The winners were announced and awarded on 4 July at ‘Illinskiy’ business centre within the framework of ‘The Journalist’s Safety While Working in Conflict Zone’ workshop organized by ‘Telekritika’ NGO.
"StopFake" Community, which since 2 March has been refuting the untruthful information spread by Russian mass media, was awarded the contest’s special nomination ‘for the endeavour in searching for (mis-)truth’. The editorial board of the site received a 1500 UAH prize.
Dmitriy Yegorov, deputy editor-in-chief of ‘Ulitsa Zarechnaya’ (‘Zarechnaya Street’) weekly was awarded the first prize for his material ‘Why is Putin winning? Why will Putin lose?’, prepared for ‘Ulitsa Zarechnaya’ weekly. In his speech, Yegorov pointed out: "Putin must be thrown off!”, which the audience applauded to. The winner received 4000 UAH as an award, and an extra 2000 UAH order.
The second prize went to Dmitriy Zolotukhin, independent expert on competitive intelligence, founder of "Razvedka.in.ua" project. His material named "Information wars, or How to be a winner in the era of misinformation” was done for "Стратегии" (‘Strategies’) monthly. The author received 3000 UAH as an award and an extra order for 2000 UAH.
Тhe third prize went to two nominated works: Andrey Timofeyuk’s "Collapse of ‘younger brother’ concept", which he prepared for the blog radagor.livejournal.com, and Tatyana Nehay and Dmitriy Yegorov’s joint project "Illogical bullets of the information war" for ‘Ulitsa Zarechnaya’ weekly. The latter deals with studying the way logical fallacies and logical scams turn into the weapon of information wars. The winners’ awards amounted to 2000 UAH and extra orders for 2000 UAH.
Closer to the end of the ceremony, three finalist materials were made a special mention of by the editorial board. These were journalist Aleksandr Galyas’ article"Our weapon No.1", written for the "Porto Franko" newspaper, Anna Sventakh’s material "TV-responsibility" prepared for the "Den" (‘Day’) newspaper, аs well as the material by Kyiv blogger Andrey Timofeyuk "The First Russian Channel’s Lies: Trees Cut Down at Maidan", placed in the blog radagor.livejournal.com. All the authors received 2000 UAH awards.
The award for the best student’s work went to Kyivite Taras Novak for his "Crimea: information war chronicles" written for ‘Mediakrytyka’ online edition. The winner received a 1000 UAH award and an extra order for 2000 UAH.
Fifty-six works by Ukrainian and Russian journalists took part in the contest. The jury was made of Oksana Romanyuk (executive director, Institute of Mass Information), Аndrey Kulikov (journalist, editor, radio- and TV-presenter, media expert, media trainer), Diana Dutsyk (teacher at Kyiv Mohyla School of Journalism, the editor-in-chief of MediaSapiens (‘Telekrytyka’ NGO) site), Sergey Gaiday (political technologist, director for strategic planning of social-engineering agency Gaiday.com).