Applications Invited for Rory Peck Awards 2021
The Rory Peck Trust
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Closing Date : August 04 2021, Wednesday


About the Organization:

The Rory Peck Trust provides practical and financial support to freelance journalists and their families worldwide, assisting in times of crisis and helping them to work more safely and professionally. They do this through assistance grants, their training fund, and online resources, as well as their annual awards, which uniquely celebrate the work of freelance journalists. They believe that freelancers play an important and integral role within newsgathering and see the Trust’s role in protecting and supporting them as a practical and significant contribution to independent journalism and the free flow of information.

Rory Peck Awards

Established in 1995, the Awards aim to give freelance journalists the ??recognition they deserve, rewarding the most outstanding work? produced each year and highlighting their significant contribution to the international media industry.

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.

Award Categories:

  • News Award sponsored by Google News Initiative - This Award is for video coverage of a news event where the focus is on the immediacy of the story.

  • News Features Award - This Award is for video news features that take a longer, more in-depth look at a story, beyond the immediacy of the news.

  • Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs sponsored by Sony - This Award is for a 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.

  • Martin Adler Prize supported by the Embassy of Sweden - 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.


  • The Rory Peck Awards are for professional freelance journalists and filmmakers working anywhere in world.

  • Their four categories focus on international news and current affairs, with one category dedicated to local journalists and field producers.

  • Any work submitted must have been broadcast or published within the past year


  • Awards finalists have the opportunity to be internationally recognized by top media outlets and industry professionals.

  • You will attend the awards ceremony in London, worth chance to meet valuable industry contacts and win a cash prize.

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