2022 Award Winner – Kęstas Pikūnas, the founder and editor-in-chief of Passport Journal, for his 300-plus page volume “Litvakai” / “The Litvaks” which was published in Lithuanian and English versions.

Passport Journal founder and editor-in-chief Kęstas Pikūnas, Aldona and Phil Shapiro, Rokiškis Regional Government Deputy Mayor Tadas Baranauskas, and Rokiškis Regional Museum Director Nijolė Šniokienė.

Passport Journal’s Lithuanian version of “The Litvaks.”

Kęstas Pikūnas addressing the award-ceremony attendees.

Passport Journal’s English version of “The Litvaks,” featuring Hon. Albie Sachs, a confidant of Nelson Mandela who served on South Africa’s post-Apartheid Constitutional Court.  Sachs’ father was a native of Kamai / Kamajai, Lithuania.