The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) has issued a call for nominations for its annual Awards. Honouring individuals across all areas of photography, the RPS Annual Awards offers several categories ranging from ‘Outstanding Service to Photography’, to those honouring individuals in photographic education and science. Award winners will be announced at a special event to be be held in London in September 2014. Full details of each Award and a nomination form can be found on The Society’s website.
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RPS Press Release
RPS Annual Awards – call for nominations
Bath, UK, January 2014 – The Royal Photographic Society has made a call for nominations for its prestigious annual Awards which honour individuals across all areas of photography. Nominations are sought for The Society’s Progress Medal and in categories ranging from ‘Outstanding Service to Photography’, to those honouring individuals in photographic education and science. Recent Award winners have included photographers Brian Griffin, Terry O’Neill, Albert Watson, Annie Leibovitz and Martin Parr, and individuals Philippe Garner, Sir David Attenborough and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, alongside scientists, publishers and and gallery curators.
Award winners will be announced at a special event to be be held in London in September 2014. The Awards ceremony is sponsored by The Macallan, a global luxury brand which has developed a keen interest in promoting photography.
Full details of each Award and a nomination form can be found on The Society’s website (www.rps.org/awards) or may be had on request from Awards Manager Jo Macdonald, by emailing: [email protected]. Nominations are required by 21 February 2014.
In addition to the Award winners the ceremony also brings together students who have been awarded educational bursaries by The Society, developing new and young talent and bringing them wider recognition from their peers.
The Society’s Director General Dr Michael Pritchard noted: “The Society’s Awards are unique in honouring men and women internationally who have made a significant contribution to a particular aspect of photography – across the art and science of photography or in important areas such as photographic education, publication and curatorship. The Society welcomes nominations”.
The Society has made Awards to photographers and those in photography since 1878 when its Progress medal was first awarded. There are now fifteen categories. In addition The Society also awards Honorary Fellowships of The Society – an honour it first bestowed in 1895.