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Audio Visual Special Awards
The Sir George and Lady Doreen Pollock Medal
In 2007 the RPS Audio Visual Group Committee commissioned the design and manufacture of a special enamelled medal to commemorate the outstanding contribution that Sir George and Lady Doreen Pollock have made to the Audio Visual Group.
The medal is to be awarded primarily for 'Restricted Category/First Time Entrant' at either the NAVC or the IAVF. This would be awarded in line with the RPS AV Group's requirements i.e. to be awarded to a first time entrant who had not won any other award in a previous Festival/Competition.
Please click here to view the Pollock Medal Winners
Sir George Pollock (1928-2016)
Sir George was at one time a leading exponent of audio-visual work, an accomplished art photographer and a past President of the Royal Photographic Society. Please click on the following links.
Sir George Pollock. Obituary & Tributes
Sir George Pollock. AV News Article
The Dobson Henry Medal
Ian Bateman (UK), Lorenzo De Francesco (Italy) and Lilian Webb (Ireland) receiving the Henry Dobson Award in 2018. Qualification for receiving the Dobson Henry Medal is as follows:
For outstanding contributions in the Audio-Visual Medium
For furthering the activity of the Medium.
For long service to the Medium
In organising events, such as The Internationals, The Nationals, workshops and AV Days, for working on committees such as the AV Group and the RPS Distinctions Panel.
Working for charity over many years, using AV as the medium.
Helping and advising others in public, and also for those people who work quietly in the background.
Although production of ground breaking sequences is a factor and should be taken account this alone does not quality. The authors will have been recognised in other ways. It is open to all who work in the field of AV no matter what nationality or country of residence and not just AV Group Members.
It is hoped that to receive the Medal the candidate will qualify in more than one of the above, but in exceptional circumstances one category may suffice
A list of all the recipients can be viewed here