With nominations closing this month, the RSS is looking for the numbers that tell the story of 2018 for our annual ‘Statistic of the Year’.
Any topic is welcome – the more interesting, the better. We welcome serious topics as well light-hearted ones, and nominations can be UK or International focused.
Nominations so far include statistics on plastic in the oceans, UK homelessness, the World Cup and the gender pay gap.
The deadline is 25 November 2018. Winners will be announced in December.
Our judges will read through the nominations, and will decide which ones can be crowned #StatOfTheYear. The ‘best of the rest’ will be awarded Highly Commended status.
The judging panel is chaired by RSS’s President, Sir David Spiegelhalter, while the other panel members are:
- Mark Easton – BBC News
- Dr Liberty Vittert – University of Glasgow
- Mona Chalabi – Guardian US
- Dame Jil Matheson – Former National Statistician
- Professor Diane Coyle – University of Cambridge
- Ben Page – Ipsos MORI
- Dr Jennifer Rogers – University of Oxford / RSS Vice-President
- Dr Gemma Tetlow – Institute for Government
'We had a very eclectic and enlightening list of winning and "highly commended" statistics last year, when we first launched this initiative,' says David Spiegelhalter. 'For Statistic of the Year 2018, I hope we’ll be able to announce an even more insightful set of statistics which will encapsulate some of the big issues of the year – showing how powerful and important statistics can be.'
Have a look at some of the nominations so far:
Make your nomination on our Statistic of the Year page.