Nominations are now open for the Rory Peck Awards which 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.
- News Award, sponsored by Google: 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. Duration: up to a maximum of 10 minutes
- 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 a maximum of 30 minutes
- Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs: This Award recognises the work of freelance journalists working in long-form current affairs video/film that examines a single issue, story or situation and has an impact on the viewer, policy or public awareness. Duration: up to a maximum of 60 minutes
- Martin Adler Prize: The Martin Adler Prize honours a local freelance journalist or field producer working in any medium whose work with international media outlets has made a significant contribution to newsgathering, either through a single story or body of work. The aim of the prize is to highlight the dedication and talent of local freelancers who often work under challenging and difficult circumstances within their own country, and who go largely unrecognised.
- Only work by freelance journalists or filmmakers is eligible for entry. For the purposes of the Rory Peck Awards, the term “freelance” is defined as someone who gathers and generates stories, images and footage for professional broadcast and online news and current affairs platforms. He/she will not have a permanent or rolling contract or salary but may be on a retainer with one or more organisation(s), work to commission or be paid by the piece. This can include those who, at times, may be required to supplement their income by other means.
- All entries must be submitted and titled as first broadcast.
- All entries must have been broadcast or published by a recognised television channel, broadcaster, news agency, VOD/streaming platform or online news platform.
- Re-versions of previously submitted entries will not be accepted.
- You cannot submit the same entry into more than one category.
- They particularly welcome self-funded work and entries from freelancers living and working in regions where it may be difficult to operate.
For more information, visit https://rorypecktrust.org/awards/