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Bath, UK, February 2014 – The Royal Photographic Society has put out a call for nominations for its Combined Royal Colleges Medal. Originally established by in 1958 by The Society, in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians of London, the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Royal Colleges Medal is awarded for an outstanding contribution to the advancement of medical photography or the wider field of medical imaging.
Previous recipients of the Royal Colleges Medal include:
2005 Simon Brown
2006 Professor John Priestley
2007 Nancy Durrell McKenna
2008 Professor Francis Ring ASIS FRPS
2009 Catherine Draycott
2010 Spike Walker ASIS FRPS
2011 Northumbria Healthcare and Northumbria University Arts Partnership
2012 Micrima and The University of Bristol Microwave Imaging Group
2013 Professor Anders Persson
Full details of the award and a nomination form can be found on The Society’s website http://www.rps.org/awards/awards-categories/combined-royal-colleges-medal or may be had on request from Awards Manager Jo Macdonald by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations are required by 30 April 2014. The recipient will be announced at an Awards ceremony to be held in London in September 2014.
Information on the award is available on request from Awards Manager, Jo Macdonald, by emailing: email@example.com.
The Society has made Awards to photographers and those in photography since 1878 when its Progress medal was first awarded. There are now fifteen categories. In addition The Society also awards Honorary Fellowships of The Society – an honour it first bestowed in 1895. Recent winners include Joel Meyerowitz, Steve Sasson, Terry O’Neill, Albert Watson, Annie Leibovitz and Martin Parr, and individuals Philippe Garner, Sir David Attenborough and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, alongside scientists and museum and gallery curators.