The Rory Peck Awards highlight and celebrate the efforts of freelance journalists and filmmakers who bring us stories from around the world. Across four categories, the Awards recognise quality, creativity and impact of work, but also take into account skill, endeavour and journalistic integrity.
Winners across all categories: £1000 + trophy
Finalists across all categories: £500 + trophy
All finalists will have a chance to attend the Awards ceremony on 15th November and network with top industry professionals at BAFTA in central London.
Plus – new for 2023, the winner of the Sony Impact Award will receive a Sony camera and lens!
The call for entries for the 2023 Awards is now closed. Please check back for the next call for entries in spring 2024.
This Award recognises the work of freelance journalists in the video coverage of a news event where the focus is on the immediacy of the story. Agency feeds are accepted in this category.
Duration: up to 10 minutes in length
News Features Award
This Award recognises the work of freelance journalists in video news features that take a more in-depth look at a story, beyond the immediacy of the news.
Duration: up to 30 minutes in length
Martin Adler Prize
This Award honours a local freelance journalist or field producer working in any medium, whose work with international and domestic media outlets has made a significant contribution to newsgathering. The aim is to recognise the dedication and talent of local freelancers reporting in their own country who often work under challenging circumstances.
This is a unique chance to highlight the work of a freelancer you have commissioned, admired, worked with or relied upon, who has made a significant contribution to local and/or international news. You cannot nominate yourself for this category.
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