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

Tim Webber HonFRPS

”It is a real honour to be awarded the Progress Medal that has previously been awarded to true greats.“

Tim Webber, Progress Medal Winner 2014
Laura Pannack

”Receiving the Vic Odden award was particularly meaningful as it was done by nomination. It was a delightful surprise that offered me the opportunity to meet and celebrate with some of my greatest inspirations. “

Laura Pannack, Vic Odden Winner 2012