UNICEF Photo of the Year 2023


Each year since 2000, UNICEF Germany has awarded the “UNICEF Photo of the Year Award” to photos and photo series that best depict the personality and living conditions of children worldwide in an outstanding manner.

Patryk Jaracz wins the competition in 2023. The winning picture by the Polish photographer shows a moment of lightheartedness under the black clouds of war, in a meadow in the north-west of Ukraine. It is a symbol of children’s resilience and joy that break through the darkness of global wars, conflicts, and disasters like a ray of light.

An independent jury decides upon the winner.

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