The competition will run until the end of January, and is supported by the team and a site we have set up to power it: You can create and format your charts at the Nugget site, or any other open source data visualisation tool. Once your essay is ready you can publish it on the blogging tool Medium.

The idea behind the support is that Nugget will give you the real life experience and resources—a research team and a copy editor—that a professional journalist or analyst would have. We want to give you the tools and the confidence to get your best argument out there

During the competition the team will support you in two ways:



First, once you have decided on your subject you may ask one question about where to get data from.


Each entrant can ask for feedback on their draft essay once. (Your essay on the Nugget site is free for you to edit and change as you like