The Shortlist of the Children Peace Image of the Year Award 2017
- The Children Peace Image of the Year Award 2017 received 1960 images!
The call for children under the age of 14 under the umbrella of human rights activist Waries Dirie and Jan Schmolling, managing director of Deutscher Jugendfotopreis, was answered in 137 countries. 1.960 photographs have been submitted. Most images have been sent from Lithuania, Croatia, Romania, Ukraine and Germany.
THANK YOU ALL!
In an anonymous voting process the international jury voted for the Children Peace Image of the Year and created a shortlist of 28 entries.
The winner of the Children Peace Image of the Year was immediately informed and invited to travel to Vienna to attend the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2017 ceremony on 14 September 2017.
The winning image will be on display for one year at the Austrian Parliament and will be included in the permanent art collection of the Austrian Parliament. The winner will receive € 1.000.
The winning image will be publicly announced on 14 September 2017.
The shortlist is in alphabetical order. SHORTLIST Children Peace Image of the Year
Click on a title to see the images. And so, we are free! Oluwa Semilore Olusegun
Ansichten des Friedens Jimmy Thienel
Balance Photo group „Balance“ / Olga Galushina
Black sheep Sonja Schulz
Brüderfrieden Fabian Bräkow
Country air Mila Yolanda Unruh
Das Friedenslicht Photo group „Energie“ / Johannes Kuschnig
Dont destroy the nature. Lana Widera
E S C A P E Henrike Hänsch
Farben des Friedens Mads Clasen
Freunde sind für einen da Photo group „LIRALE“ / Lina Momsen
Frieden-peace Photo group „Liebfrauenschule Diessen“
Friends Maxi Hoetzeldt
Im Namen der Rose Photo group „Friedenslicht“ / Ashley Kuster
International friendship Photo group „International friendship“ / Emma Kohnen
It is happiness to be a child Photo group „Poltava“ / Khrystyna Roy
Live, laugh, love Svea Poell
Music Maxi Hoetzeldt
Old and young in peace Stefanie Strobl
Peace cake Rian Shah
Peace in family Anja van Haentjens
Rocks as a symbol of peace Lara Königsmayr
Try to fly - it‘s your life Photo group „F+V Team“ / Freya Rosenthal
Untitled Photo group „VIG Summercamp“ / Ana Maria Enea
Untitled Photo group „VIG Summercamp“ / Dušan Borovina
Untitled Photo group „VIG Summercamp“ / Lenka Slaninova
Was ist schon Frieden? Photo group „GUARTO“ / Nelly Stein
Zusammenhalt Photo group „AG Foto Gymnasium Dresden-Klotzsche“ / Leoni Kipka
- Oluwa Semilore Olusegun, Nigeria
And so, we are free!
My two sisters and I were faced with the trauma of seeing our father beat our mother. Seeing our mother sad made us unhappy. The situation made us lack many things our friends and cousins had. Sometimes we did not go to school nor eat. We became very afraid of our father. We wanted freedom. Freedom to be happy to do everything other children do. One day our father told our mother that he was leaving us and her. We were glad he left, because now we are very happy; free from the trauma my father made us experience. So, with the camera I got from my grandmother and with my mother’s phone camera, feeling free, I love to take my sisters' snapshots everywhere we go. To me, this is what peace means...FREEDOM FROM UNHAPPINESS
Photos by Oluwa Semilore Olusegun
- Jimmy Thienel, Germany
Ansichten des Friedens / Views of peace
Mein Name ist Jimmy und ich bin 12 Jahre alt. Ich fotografiere mit einer Canon 450d und meine Bilder sind unbearbeitet. Für jedes Lebewesen auf unserer Erde bedeutet Frieden etwas anderes. Frieden bedeutet für mich in Freiheit zu leben, Liebe für Mensch, Tier & Natur zu empfinden, Lebenslust zu spüren, keinen Krieg zu erleben, glückliches Zusammensein zu erfahren, tolerant gegenüber anderen zu sein, seine Umgebung und seine Mitmenschen zu achten, Momente zu nutzen und sich auch über Kleinigkeiten zu freuen. Auch würde nutzbarer Boden und Wasser für alle Lebewesen viel Frieden für die Welt bringen. Das Bild Hoffen auf Frieden fotografierte ich aus dem Kriegs- und Liebestagebuch meines Urgroßvaters an meine Urgroßmutter. My name is Jimmy and I am 12 years old. I used a Canon 450d to take my pictures and I have not edited them. Peace means something different for each being on our planet. Peace for me means living in freedom, feeling love for humans, animals and nature, experiencing joy of life and no war, being happy together with others and tolerant towards them, respecting my environment and my fellow human beings, enjoying the moment and even little things. Also: usable land and water for all beings would bring much peace for the world. I photographed the picture Hoping for Peace from the war-and-love diary of my great-grandfather to my great-grandmother.
