Established in 1995, the Awards highlight the significant contribution of freelance journalists to the international media industry and celebrate the most outstanding work​ produced each year.

For nearly 30 years, the Rory Peck Awards have recognised the talent and dedication of freelance journalists and filmmakers working in news and current affairs worldwide. It is one of the only Awards in the world to exclusively highlight the work of freelancers.

Their work shines a light on the impact of conflict, oppression and climate change on communities around the world through powerful and revealing footage from Ukraine to Madagascar, Mexico to India.

The next call for entries for the Rory Peck Awards will open on Thursday 9th May.

Rory Peck Awards 2023

The 2023 Rory Peck Awards took place on ​Wednesday 15th November ​at BAFTA in London, hosted by BBC's Politics & Economics Editor Faisal Islam and Director & CEO of Chatham House Bronwen Maddox.

Download a digital copy of the Trust's 2023 Awards & Annual Review publication.


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