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

For over 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.

Across four categories, the Awards honour quality and impact of work but also take into account individual endeavour and journalistic integrity.

Rory Peck Awards 2023

Key Dates:

Call for entries open: 22nd May

Call for entries deadline: 17th July

Awards ceremony: 15th November

Rory Peck Awards 2022

The 2022 Rory Peck Awards took place on ​Wednesday 16th November ​at London’s BFI Southbank, hosted by Sky News Bafta and Emmy Award winning Correspondent Ashish Joshi and ITV News Presenter and Journalist  Ayshah Tull.


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