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.
The ceremony will take place on Thursday 11th of October: we will have drinks and canapés from 7.30pm in the club room and continue with the awards presentation from 8pm in the Forum (invite only).
Last year’s keynote speech was delivered by Peter Bouckaert, Director of Emergencies at Human Rights Watch.
We were honoured to have Don McCullin as a special guest at the ceremony; he received The Frontline Club Tribute Award which is judged on a lifetime of work and is decided by the panel of judges:
Jon Lee Anderson, staff writer at The New Yorker
Kate Brooks, Photojournalist and Filmmaker
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
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 fourth 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 2017 Frontline Club Awards were sponsored by: