2022 Finalists

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

All the Finalists will be celebrated at the Awards ceremony on November 16th with one overall winner from each of the four categories announced on the night. 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

Sasha and Pavel

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.


George Henton


Lebanon on Life Support
Commissioned by BBC ‘Our World’


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

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.

Kim + Chris

Kim Paul Nguyen & Chris Phillips


Conversations with Coal Miners about Climate Change
Commissioned by Vice

Ramita-Navai-Karim-Shah 2

Ramita Navai & Karim Shah


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

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Yusuf Anka – WINNER


The Bandit Warlords of Zamfara
Commissioned by BBC World Service

*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.


Parth Nikhil


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


Alithea Stephanie Mounika


Based in India
Nominated by Unbias the News

Mohammed Amin

Mohammed Alamin – WINNER


Based in Sudan
Nominated by Middle East Eye