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The 2018 Awards

Fallujah, Iraq, 2016. © Paolo Pellegrin, 2016 winner for photojournalism.

Important Dates

  • 14 May: submissions open
  • 31 August: submissions close
  • 28 September: shortlist announced
  • 11 October : awards ceremony

The Frontline Club Awards seek to recognise new emerging talents and established names who have shown integrity, courage and independent spirit in their work. Nominees are invited to submit published work in one of the three categories: photojournalism, broadcast and print.

2018 AWARDS 

This year’s keynote speech was delivered by Dorothy Byrne, Head of News and Current Affairs, Channel 4 Television.

Both Shahidul Alam and Stanley Greene were awarded Frontline Club Tribute Awards. These are given in recognition of their exceptional contribution to reporting and the impact that they have had as an example to others.

The 2018 winners were:

BroadcastOlivier Sarbil & James Jones, for The Fight for Mosul, for Channel 4.

PrintChristina Goldbaum, for Strong Evidence that U.S. Special Forces Massacred Civilians in Somalia, for The Daily Beast. With a Special Mention to Carole Cadwalladr,  for The Cambridge Analytical Files.

PhotojournalismKhalil Hamra, for Gaza Protests Driven by Desperation, for AP.

The 2018 panel of judges were:

Jon Lee Anderson, staff writer at The New Yorker
Kate Brooks, Photojournalist and Filmmaker
Andrea Bruce, Documentary Photographer
Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent at The Independent
Carlotta Gall, Correspondent for The New York Times
Elizabeth C Jones, Freelance journalist and filmmaker
Gary Knight, Photographer and Co-founder of the VII Photo agency
David Loyn, BBC Afghanistan correspondent
Catherine Philp, Diplomatic Correspondent of The Times 
Ramita Navai, Foreign affairs journalist, documentary producer and author
Aidan Sullivan, Vice President photo assignments Getty Images
Jeremy Bowen, BBC Middle East editor
Vaughan Smith, founder of the Frontline Club and independent cameraman

For a fifth year we were delighted to include The Richard Beeston Bursary in our ceremony. This award of £6,000 is for an aspiring British or UK-based foreign correspondent to spend six weeks abroad, researching and reporting on a foreign news story, in association with The Times newspaper. A further award of £6,000 is available to a young journalist based in Israel, Lebanon or the Palestinian territories to undertake a six-week fellowship on The Times foreign desk in London. Applicants should have at least two years journalistic experience, be under the age of 30 on the application closing date and have a professional command of English. For more information on how to apply for the bursary and past winners click here.

The 2018 Frontline Club Awards were sponsored by:

Canona