Rory Peck Awards 2020 – Call for entries

For 25 years, the Rory Peck Awards has celebrated 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 give freelance journalists the ​​recognition they deserve, reward the most outstanding work​ produced each year and highlight the significant contribution by freelancers to the international media industry.



Submissions are invited in the following categories:

  • Rory Peck Award for News, sponsored by Google
  • Rory Peck Award for News Features
  • Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs
  • The Martin Adler Prize – for local journalists & field producers

Visit the Rory Peck website for more details on how to enter, eligibility and criteria, and see past winners. The Awards are free to enter and open to journalists working anywhere in the world. Every winner and finalist will receive a cash prize.


Key dates

  • Monday 10 August: Deadline for entries
  • Thursday 1 October: Finalists announced
  • Late November: Awards ceremony

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