Bath, UK, 9 December 2011 – 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 education, science and involved with The Society itself. Award winners will be announced at a special event to be be held in London on 6 September 2012. 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: http://www.rps.org/annual-awards or may be had on request from Awards Manager Jo Macdonald by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations are required by 24 February 2012.
In addition to the Award winners the ceremony also brings together students that have been awarded educational bursaries by The Society during 2012 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 not being restricted to Society members and in their breadth. They honour 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. I would encourage 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 betsowed in 1895. Recent Award winners have included photographers Terry O’Neil, Albert Watson, Annie Liebovitz and Martin Parr, and individuals Philippe Garner, Sir David Attenborough and Tim Berners-Lee, alongside scientists and museum and gallery curators