Eighty-eight photographers entered 719 photos. With a photo of demonstrators involved in the Hi-Viz yellow vests protests Dieter Telemans won the award for the best News photograph (photo top).
Kristof Ramon, who photographed the exhausted Belgian rider Wout Van Aert at the finish of the Strade Bianche in Italy 2018, won the best photo award in the Sport category.
This year for a first time the Nikon Stories Award was handed out. Kristof Vadino was honoured on account of his photo report on Rohingya refugees.
The general public voting online also got to bestow an award. This went to Jasper Jacobs of the press agency Belga for his snap of Belgian sportswoman Nafi Thiam.