell us what you think.

You can follow our awards on Twitter, too.