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


Honorable Mentions 2019

Matilde Simas (USA)

Philippines: Girls as a commodity

Human trafficking didn’t end with the abolition of slavery, it has only taken on more modern forms.

Emilienne Malfatto (France)

Iraq: Fatma and Tiktum

A sensitive portrait of two sisters growing up in a rural region in Southern Iraq.

Roselena Ramistella (Italy)

Europe: Next generation

In the photo series with children the photographer has freely and associatively interpreted the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Sang Moo Han (South Korea)

Bangladesh: The hard school of life

Alaf was not able to finish second grade in his school in Dhaka, Bangladesh, because his parents needed him to earn money.

Gregg Segal (USA)

Four continents: What children eat
(when they have something to eat)

Kawakanih from Brazil is one of the children whose nutrition is part of a photo project.

Daniele Vita (Italy)

Italy: The legacy of mysteries

During the Holy Week, many Sicilian cities become stages for melancholic processions, in which children also take part.

Anas Alkharboutli (Syria)

Syria: Too colorful to be true? 

There are school busses in one of the last Syrian territories that has not yet been re-taken by government troops.

Mohammad Shahnewaz Khan (Bangladesh)

Bangladesh: Fallen stars

For most of the children from Bangladesh, it’s hard to shine.

Antonio Aragón Renuncio (Spain)

Burkina Faso: Resistance at the blackboard

In Burkina Faso, children organize themselves for substitute lessons that are conducted in secret.