GAZE INTO THE MIND OF 15 YEAR OLDS

From the 7th to the 13th of October, war correspondents – professionals from all over the world who have set themselves the mission of telling their stories from the war – will be honored for the 26th consecutive year with the Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award. This event will also be the first highlight of the school year for many secondary school students and youth organizations…

Among a collection of photographs carefully chosen by the AFP (Agence France-Presse), young people vote for the picture that, in their opinion, comes closest to representing our world today. This activity takes place at school, or in their youth organization at the beginning of the school year (September). Thanks to an online platform created by Nikon, secondary school students and young people who participate in the activities of youth organizations from all over the world can now vote online, giving this project a true perspective!

Schedule 2019

Summer 2019

Online posting of the 20 photos, selected by the AFP, and opening of the voting platform

Thursday 3rd October 2019:

Closure of the votes at 5 p.m.

Tuesday 8th October 2019

Announcement of the result during the AFP meeting with junior high school students from the Calvados Department

The result of the operation 2018 “Gaze into the minds of  15 years-old” was announced on Tuesday 9th of October. To see the unveiling of the winning photo, go to the Facebook page of the Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award!

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Selection 2019

Discover the 2019 selection

Download the captions of the 2019 selection: English / French
Download the 2019 contact sheet to help you to collect your students’ votes

Resources

Coming soon

Educational resources (EN)

Pädagogische Tipps Ressources (D)

Educatieve middelen (NL)

Result 2019

Since July, all around the world, teachers are working with their pupils on the selection of Gaze into the mind of 15 year olds. This year, more than 10,500 young people took part in the vote!

In France, schools from 41 departments participated: Ain, Ardennes, Charente, Charente-Maritime, Côtes-d’Armor, Dordogne, Drôme, Eure, Haute-Garonne, Ille-et-Vilaine, Indre-et-Loire, Isère, Jura, Landes, Loire, Loire-Atlantique, Lozère, Manche, Mayenne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Morbihan, Nièvre, Nord, Orne, Pas-de-Calais, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Rhône, Saône-et-Loire, Sarthe, Savoie, Seine-et-Marne, Seine-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres, Tarn, Vendée, Vosges, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-De-Marne, Val-D’oise.

Over seas, schools of New Caledonia and Martinique have also voted. Germany, Tunisia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Paraguay and Norway are among the countries which participated in the operation.

French and foreign students voted (42,8%) for photo #5 taken in Novaya Zemlya archipelago (Russian Federation) by Alexander GRIR for AFP. A photo, taken on October 31, 2018, showing polar bears feeding at a garbage dump on the remote Russian northern Novaya Zemlya archipelago, a tightly-controlled military area where a village declared a state of emergency in February after dozens of bears were seen entering homes and public buildings.

Alexander GRIR, for the AFP, wins Gaze into the mind of 15 year olds 2019.

Winning photo in 2019 – © AFP / Alexander GRIR: October 31, 2018 – Novaya Zemlya archipelago, Russian Federation – Polar bears feed at a garbage dump on the remote Russian northern Novaya Zemlya archipelago, a tightly-controlled military area where a village declared a state of emergency in February after dozens of bears were seen entering homes and public buildings.

Reaction of Marielle Eudes, AFP Director of Photography: “Will it get used to seeing wandering polar bears, hungry, rummaging through garbage? Incursions are increasing in northern Russia as their habitat and food supply is degraded by climate change and melting ice. We saw this year on the outskirts of cities, as in Norilsk where one of them wander several days.”

Andreas SOLARO’s photo of protesters waving placards and a tarpaulin bearing the image of young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg at a protest in Rome against global warming came in second with 10.2% of the vote.

The photo of Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT of the arrow and the bell tower of Notre-Dame en feu, taken on April 15, 2019 in Paris, closes the podium with 6.2% of the votes.

If the goal of the device is to allow each student of 3rd to look at the news throughout the world, it is also and above all to take the pulse of a generation that will make the democracy of tomorrow, guarantor of freedom!

Contact

Organisation

Claire Beauruel
cbeauruel@mairie-bayeux.fr
33 (0)6 70 01 56 48

Accompagnement pédagogique

Emmanuelle Griffon
Déléguée académique éducation aux médias et à l’information
Rectorat de l’académie de Caen
emmanuelle.griffon@ac-caen.fr