DH Awards 2022 – Statistics

As part of DH Awards 2022 we collected a variety of statistics. These included optional ones collected on the nominations and voting where users chose to submit them. 

Nomination Statistics

Nominations are removed if they are duplicates of something already nominated (most common), are not in any way loosely ‘DH’, the nominations committee can’t find any sign of update/release/modification that year, or if the resource owner requests to be removed. Also they may be removed if it is behind a paywall or members of the public can not get access to it.  Mostly, however, it is duplicates, and indeed, people confusing nominating with voting.

Nominations Submitted  150
Nominations Accepted  113

Ballot Statistics

Ballots are only removed where it is evident that someone has voted multiple times. The rule of thumb is that if they have voted 2 or 3 times (e.g. using the same email address) then we’ll assume it is an accident and take the last ballot cast. If they have voted over 3 times, we remove all of their votes. In general it is mostly people sometimes accidentally forgetting whether they have voted already.

Ballots Submitted  2877
Ballots Accepted  2794

Optional Statistics on Nomination / Voting Form


The nomination and voting form asked “What is your gender? (Optional)” and instead of limiting it to a small set of choices of Male/Female/Other we gave multiple standard gender identities and related categories and enabled people to select more than one. The question was optional and there was no requirement to answer it. 

(Optional) What is your current gender identity?

Nominations Voting
Female 51 1110
Male 57 739
I do not wish to answer (you do not have to, this question is optional) 21 64
Non-binary 1 13
Genderfluid 1 5
Questioning or Unsure   4
Agender   3
Other   3
Transgender   2
Female, I do not wish to answer (you do not have to, this question is optional)
Female, Non-binary, I do not wish to answer (you do not have to, this question is optional)
Female, Questioning or Unsure   1
Genderfluid, Non-binary   1
I do not wish to answer (you do not have to, this question is optional), Female
Male, Female   1
Male, Questioning or Unsure, I do not wish to answer (you do not have to, this question is optional)
Non-binary, Female 6 1
Questioning or Unsure, Genderfluid   1
Questioning or Unsure, Non-binary   1
Non-binary, Agender 1  


Those making nominations and voting were also asked “What is your current country of residence? (Optional)”. This is a clearer demographic marker of whether we’re expanding our international population of voters than asking “Where they are from/born/etc.” since people move around so where they are born often has little to do with the community of which they are now a part. These are normalised to ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 codes.

(Optional) Current country of residence?

Nominations Voting
ALB   4
ARG 2 3
AUS 3 9
AUT 3 31
BEL 4 86
BRA 3 5
CAN 4 85
CHE   9
CHL   2
CHN 2 8
COD   1
COL   1
CYP 1 5
CZE   3
DEU 9 40
DNK   2
DZA   1
EGY   5
ESP 2 7
FIN   2
FRA 3 58
GBR 23 96
GRC 5 692
GTM   1
HKG 1 13
HRV   2
HUN 2 51
IND 4 6
IRL   2
ISR 1 2
ITA 4 144
JPN 5 3
LBN   3
LKA   7
LUX   2
MEX 2 39
MKD   1
MYS   2
NLD 2 14
NOR   2
NZL   6
PHL   1
POL 2 5
PRT 1 8
ROU   1
RUS   1
SAU   1
SGP   7
SRB   2
SVN   2
SWE   8
TWN   1
UAE   2
URY   1
USA 36 257
ZAF 3 2


Note: For disputed areas (like Taiwan) I’ve tried to use use 3-letter code for Taiwan where it exists. Where multiple countries are listed, I’ve taken the first one. Apologies if in cleansing the data I’ve flattened anyone’s national self-determination. 


In the optional demographic questions we ask what type of job people have. This has been to see what constituencies are most involved in DH Awards. There is so much individual variation that a normalised list isn’t useful, but a word cloud shows some predictable professions leading significantly. The comparison is case insensitive, and removing all punctuation and spaces. 


Word Cloud of Nominator Professions (Optional)


Word Cloud of voter professions (optional)


If you make use of any of these statistics we’d appreciate it if you got in touch.