Photos by Jimmy Thienel
- Photo group „Balance“ / Olga Galushina, Uzbekistan
Peace - it’s like a wheel, when you push it forward the wheel starts to spin. Smooth and calm, the movement of the wheel is like a green light in our world. The wheel continues until it meets with something that will make it hard to spin. When this happens, eventually the wheel will stop. It’s something hiding in the dark shades. We don’t know what and when it will happen. When everything goes the way it’s supposed to be, the wheel stays on the bright side. When something gets out of control, the wheel crosses the line between peace and war. The hopes and believes are for the wheel to stay on the light side, to make peace happen. Make the right choices and keep the wheel on the bright side.
Photos by Photo group „Balance“ / Olga Galushina
- Sonja Schulz, Germany
Black sheep are a symbol of standing outside the community. My picture shows that we can also like such black sheep.
Photo by Sonja Schulz
- Fabian Bräkow, Germany
Brüderfrieden / Brotherly peace
Frieden ist, mit seinem Bruder zusammen die Welt zu entdecken. Peace is discovering the world together with your brother.
Photo by Fabian Bräkow
- Mila Yolanda Unruh, Italy
I am 7 years old and live in the big city of Rome. My grandparents live in the countryside in Germany. Unfortunately I can visit them only twice a year. But every time my family is visiting them, we enjoy the country air a lot. This summer my one-year-old brother explored the garden and nature and enjoyed it so much! (Single photo selected by jury)
Photo by Mila Yolanda Unruh
- Photo group „Energie“ / Johannes Kuschnig, Austria
Das Friedenslicht / Peace light
Alpen-Adria-Gymnasium Völkermarkt, 11 Jahre / Das Bewusstsein und der Körper des Menschen haben viele Erfahrungen erlebt, das Licht findet und sucht sich den Weg der momentanen Heilungsmöglichkeit. Die individuelle und authentische Entwicklung ist Voraussetzung. Die Wirkung des Lichts wird über Körperempfindungen, Gefühle, Gedanken individuell wahrgenommen. Alpen-Adria-Gymnasium Völkermarkt, 11 Jahre / The consciousness and the body of any human being have lived through many experiences, light searches and finds the path of current possiblities of healing. Individual and authentic development is a precondition. The effect of light is experienced individually via bodily sensations, emotions, thoughts. (Single image selected by jury)
Photos by Photo group „Energie“ / Johannes Kuschnig
- Lana Widera, Germany
Dont destroy the nature.
It's my life. I feel good with flowers. Selfie in my grandma's garden. I'm Lana from Berlin and I am 9 years old.
Photo by Lana Widera
- Henrike Hänsch, Germany
E S C A P E
Escape from reality or into the right reality? Who knows.
Photo by Henrike Hänsch
- Mads Clasen, Germany
Farben des Friedens / Colours of peace
Meine Fotos sollen die unterschiedlichen Seiten des Friedens zeigen. My photos aim to show the different facets of peace.
Photos by Mads Clasen
- Photo group „LIRALE“ / Lina Momsen, Germany
Freunde sind für einen da / Friends are there for each other
Alfred Fried Photography Award 2017 – Children Peace Image of the Year 2017
Lina Momsen – photo group LIRALE, Germany
Freunde sind für einen da / Friends are there for each other If somebody is only a shadow of his former self it usually is a bad sign. However, the Lina Momsen and her friends’ play with shadows is supposed to express something totally different. They wrote that they were looking for ‘peaceful forms’ for what connects them. For forms through which they can express that peace means for them not to have to scramble through life on one’s own, but to have friends. Hand in hand and in a heartfelt way. Carefree and happy, in harmony or a bit crazy. Lina Momsen from Hamburg and her friends who call themselves ‘LIRALE group’ were chosen out of the 1,900 contributions from 137 countries and 28 finalists to be awarded the Children Peace Image of the Year which is awarded for the first time this year in cooperation with the German Youth Photography Award as part of the Alfred Fried Photography Award. Peace-making friendships are the central theme of a large number of the photographs sent in by the boys and girls under the age of 14.
Photos by Photo group „LIRALE“ / Lina Momsen
- Photo group „Liebfrauenschule Diessen“, Germany
We made a photo session about happiness and peace in our little city near lake Ammersee. Young people – like we are – would like to show their feelings and are interested in different things – they find them everywhere. We love nature, our city, weird old things, ice-cream, friends, fashion, freedom and peace!
Photos by Photo group „LIRALE“ / Lina Momsen
- Maxi Hoetzeldt, Germany
Making memories with you is my favourite thing to do.
