Open Data Awards: shortlists announced

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The shortlisted nominations for the 2015 Open Data Awards have been announced.

Given the exceptionally high standard of nominations across the awards' five categories, shortlisting this year was very difficult.

Keren Bowman, Events manager at the ODI said

"The Open Data Awards aim to recognise those special individuals and organisations that work tirelessly to promote open data. They are providing with some of the most inspirational and innovative uses of open data across a variety of industries and the evening is all about showcasing excellence in open data from across the world."

All nominees, which can be explored and downloaded in full on the Open Data Awards website, demonstrate some great examples of open data being used to innovate and bring diverse social, environmental and economic benefits around the world.

The shortlists are now with our nine judges, who have the unenviable task of ranking the finalists, to be announced on 23 June.

The winners will be announced by our founders, Sirs Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt at the Open Data Awards ceremony at Bloomberg's Finsbury Square office on 9 July. Watch this space for ticket sales.