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.

Event reviews→

History & Recipients

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

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RPS Awards 2018: Nominate Now

Combined Royal Colleges Medal ONLY open until mid-February 2018. The RPS International Awards are offered annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to the art and science of photography.

Combined Royal Colleges Medal ONLY open until mid-February 2018→
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Awards

Giles Duley by Sally Smart crop

”As a photographer you tend to work a lot in isolation, especially in the type of work I do, so it means a lot to get recognition from your peers. Receiving an RPS Fellowship means the world.“

Giles Duley HonFRPS | Showcase→
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→