In addition to the winning photo series, the independent jury also awarded six honorable mentions. The stories show children from many different countries all over the world.


Honorable Mentions 2014

Abdollah Heidari (Iran)

Iran: Giving children their faces back!

The Iranian photographer Abdollah Heidari reports on the survivors of the biggest firing event in Iranian schools. The girls wish regain their previous face.

Aitor Lara (Spain)

Spain: The backyard of a sunny country

The stories depicted in the photographs of Aitor Lara, Spain, make clear that poverty and social exclusion affect thousands of Spanish children.

An-Sofie Kesteleyn (Belgium)

USA: My first rifle

A Portrait series by An-Sofie Kesteleyn from Belgium: Girls and boys in the US posing with guns especially designed for kids.

Åsa Sjöström (Sweden)

Moldova: Born in the borderlands

A childhood in the villages of Moldova, the poorest country in Europe, may remind to the 1950s in Western countries.

Ilana Panich-Linsman (USA)

USA: My dream of fame

11-year-old Emily is one of millions of girls in the USA who have already succumbed to the temptations of the beauty industry.

Meeri Koutaniemi (Finland)

Kenya: Robbed of pleasure and joy

Meeri Koutaniemi has filed a report about the stepsisters Nasirian and Isina, members of the Maasai tribe and victims of a brutal archaic tradition: Female genital mutilation/cutting.