Gabriella Angotti-Jones (City College of San Francisco)
Gold | General News
Kyle Stewart (in blue) punches an anti-Trump protester during a pro-Trump rally at the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park on Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. The man restraining the protester is seen blocking a punch from another anti-Trump protester. At least ten people were arrested after numerous clashes between Donald Trump supporters and protesters erupted.
Troy Enekvist (Mid Sweden University)
Silver | General News
Inauguration protests 2
Protest against Donald Trump in the night after Trump's inauguration. Outside Trump Tower in Chicago.
Ulrik Hasemann (Danish School of Journalism)
Bronze | General News
Stuck at Belgrade Station
14-years-old Amid Khan from Afghanistan has lived the past six months in an abandoned warehouses behind the central train station in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade. He is one of the more than 1,000 refugees and migrants who is stranded at the doorstep of the European Union because the borders to Hungary and Croatia are closed. Amid Khan who has no family in the camp has tried to cross the border 10 times without luck. Many are caught by police and beaten before being sent back to Belgrade and the dream of immigrating farther into Europe gradually fades away. Hungary is about to build another fence and isn’t intensifying their border controls. Serbia has gone from being a transit point on the Balkan route to becoming a terminal one. Belgrade’s railway station has become an unintended destination.
Chris Donovan (Loyalist College)
Award of Excellence | General News
Indigenous protester, Junior Peters, of Paq’tnkek First Nation belts out a traditional chant in front of a covered up statue of Edward Cornwallis, founder of the City of Halifax in eastern Canada. Protesters covered the statue as a symbolic gesture of re-taking power after Cornwallis infamously issued a bounty on the heads of Mi’kmaq people.