2020 Edition

French and foreign students voted (17,1%) for photo #9 taken on June 13, 2020 in Sao Paulo (Brazil) by Nelson ALMEIDA for AFP. The photo shows Suzane Valverde (L) huging her 85-year-old mother Carmelita Valverde, through a transparent plastic curtain at a senior nursing home, amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Nelson ALMEIDA, for the AFP, wins Gaze into the mind of 15 year olds 2020.

Winning photo in 2020 - June 13, 2020 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Suzane Valverde (L) hugs her 85-year-old mother Carmelita Valverde, through a transparent plastic curtain at a senior nursing home, amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.© Nelson ALMEIDA - AFP

Reaction of Nelson ALMEIDA : « I’m glad this moment touched so many students. This image evokes so many things to me: love, protection, respect and loneliness which are feelings we are even more sensitive to in these times of pandemic. »

Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS’s photo came in second with 15,16 % of the vote.
June 13, 2020 – London, United Kingdom
A man is lifted up and taken to police lines after being beaten in clashes between people supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and the anti-protestors in central London, after an unarmed black man George Floyd was killed in police custody in the US.

Josh EDELSON’s photo came in third with 14,7% of the vote.
October 24, 2019 – Geyserville, California, USA
A photographer takes pictures amidst a shower of embers as the wind and flames rip through the area during the Kincade fire.

If the goal of the device is to allow each student of 3rd to look at the news throughout the world, it is also and above all to take the pulse of a generation that will make the democracy of tomorrow, guarantor of freedom!

The 2020 selection

Key figures for the 2020 edition






Between July and September 2020, all around the world, teachers worked with their pupils on the selection of Gaze into the mind of 15 year olds. More than 12,400 young people took part in the vote!

Students from Germany, Tunisia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Italy, Portugal and Czech Republic participated in the operation.

In France, schools from 55 departments participated: Ain, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Aube, Calvados, Cantal, Charente Maritime, Cher, Côtes d’Armor, Dordogne, Doubs, Drôme, Eure, Finistère, Gard, Haute-Garonne, Gironde, Ille-et-Vilaine, Indre et Loire, Isère, Jura, Landes, Loire Atlantique, Lot, Maine-et-Loire, Manche, Mayenne, Meurthe et Moselle, Meuse, Morbihan, Nièvre, Nord, Orne, Pas de Calais, Puy de Dôme, Pyrénées Atlantiques, Rhône, Haute Saône, Saône et Loire, Haute Savoie, Paris, Seine Maritime, Seine et Marne, Deux Sèvres, Tarn, Vaucluse, Vendée, Vosges, Essonne, Hauts de seine, Seine Saint Denis, Val de marne, Val d’Oise.

Over seas, schools of New Caledonia and Martinique have also voted.