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The Rory Peck Awards 2020

The Rory Peck Awards 2020 for Freelance Journalists or Filmmakers

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The Rory Peck Awards aims 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.

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. The Awards are now open for entries, with an entry deadline of Monday 10th August.

Award Categories

  • News Award, sponsored by Google
  • News Features Award
  • Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs
  • Martin Adler Prize


The Rory Peck Awards are for professional freelance journalists working anywhere in the world. Our four categories focus on international news and current affairs, with one category dedicated specifically to local journalists and field producers. Any work submitted must have been broadcast in the past year.


  • Only work by freelance journalists or filmmakers is eligible for entry.
  • Entries must have been first broadcast between 1 June 2019 and 31 July 2020 inclusive.
  • All entries must be submitted and titled as the first broadcast.
  • All entries must have been broadcast or published by a recognized television channel, broadcaster, news agency, VOD/streaming platform, or online news platform.
  • Re-versions of previously submitted entries will not be accepted.
  • Applicants cannot submit the same entry into more than one category.
  • The program particularly welcomes self-funded work and entries from freelancers living and working in regions where it may be difficult to operate.

More information available here.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards Uncategorized
Deadline10 August,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerThe Rory Peck Trust
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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