Results of the 25th Edition of the Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award

Palestinian Saber al-Ashkar (29) hurls rocks during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip as Palestinians demonstrate for the right to return to their historic homeland in what is now Israel. Gaza City (Palestine), May 11, 2018 © AFP Photo | Mahmud Hams

Palestinian Saber al-Ashkar (29) hurls rocks during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip as Palestinians demonstrate for the right to return to their historic homeland in what is now Israel.
Gaza City (Palestine), May 11, 2018
© AFP Photo | Mahmud Hams

Fifty war correspondents have gathered in Bayeux (France) on October 12 and 13 to debate and award trophies in the following categories: photo, print, radio, television, grand format television, young reporter – photo and video image. 

Three honorary awards have been attributed: the Regional Prize for Students and Trainees of Normandy (television), the Public’s Choice Award (photo) and the Ouest-France Jean Marin Prize (print).

The winners ot the 25th Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award for war correspondents are:

Photo Trophies (awarded by Nikon)

  • 1st prize: Mahmud Hams (AFP) – Clashes on Gaza’s Border (Palestine)
  • 2nd prize: Laurent van der Stockt (Le Monde) – The Old Town of Mosul: The Battle Against the Last Bastion of Daesh (Iraq)
  • 3rd prize: Juan Barreto (AFP) – Venezuela: Anti-Government Protests (Venezuela)

Print Trophies (awarded by the Department of Calvados)

  • 1st prize: Kenneth R. Rosen (Activist Magazine) – The Devil’s Henchmen (Iraq)
  • 2nd prize: Wolfgang Bauer (ZEITmagazin International) – The Poison of War (Sudan)
  • 3rd prize: Rukmini Callimachi (The New York Times) – The Daesh Method, or the Administration by Terror (Iraq)

Radio Trophies (awarded by the D-Day Landing Committee)

  • 1st prize: Gwendoline Debono (Europe 1) – Neither Prisoners Nor Refugees: Jihadist Wives in Syria (Syria)
  • 2nd prize: Julie Pietri (France Inter) – Rohingyas: The Hell of the Crossing (Bangladesh)
  • 3rd prize: Martin Patience (BBC) – Surviving a Syrian Snowstorm (Lebanon)

Television Trophies (awarded by Amnesty International)

  • 1st prize: : Nima Elbagir, Alex Platt and Raja Razek (CNN) – Libya Slave Auction (Libya)
  • 2nd prize: Clive Myrie and Darren Conway (BBC) – Mexico’s Drug War (Mexico)
  • 3rd prize: Jonathan Head and Daniel Bull (BBC) – Rohingya (Bangladesh)

Grand Format Television Trophy (awarded by SCAM)

  • Nicolas Bertrand and Thomas Donzel (France 2) – Rohingyas: The Damned of Burma (Myanmar and Bangladesh)

Young Reporter Trophy – Photo (sponsored by Capa Presse TV)

  • Mushfiqul Alam (freelancer) – The Great Exodus (Bangladesh)
Taken from The Great Exodus project © Mushfiqul Alam

Taken from The Great Exodus project
© Mushfiqul Alam

Video Image Trophy – Television and Grand Format Television (sponsored by BEW TV, ARTE, France 24)

  • Darren Conway (BBC) – Mexico’s Drug War (Mexico)

Regional Prize for Students and Trainees of Normandy – Television

  • Stéphanie Perez, Nicolas Auer and Laetitia Niro (France 2) – Lion Cubs of the Caliphate: Time Bombs? (Iraq)

Ouest-France Jean Marin Prize – Print

  • Jean-Philippe Remy (Le Monde) – Yemen at War (Yemen)

Public’s Choice Award – Photo (sponsored by the French Development Agency AFD)

  • Paula Bronstein (Getty Images Reportage) – The Rohingya Crisis: A Harrowing Journey (Bangladesh)
A Rohingya girl cries, traumatised after days of walking, with little sleep, as thousands of people fleeing from Myanmar are stranded in the scorching hot sun on a muddy rice field waiting to be allowed into the camps by Bangladeshi Border guards in Anjuman Para. Anjuman Par (Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh), October 16, 2017  © Paula Bronstein | Getty Images Reportage

A Rohingya girl cries, traumatised after days of walking, with little sleep, as thousands of people fleeing from Myanmar are stranded in the scorching hot sun on a muddy rice field waiting to be allowed into the camps by Bangladeshi Border guards in Anjuman Para.
Anjuman Par (Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh), October 16, 2017
© Paula Bronstein | Getty Images Reportage

“I am proud to be in Bayeux and to chair the international jury of the 25th Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award for war correspondents,” – said Christiane Amanpour, chairman of the jury. – “The entries were extremely powerful and of a very high quality. It was a pleasure to watch them with my colleagues, discuss them, debate and vote.”

The winners of the first places received prizes ranging from EUR 3,000 to EUR 7,000.