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


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Educational resources (EN)

Pädagogische Tipps Ressources (D)

Educatieve middelen (NL)

Result 2018

Since July 2018, 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 12,000 young people took part in the vote!

In France, schools from 59 departments participated: Ain, Allier, Ardèche, Ardennes, Aveyron, Charente, Charente Maritime, Cher, Cotes-D’Armor, Côte-D’Or, Creuse, Deux-Sèvres, Dordogne, Doubs, Drome, Essonne, Eure, Gironde, Haute-Garonne, Hautes-Alpes, Haute-Savoie, Hautes-Pyrénées, Hauts-De-Seine, Ille-et-Vilaine, Indre-Et-Loire, Isère, Jura, Landes, Loire, Loire-Atlantique, Loiret, Loir-Et-Cher, Maine-Et-Loire, Manche, Mayenne, Meuse, Morbihan, Moselle, Nord, Orne, Pas-De-Calais, Puy-De-Dôme, Pyrénées Orientales, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Rhône, Saône-Et-Loire, Savoie, Seine-Et-Marne, Seine-Maritime, Seine-Saint-Denis, Tarn, Tarn Et Garonne, Val-De-Marne, Val-d’Oise, Var, Vaucluse, Vendée, Yonne, Yvelines.

Over seas, schools of Reunion have also voted. Finally, Germany, the United States (Dallas), Italy, Tunisia, the Netherlands and Lithuania are among the countries which participated in the operation.

French and foreign students voted  for photo #4 taken in Moscow (Russia) by Franck FIFE for AFP. A photo, taken on July 15, 2018, showing France’s forward Kylian Mbappé kissing the World Cup trophy after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match versus Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium.

Franck FIFE, for the AFP, wins Gaze into the mind of 15 year olds 2018.

Winning photo in 2018 – © AFP / Franck FIFE: July 15, 2018 – Moscow, Russia – France’s forward Kylian Mbappé kisses the World Cup trophy after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match versus Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium.

Franck FIFE: “I am delighted to receive the support of thousands of college students, but not surprised that their choice is the idol of the “two stars” generation. Nobody expected! When the storm hit the stadium, none of us were equipped accordingly. From memory, it was the first time I took a shower of nearly an hour and a half; without interruption.”



Claire Beauruel
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