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Awards History

History of the RPS Awards and lists of past recipients
RPS Journal September 2019

Past award recipients

Click the links below to see full lists of previous award recipients:

Progress Medal
Centenary Medal
Outstanding Service
Honorary Fellowship
Cinematic Production
Combined Royal Colleges
Editorial, Advertising and Fashion
Fenton Medal
Hood Medal
J Dudley Johnston Medal
Lumière Award
Members' Award
Photographic Publishing
Scientific Imaging
Selwyn Award
Vic Odden


We are currently working on a history of the Awards and new features will be added below as they are created:

Combined Royal Colleges Medal: History and nominations


Nicholas White_Giles at Camasunary Bothy, Isle of Skye, Scotland
CREDIT: Nicholas White - Giles at Camasunary Bothy, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Bursary recipients

Joan Wakelin Bursary - administered by The RPS in partnership with The Guardian, for the production of a photographic essay on an overseas social documentary issue.

TPA/RPS Environmental Bursary - The RPS in partnership with The Photographic Angle offers a 1-year bursary to support a photographic project promoting environmental awareness.

RPS Postgraduate Bursary - provides an annual bursary of £3,500 to support a UK or international postgraduate student project.

Click here to learn more about bursaries. Image above: Ngadi Smart