Zealous Stories: Photography 2022 winner Mouneb Taim is a photojournalist who has covered life under siege in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Idlib and the countryside of Aleppo. His powerful images depict the horrors of the destruction throughout the regions of Syria.
Zealous Stories: Design 2022 winner Luke Gray is a nomadic surrealist painter specialising in large scale paintings on walls and canvas. His decorative art style uses an almost exclusive black and white palette due to him being colour blind.
Zealous Stories: Short Film 2022 winner Lucy Werrett is an award-winning director and photographer working across Bristol and London. Her films and photography tell evocative and authentic stories in a soft and dreamlike way.
Zealous Stories: Painting 2022 winner Amy Dury is an artist based in Hove, specialising in oil painting. Her paintings explore nostalgia and the false memories it sparks through a use of archival film and imagery as a reference.
Zealous Stories: Craft Winner, Carmen M. Castañeda is an artistic researcher and practitioner specialising in hand-embroidery techniques. Her winning project, Imperfection I, examines our relationship with time and, more specifically, the way that we measure progression. Imperfection I focuses on process over progress. The finished product might be seen as a topography of thought; fragile: tentative and delicate but bold by its accumulative mass.
Mason Matak is an illustrator based in Iran. His works have appeared on the pages of children's books, beside Old Iranian folktales, as tattoos on people's skin, and also exist online as NFTs. As an artist, Matak is concerned with hedonism — making work that produces happiness in his audience.
Zealous Stories: Short Story winner, Yvette Naden, is an obsessive writer of poetry and prose. Written between lectures and assignments at university, as well as a busy social life, her winning short story Burial Rites tackles themes of grief, loss and infidelity.
Zealous Stories: Digital Art winner, Nigel Goldsmith, is a visual artist focusing on environmental issues and the Anthropocene. Goldsmiths' mesmerising videos explore the worst impacts of our linear economy, which often take place out of sight, over the horizon or below the surface.