2022 Winners & Finalists

We are delighted to present the 2022 Rory Peck Awards Winners & Finalists.

At our ceremony on the 16th we announced the Winners of our four categories.

Their work reports on the impact of conflict, oppression and climate change on local communities through powerful and intimate footage from Ukraine to the Arctic, Nigeria to India.

News Award

Sponsored by   

This Award recognises the work of freelance journalists in the video coverage of a news event where the focus is on the immediacy of the story.


Bhat Burhan – WINNER

How Remote Areas In India Are Getting Vaccines
Commissioned by Insider

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Alexander (Sasha) Ermochenko & Pavel Klimov

Ukraine (Various)
Commissioned by Reuters

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Raul Gallego Abellan

Edge of the Arctic
Commissioned by Al Jazeera English Digital

News Features Award

This Award recognises the work of freelance journalists in video news features that take a more in-depth look at a story, beyond the immediacy of the news.


Jamal Osman – WINNER

Inside Al-Shabaab
Commissioned by Channel 4 News


Surabhi Tandon

Life at 50C: Using Ice to Battle India’s Heat
Commissioned by BBC World Service


George Henton

Lebanon on Life Support
Commissioned by BBC ‘Our World’

Sony Impact Award
for Current Affairs

Sponsored by Sony Europe B.V.

This Award recognises the work of freelance journalists working in long-form current affairs video/film that examines a single issue, story or situation and has an impact on the viewer, policy or public awareness.

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Yusuf Anka – WINNER

The Bandit Warlords of Zamfara
Commissioned by BBC World Service

Kim + Chris

Kim Paul Nguyen & Chris Phillips

Conversations with Coal Miners about Climate Change
Commissioned by Vice

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Ramita Navai & Karim Shah

Afghanistan: No Country For Women
Commissioned by ITV Exposure and PBS Frontline

*Special Mention: Martin Boudot & Mathias Denizo
Coal in the Lungs
Commissioned by France Télévisions

Martin Adler Prize

Supported by     

The Martin Adler Prize honours a local freelance journalist or field producer whose work with international media outlets has made a significant contribution to newsgathering.

Mohammed Amin

Mohammed Alamin – WINNER

Based in Sudan
Nominated by Middle East Eye


Alithea Stephanie Mounika

Based in India
Nominated by Unbias the News


Parth Nikhil

Based in India
Nominated by People’s Archive of Rural India