Photos by Maxi Hoetzeldt
- Photo group „Friedenslicht“ / Ashley Kuster, Austria
Im Namen der Rose / In the name of the rose
Alpen-Adria-Gymnasium Völkermarkt, 11 Jahre / Heilige Quelle wende Dich mir zu. Und gib mir die Einsicht, die ich brauche, um im Lichte zu heilen und zu wachsen. Heilende Wirkung des Lichts, lehre mich dich aufzunehmen und deine Wirkung zu sehen und zu erleben. Ich habe den Mut, ich kämpfe gegen die Angst, das Licht zu spüren und wahrzunehmen. Das Licht hilft dir, schwierige Phasen durchzuarbeiten. Das wahre Licht bringt dich in die Realität und Wahrheit deines Seins. Im Namen der Rose. Danke, dass ich das erleben darf. Alpen-Adria-Gymnasium Völkermarkt, 11 Jahre / Holy spring, turn to me. Give me the insight I need to heal in light and to grow. Healing power of light, teach me to receive you and to see and experience your work. I have the courage, I fight against the fear, to feel the light and become aware of it. The light helps you to get through difficult periods. The true light takes you into the reality and truth of your being. In the name of the rose. I am grateful to experience this.
Photos by Photo group „Friedenslicht“ / Ashley Kuster
- Photo group „International friendship“ / Emma Kohnen, Germany
Sharing cultures and making friends all over the world is a big sign of peace for us. Our pictures shows real friendship between different cultures.
Photos by Photo group „International friendship“ / Emma Kohnen
- Photo group „Poltava“ / Khrystyna Roy, Ukraine
It is happiness to be a child
It is happiness to be a child - so think I and my smaller brothers. We like to play together and assist each other. Also, together we help our parents. Together is always better and easier throughout.
Photos by Photo group „Poltava“ / Khrystyna Roy
- Svea Poell, Germany
Live, laugh, love
Beautiful days with friends in nature are the best days.
Photos by Svea Poell
- Maxi Hoetzeldt, Germany
Music is a peace of art that enters the ears and goes straight to the heart.
Photo by Maxi Hoetzeldt
- Stefanie Strobl, Austria
Old and young in peace
Being together with the older generation is not always easy, but it can also offer great joy, peace and happiness. Grandpa and grandma care for their grandchild and get many beautiful moments back.
Photo by Stefanie Strobl
- Rian Shah, United Kingdom
Cake brings people together. This is food for peace. I made this cake and wanted to share my photograph of it with you. Rian Shah, UK, six years old.
Photo by Rian Shah
- Anja van Haentjens, Austria
Peace in the family
This picture shows my family and me forming the peace sign. The underlying idea of the photograph is that families are the foundation of any society, and thus, if there is peace in families, there is peace in the world.
Photo by Anja van Haentjens
- Lara Königsmayr, Austria
Rocks as a symbol of peace
In this photo series I photographed rocks in different positions and with different backgrounds. My idea was that a rock is the symbol for peace and for the power to outlast everything - even war. My pictures are very simple - just stones and nature - but they should express that anyone can create peace! No matter what age or social class, whether poor or rich. Yet I have not described the photos in more detail, because I want everyone to interpret them by themselves. So please try, because every interpretation is right!
Photo by Lara Königsmayr
- Photo group „F+V Team“ / Freya Rosenthal, Germany
Try to fly – it's your life
All people are the same. All people have equal rights. No people should be oppressed. All people should be free and live in peace.
Photos by Photo group „F+V Team“ / Freya Rosenthal
- Photo group „VIG Summercamp“ / Ana Maria Enea, Romania
Photo by Photo group „VIG Summercamp“ / Ana Maria Enea
- Photo group „VIG Summercamp“ / Dušan Borovina, Serbia
Sport is peace.
Photo by Photo group „VIG Summercamp“ / Dušan Borovina
- Photo group „VIG Summercamp“ / Lenka Slaninova, Czech Republic
Photo by Photo group „VIG Summercamp“ / Lenka Slaninova
- Photo group „GUARTO“ / Nelly Stein, Germany
Was ist schon Frieden? / What of peace?
'Mit der Welt spielt man nicht!', 'die Friedenstaube', 'von Freiheit' all das sind Assoziationen der Photogruppe GUARTO zum Thema Frieden...die Kids aus der Klasse 6 und 7 entwickelten eine assoziative Fotoserie. 'Don't play with the world, The peace dove, Of freedom' - all these are associations of photo group GUARTO on the theme of peace. The kids from the 6th and 7th form developed a photo series of associatons.
Photos by Photo group „GUARTO“ / Nelly Stein
- Photo group „AG Foto Gymnasium Dresden-Klotzsche“ / Leoni Kipka, Germany
Zusammenhalt / Solidarity
Mit Freunden und immer jemandem an der Seite ist man glücklich. Und Glück ist auch eine Art von Frieden. In the company of friends and always with someone at your side you are happy. And happiness is a kind of peace.
Photos by Photo group „AG Foto Gymnasium Dresden-Klotzsche“ / Leoni Kipka