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Rory Peck Awards 2010

The Rory Peck Awards is a highly respected international competition that honours excellence in freelance news and current affairs camerawork.

Established in 1995, it is the only awards to celebrate the work of professional freelance cameramen and camerawomen and demonstrates why they are so vital to the newsgathering and broadcast industries.

Entries from professional freelance cameramen and camerawomen around the world are welcome.

Objective

Entrants can only enter one category and may not enter the same work twice. All entries must be as broadcast.

  • The Rory Peck Award for News
    • This award honours freelance camerawork in the coverage of a news event where the focus is on the immediacy of the story. Rushes / un-voiced pieces are accepted in this category.
    • Maximum duration 10 minutes.
  • The Rory Peck Award for Features
    • This award honours freelance camerawork in news and current affairs features: in-depth pieces which look beyond the immediacy of a news story.
    • Maximum duration 60 minutes.
  • The Sony Professional Impact Award
    • This award honours freelance camerawork in either news or current affairs which raises humanitarian issues and whose broadcast has had an international impact or contributed to a change in perception or policy.
    • Maximum duration 60 minutes.
    • The winner of this award will be decided by an on-line vote, chosen from the 3 finalists.

In all categories the awards recognise:

  • quality of camerawork
  • individual endeavour and initiative
  • journalistic ability and integrity
  • editorial judgement

Prizes

Winners will be announced at the Rory Peck Awards ceremony on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 at London’s BFI Southbank. Winners will be awarded with the following awards:

  • The Rory Peck Award for News
  • The Rory Peck Award for Features
  • The Sony Professional Impact Award

Rules

  • Self-funded work and entries from local freelancers around the world are welcome, especially from regions where it is difficult to operate.
  • All entries must have been shot by a freelance cameraman/camerawomen. For the purposes of the Rory Peck Awards, the term “freelance” is defined as someone who is actively involved in news and current affairs, gathering and generating stories for professional broadcast and online news and current affairs platforms. This may include those who, at times, may be required to supplement their income be other means due to local employment conditions. He/she will not have a permanent contract or salary but may be on a retainer with one or more organisations, work to commission or be paid by the piece.
  • All entries must have had their first broadcast (television, agency feed, recognised media web publisher) between 1 August 2009 and 31 July 2010.

How to enter?

There are two stages to the entry process:

  • By Email or Fax
    • Please download and complete the entry form and either email or fax this to the awards office. You must fill in one form per entry.Email: awards [at] rorypecktrust.org (please replace [at] with @)
      Fax: +44 (0) 207 730 1428
  • By Mail or Delivery
    • You must complete and sign the Declaration Form in order to enter the Awards. Signed declaration forms should be sent with the following entry materials:
    • One PAL broadcast quality tape of each entry (Digibeta preferred) without burnt-in timecode (BITC), clearly labelled with name of entrant, category of entry and title of entry.
    • Four DVD copies of each entry, clearly labelled with name of entrant, category and title of entry
    • One clear, high resolution image of entrant (Jpeg format on CD preferred)
    • Entry footage not in English must also be accompanied by a detailed and accurate storyline and dope sheet in English.

    Delivery address:

    Awards Entries
    The Rory Peck Trust
    2 Grosvenor Gardens
    London SW1W ODH