Finalists 2019

This year’s finalists reported all over the world; covering stories of suicide, war, disease, and corruption by crafting films with powerful and intimate footage from Nicaragua to Syria, and Sierra Leone to Yemen. All nine pieces reflect the dedication, bravery, and deep sense of commitment shared by freelance journalists everywhere.

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Rory Peck Award for News.

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This award honours the work of freelance camera operators in the coverage of a news event where the focus is on the immediacy of the story.
Duration: up to 10 minutes

Finalists

Mikel Konate

Mikel Konate

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Survivor Stories from Syria

Mikhail Galustov

Mikhail Galustov

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Inside ISIS’s Final Fight

Luis Sequeira

Luis Sequeira

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Makeshift mortars vs bare bullets as Nicaragua resists an authoritarian regime

Judging Panel

  • CHAIR: Jonathan Levy – Director of Newsgathering, Sky News
  • Benedicte Autret – Head of News Partnerships, Google
  • Samira Becirovic – Output Production Editor, AP
  • Caroline Hawley – Correspondent, BBC
  • Erin Lyall – News Producer, CBS

Rory Peck Award for News Features.

This award honours the work of freelance camera operators in news features that look beyond the immediacy of the news.
Duration: up to 20 minutes

Finalists

Paul Myles and Zoe Jewell

Paul Myles and Zoë Jewell

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Night Shift on Malaria’s Frontline in Sierra Leone

Peter Murimi

Peter Murimi

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Suicide Stories: Are Kenya’s Men in Crisis?

Ben Foley

Benjamin Foley

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The Battle of Hodeidah

Judging Panel

  • CHAIR: Sue Turton – Series Producer, Unreported World, Channel 4
  • Mais Al-Bayaa – Freelance Current Affairs Producer
  • Milène Larsson – Co-Head of Video & Commissioner, EMEA, VICE
  • Adrienne Mong – Vice President, International Newsgathering, NBC News
  • Peter Parker – Duty Editor, Reuters

Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs.

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This award honours the work of freelance camera operators in long-form current affairs that examines a single issue, story or situation and has an impact on the viewer, policy, or public awareness.
Duration: up to 60 minutes

Finalists

Martin Boudot and Mathias Denizo

Martin Boudot and Mathias Denizo

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Paraguay: Poisoned Fields

Matthew Cassel

Matthew Cassel

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The Missing

Rodrigo Vázquez

Rodrigo Vázquez

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Frontline Nicaragua

Judging Panel

  • CHAIR: Neil Cairns – Executive Producer, Features, CGTN Europe
  • Monica Garnsey – Executive Producer, Frontline PBS
  • Claus Pfeifer – Head of Technical Sales, Sony Professional
  • Seyi Rhodes – Freelance Presenter/Journalist
  • Marta Shaw – Freelance Producer/Director

Martin Adler Prize.

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, either through a single story or body of work. The aim of the prize is to highlight the dedication and talent of local freelancers who often work under challenging and difficult circumstances within their own country, and who go largely unrecognised. This year the prize will focus on local freelance journalists or field producers whose work has made a valuable contribution to newsgathering.

This is a non-competitive prize, awarded by the Trustees of the Rory Peck Trust.