Rory Peck Awards

Established in 1995, the Rory Peck Awards aim to give freelance journalists the ​​recognition they deserve, rewarding the most outstanding work​ produced each year and highlighting the significant contribution by freelancers to the international media industry.

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About the Awards.

For 25 years, the Rory Peck Awards has been celebrating the work of freelance journalists working in news and current affairs worldwide. These are the freelance reporters, filmmakers, photojournalists and camera operators who play a vital role in international newsgathering – and in keeping independent journalism alive. Find out more about our Award categories here.

2020 Rory Peck Awards Finalists

The 2020 finalists have been announced! They all reflect the dedication, bravery and deep sense of commitment shared by freelance journalists everywhere. See the full list of finalists.

The winners in each category will be revealed at the 25th anniversary edition of the annual Rory Peck Awards, taking place online for the first time ever on Tuesday 24th November.

With thanks to our committed sponsors, without whom the Awards would not be possible.