Since 1994, the city of Bayeux, associated with the Department of Calvados and the Normandy Region, organizes this award designed to pay tribute to journalists who practice their profession in dangerous conditions to allow us to access free information.
This event tied to French and foreign media, is committed to offer, for a week, a window open to international news through exhibitions, theme nights, screenings, a book fair, a media forum, meetings with schoolchildren, … and of course a closing evening which rewards the winners of the different categories of reportages (photography, television, radio, print media …).
In perpetual evolution, the Bayeux Calvados-Normandie Prize remains above all a public meeting in the heart of Bayeux.
Gary Knight, President of the Jury
26th edition – October 7 to 13, 2019
He is one of the most seasoned war photographers of our time who will preside over the jury this year. Gary Knight’s photos were published by Newsweek, Time, The Sunday Times, The New York Times, Paris Match, Stern, and National Geographic. His work has been exhibited around the world, and is part of the collections of several museums. Gary Knight is also co-founder and director of the Agency VII.
SEND YOUR REPORTAGE UNTIL JUNE 7TH.
Photo, radio, television and print media reporting on a conflict situation or a news item concerning the defense of freedoms and democracy
must be sent until June 7th for the 2019 selection.
They must have been made between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019, and compete each for a grant of 7000 €.
Young Reporter Award. In 2019: the category concerned is the print media. As this is a different category depending on the year, the report presented must be made between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2019.
OCTOBER 7-13, 2019
Participation file available on request or at www.prixbayeux.org
The 2019 visual is a photo from the 2018 winning report. This photograph taken by Mahmud Hams from Agence France-Presse (AFP), was part of his report shot in Gaza between February and May 2018.
Mahmud Hams, 38, holds a degree from the Islamic University of Gaza in journalism and information. He joined Agence France-Presse in 2003 and covers day-to-day current affairs in the Gaza Strip and occasionally in Libya and Egypt. He has received many international awards including the Bayeux award in 2007 and 2018.