The Data Science Foundation, International Data Science Awards recognise best practice, innovation and excellence in data science and related disciplines. We invite entries from individuals, universities and both non-profit and commercial organisations. Entries must be submitted online via this website.
Entry page opens
Entry page closes
October 1 - 31
Categories - Individual
Data Scientist of the Year
Young Data Scientist of the Year
Outstanding Contribution to Data Science
Categories - Organisational
AI Innovation of the Year
Big Data for Social Good
Data Science Start-up
Data Science in Healthcare
Data Science in the Public Sector
Data Science Technology
Category - Combined
Data Science Writer of the Year*
* Data Science Writer of the Year. This award is presented to one of the ten category winners of the Data Science Writer of the Year Awards 2019 which are based on contributor and rating points accrued during the year. The awards recognise the contribution made by individuals who create and share data science knowledge and understanding. Members of the Data Science Foundation automatically participate in the Data Science Writer of the Year awards by publishing articles and papers on the Data Science Foundation website throughout the year. There is no entry fee to participate in this award.
Non-members who wish to participate in the awards will be asked to become members of the Data Science Foundation. Individual membership is free of charge. Organisational membership is paid on a voluntary basis. Once a member of the Foundation, you will gain access to all member pages and membership services including a dashboard to manage your membership details and publish articles and papers.
Supplier, Corporate and University members are eledgible to enter the awards listed as Organisational Awards. Individual and Associate members are eledgible to enter the awards listed as Individual Awards. All members are automatically entered into the Data Science Writer of the Year Awards when they publish information on this site.
An administration fee of £95 plus vat is charged per organisational award category entered. An administration fee of £65 plus vat is charged per individual awards category entered. A reduced entry fee of £35 plus vat is offered to registered charities and students. Multiple categories can be entered, but separate entry forms must be completed for each entry. The entry fee is non-refundable.
Terms and Conditions
Entries will be accepted online via the datascience.foundation website between March 11, 2019 and September 11, 2019
Supporting material should be uploaded at the time of entry
Awards Entry Fee. An administration fee of £95 plus vat is charged per organisational award entry. An administration fee of £65 plus vat is charged per individual award entry. Concessions are available. Multiple entries require multiple entry forms
There are 10 award categories, with one category ‘Data Science Writer of the Year’ connected to the Data Science Foundation ‘Contributor Competition’
Each winner will receive an Award Trophy.
There are no cash or other prizes for winning entries
The decision of the judges is final, appeals will not be considered
An individual or organisation may enter more than one award category
Non-members of the Data Science Foundation that wish to enter the awards will be asked to become members of the foundation. Individual membership is free of charge, organisational membership is paid on a voluntary basis
Entries received from organisations, must be received from or with the permission of a senior representative, e.g. director of the organisation with the relevant authority
Entries submitted without suitable authority or permission, or where this has been withdrawn, will not be included in the judging process. The administration fee paid will not be refunded
The names of winning individuals with photographs and the names of organisations with logos, along with the details of the type of award, how and why the award was won and other relevant information, will be published on the Data Science Foundation website, in communications, on social sites and other forms of promotional activity
Judges and representatives of the Data Science Foundation will not enter in to conversations related to entries prior to and post decision and will not provide individual feedback on entries
Entries should not include commercially sensitive information, any data that should not be disclosed to third parties or anything that might be considered privileged or private
All information included in an entry, except for contact details, may be made public
Entrants must agree to the International Data Science Awards Terms and Conditions
Entrants to the Young Data Scientist of the Year award must be under the age of 26 on 11 September 2019
All entrants will be contacted prior to judging, if the Data Science Foundation is unable to make contact with entrants to confirm details, that entrant will be removed from the judging process. The administration fee paid will not be refunded. It is the entrant's responsibility to ensure that contact details are correct
The Data Science Foundation cannot be held responsible for inaccurate entries, entries that have not been received, entries which have been lost or not included in the judging process for any reason. Proof of entry is not proof of receipt
Due to the international nature of the awards, there are no plans to hold an awards ceremony in November 2019
The names of the judges will be published prior to judging taking place. This may be subject to change
Individuals working for the Data Science Foundation, judges, people connected with the awards process, members of the Steering Group and Award Sponsors are not eligible to enter the awards
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.
The International Data Science Awards are owned and operated by the Data S. F. Ltd trading as the Data Science Foundation
The decision of the Data Science Foundation in all matters under its control is final and binding
The Data Science Foundation reserves the right at any time to modify or cancel, temporarily or permanently, any or all of the awards in the International Data Science Awards 2019, with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control.
The Data Science Foundation shall not be liable for any failure to comply with any of its obligations where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control
Details of the prize winners will be available after the closing date on this website or by contacting the Data Science Foundation