27th Bayeux Award Calvados-Normandy for War Correspondents

05.10.20 → 11.10.20

From October 5 to 11, Bayeux is hosting the 27th edition of the Bayeux Calvados-Normandie Prize for War Correspondents. A tribute to the work and commitment of great reporters. It is also an opportunity for meetings and exchanges with the public. It’s a big pen of The Guardian and The Observer who will preside over the jury’s work this year: Ed Vulliamy has been a war correspondent in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and many other conflict zones. Recognized for his work and for his books on several occasions, he has notably received the Amnesty International prize for his commitment to human rights. One foot in Europe and the other across the Atlantic, he has also produced numerous reports on organized crime, in Italy or on the American-Mexican border.

For a week, international news is at the heart of many meetings in Bayeux: new exhibitions, debate evenings, documentary screenings, book fair, school meetings. Meetings, exchanges between the public and major reporters. Meet from 5 to 11 October around these women and men in the field who, through their reports, testify daily to the violence of the world.


Imagine: Reflections on Peace – Exhibition
Through the Looking Glass – Damir Sagolj – Exhibition
Vadim, or Through the Eyes of a Fixer – Exhibition
From Santiago to Hong Kong – Exhibition
Libya: Tipping Points – Exhibition
9 Days in Raqqa – Movie Screening
Official Secrets – Movie Screening
The Afghans, abandoned in the name of peace – Screening
Battle for Hong Kong – Screening
Special Correspondent’s Reception – What are the issues in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel?
Award Ceremony
Reporter’s Memorial – 2019-2020 Stele
Migrants trapped in Libya: no way out? – Round Table
Water-Land-Population: an impossible equation in the Sahel? – Round Table
Arms, the crux of war – Round Table
Book Fair & Media Forum
We Hold the Line – Screening
#387 – Screening
Workshop Nikon – Le Manoir
Student Actions

Photo Trophy – Awarded by Nikon: Lorenzo Tugnoli / Contrasto for The Washington PostAfghanistan
Print Trophy – Awarded by the Department of Calvados: Allan Kaval / Le MondeSyria
Radio Trophy – Awarded by the D-Day Landing Committee: Sonia Ghezali & Wahlah Shahzaib / RFIAfghanistan
Television Trophy – Awarded by Amensty International: John Sudworth & Wang Xiping / BBCChina
Grand Format Television Trophy – Awarded by the City of Bayeux: Suzanne Allant, Yamaan Khatib & Fadi Al-Halabi / Découpages pour Arte ReportageSyria
Young Reporter Trophy (Photo) – Awarded by Credit Agricole Normandie: Anas Alkharboutli / DPASyria
Video Image Trophy (Television and Grand Format Television – Sponsored by Arte / France24 / France Télévisions: Olivier Jobard / Arte pour France24Yemen
Regional Prize for Students and Trainees of Normandy (Television): John Sudworth & Wang Xiping / BBCLes familles Ouïghoures
Ouest-France – Jean Marin Prize (Print): Allan Kaval / Le MondeSyria
Public’s Choice Award (Photo) – Sponsored by the French Development Agency (AFD): Anthony Wallace / AFPHong Kong, une révolte populaire

Photo credits

© Almeida Nelson / AFP
© Anthony Wallace / AFP
© Anas Alkhaboutti / DPA
© Lorenzo Tugnoli / Contrasto for The Washington Post


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The 27th Program (pdf)

The winner of the REGARD DES JEUNES DE 15 ANS (pdf, in French only)