The Rory Peck award for freelance camera operators has been won by Max Stahl for his work in East Timor.
Stahl was at the time working for APTN and Britain's ITN network.
He also won in the Best Hard news category.
Up against him in this category was APTN freelance cameraman Chris Mazivahanga for his work during the Zimbabwe farmland crisis.
Tributes were also paid to 1998 winner of the Rory Peck award, APTN cameraman Miguel Gil.
Gil was killed earlier this year whilst on assignment in Sierra Leone.
His prize-winning footage focused on the tensions between the Kosovo Liberation Army and Serbian forces in three towns in Kosovo.
The Rory Peck Award was set up in 1995 to mark the achievements of those men and women who put their life on the line to capture news events from the world's trouble spots.
It is the main fundraiser for the Rory Peck Trust, a UK charity working to help freelance camera operators who have been badly injured on assignment.
The trust is named after the Irish cameraman Rory Peck, who was killed on assignment, while covering the siege of the White House in Moscow in 1993.
Special commendations were also given to freelance cameraman Andi Riccardi Djatmiko of APTN Jakarta for his work in East Timor and Ambon.
The other special commendation was given to APTN freelance cameraman Fredi Selano for his coverage of the ethnic and sectarian violence in his hometown of Ambon in Indonesia.
"I hope I live until I am eighty but what I am saying is that the last six years of my life is the most incredible experience that a single human being can have"
SUPERCAPTION: Miguel Gil, Cameraman
"I will tell you what it means. It means that stuff that is incredible dramatic and incredibly important to me and which I will always carry with me will be sort of held up for a little bit longer than it normally is."
SUPERCAPTION: Max Stahl, cameraman, Rory Peck Winner