Awards

The Society's Awards are made annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to the art and science of photography and across all areas of imaging.

The Society has given Awards since 1878 when the Progress Medal was first introduced. They are presented annually and cover eighteen categories from photographers through to those working as photographic scientists, curators and educators both nationally and internationally. 



Recent Ceremonies

Reviews of previous ceremonies including details of all the Award recipients and photographs of attendees.

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History & Recipients

Including a breakdown of the Award categories across the art and science of photography and names of recipients.

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2018 nominations are now closed

The RPS International Awards are offered annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to the art and science of photography.

Nominations are now closed→
Tate Exhibitions
Tate Exhibitions

Awards

Professor Brian Griffin HonFRPS

”What a wonderful experience for me it was to receive my medal. What a wonderful evening! I experienced butterflies for the first time in my life!“

Professor Brian Griffin HonFRPS, Centenary Medal Winner 2013, HonFRPS | Showcase→
Joel Meyerowitz HonFRPS

”I am moved and grateful to the Society for recognizing my work - this is the first time I have had such an honour, so it will be a part of my memory for the rest of my life.“

Joel Meyerowitz HonFRPS, Centenary Medal Winner 2012, HonFRPS | Showcase→