The only awards dedicated to the work of freelance cameramen and camerawomen in news and current affairs are now open for entries.
The Rory Peck Awards are uniquely dedicated to the work of freelance cameramen and camerawomen in news and current affairs worldwide. They celebrate creative, technical and journalism skills and highlight the important contribution that freelancers make to the newsgathering industry.
Across three competitive categories the awards honour quality of camerawork but also take into account individual endeavour and journalistic integrity. We welcome self-funded work and entries from freelancers living and working in regions where it may be difficult to operate. The Awards are free to enter.
All entries must have been shot by the entrant(s) who must be a freelance cameraman or camerawoman. For the purposes of the Rory Peck Awards, the term “freelance” is defined as someone who is gathering and generating stories 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.
Entries must have had their broadcast between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017. All entries must be submitted and titled as broadcast (television, agency feed, recognised online news publisher). Entrants may submit one entry per category, but cannot submit the same entry twice.
Once you have submitted your online entry form, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions of how to deliver your digital master material. If you do not receive this email, or if you have any questions, please contact Kate Garner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries not in English must be accompanied by a detailed and accurate storyline and translation, uploaded with the online entry form or emailed with the Word entry form to email@example.com.
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