25th Bayeux Award Calvados-Normandy for War Correspondents

Bayeux ·

08.10.18 → 14.10.18

From October 8 to 14, Bayeux hosts the 25th edition of the Bayeux Calvados-Normandy War Correspondents’ Prize. For one week, the City, the Department and the Region will be offering a stop on images of a world in perpetual turbulence, in the presence of 350 journalists from all over the world.
In a quarter of a century, this event, originally imagined for the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings, has established itself as the reference for a profession that likes to judge itself, to question itself and to pay tribute to the great reporters killed for having wanted to give the public access to free information. The event has also become a must for the educational world, which has found it to be a formidable tool for media education, and for the general public, who are increasingly numerous, open to the world and its con itsts and anxious to decipher their complexity.
To celebrate this anniversary, the Prix densi and its programming by adding an exhibition space and an evening around new forms of communication, and plunges into the roots of war reporting thanks to the exhibition event “Telling the War”. The 25th edition will be marked by its president, a world-renowned journalist and head of CNN’s international department: Christiane Amanpour.
Venezuela, Yemen, Libya, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq… The most publicized events and forgotten theaters of war will punctuate a program that will once again be very dense. On the menu: seven new exhibitions, three evening debates, West France encounters for middle and high school students on “forgotten conflicts that have marked the world”, the unveiling of a new stele at the Reporters’ Memorial, dozens of screenings, a book fair hosted by thirty or so writers, and countless school activities. So many opportunities to awaken one’s gaze and develop one’s critical mind.

JURY PRESIDENT: Christiane Amanpour

Telling War– Exhibition
Please Slow Freedom – Yuri Kozyrev – Exhibition
Yemen, The Unseen War – Olivier Laban-Mattei – Exhibition
Venezuela: The Collapse of a Dream – Oscar B. Castillo – Exhibition
Democratic Republic of Congro : Crisis in the Shadows – Colin Delfosse & Michele Sibiloni – Exhibition
Afghan Lives – Shah Marai – Exhbition
In the Kingdom of Rebels – Pascal Manoukian – Exhibition
Capharnaüm – Screening
Les Filles du soleil – Screening
Essensces of Iraq – Screening & Talk
Libya, Anatomy of a Crime – Screening & Talk
Grands Reporters Evening – Yemen, a War behind Closed Doors
Evening Award Ceremony
Book Fair
Reporters Memoraial – 2017-2018 Stele
The Rohingya, the Roots of Crisis – Round Table
The Stuggle against Disinformation in Syria – Round Table
IS, Inside the Monster’s Head – Documentary Screening
This is Congo – Documentary Screening
Under the Wire – Documentary Screening
Student Actions
Workshop Nikon – Le Manoir

Photo Trophy – Awarded by Nikon: Mahmud Hams / AFPClashes on Gaza’s border
Print Trophy – Awarded by the Department of Calvados: Kenneth R. Rosen / The Atavist Magazine – Iraq
Radio Trophy – Awarded by the D-Day Landing Committee: Gwendoline Debono / Europe 1Syria
Television Trophy – Awarded by Amensty International: Nima Elbagir, Alex Platt, Raja Razek / CNNLibya
Young Reporter Trophy (Print) – Awarded by Credit Agricole Normandie: Mushfiqul ALAMThe Great Exodus – Bangladesh
Video Image Trophy (Television and Grand Format Television – Sponsored by Arte / France24 / France Télévisions: Darren CONWAY / BBCMexico
Grand Format Television Trophy – Awarded by Scam:  Nicolas Bertrand & Thomas Donzel / France2Rohingya
Regional Prize for Students and Trainees of Normandy (Television): Stéphanie Perez, Nicolas Auer, Laetitia Niro / France2Iraq
Ouest-France – Jean-Philippe Rémy / Le Monde – Yemen
Public’s Choice Award (Photo) – Sponsored by the French Development Agency (AFD): Paula Bronstein / Getty Images ReportageThe Rohingyas crisis: a harrowing journey 

Photo credits

© Alam Mushfiqui
© Paula Bronstein / Getty Images Reportage
© Olivier Laban-Mattei / Myop for Le Monde
© Yuri Kozyrev / Noor
Photo In Front: © Mahmud Hams / AFP


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Program (pdf)