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 working in news and current affairs worldwide.

Freelance reporters, filmmakers, photojournalists and camera operators play a vital role in bringing us stories that might otherwise go unreported - and help protect our democratic freedoms by keeping independent journalism alive.

How to Enter

  1. Read through this year's categories and criteria.
  2. Register an account on our entry platform.
  3. Complete the entry form and upload your video file(s).
  4. Pay the entry fee (£50 per entry for organisations & media outlets/£30 per entry for freelancers).

To encourage equal opportunities, a limited number of entry fee waivers are available to freelance journalists who cannot afford the fee.

For any questions, or to inquire about the fee waiver, please contact the Awards team.

Who can enter the Awards?

The Rory Peck Awards are for professional freelance journalists and filmmakers working anywhere in the world. Our four categories focus on news and current affairs, with one category dedicated specifically to local journalists and field producers working in their own country. Any work submitted must have been broadcast or published between 30th July 2022 and 17th July 2023 inclusive.

Why enter the Awards?

Awards finalists have the opportunity to be internationally recognised by top media outlets and industry professionals. You will attend the Awards ceremony in London, with the chance to meet valuable industry contacts, and all finalists and winners receive a cash prize. The Rory Peck Awards are one of the world's most established and respected journalism Awards, running for nearly 30 years.

Attend the Awards

Join us for a very special edition of the Rory Peck Awards, now in its 28th year. In 2023, the ceremony will take place for the first time ever at BAFTA in London. A limited number of tickets are now on sale via our website - don't miss out on your chance to attend!

Date & Venue
Wednesday 15th November 2023
BAFTA, London


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