IMI Competition Awards

The Institute’s awards are based on the recognition of excellence in clinical photography, healthcare design and clinical video and full details are circulated to members each year. The awards comprise of Gold, Silver and Bronze as well as a Platinum award, chosen from the Gold award winners and a number of special awards.

All past award winners are listed here, including older awards that are no longer given.

Entry for the IMI Awards is in May and dates and submission details will be published on this website. The Awards are presented at the annual conference each autumn.

IMI Bronze Award 
This award is given to a photographic, graphic or video entry that demonstrates an excellent application of technique and an understanding of the requirements of the brief. Bronze award winners receive a certificate.

IMI Silver Award 
This award is given to a photographic, graphic or video entry that shows an outstanding application of technique and an excellent understanding of the requirements of the brief, without the depth of interpretation required to attain a Gold award. Silver award winners receive a certificate.

IMI Gold Award 
This award is given to a photographic, graphic or video entry that in the opinion of the judges, clearly and unanimously, demonstrates exceptional use of technique, understanding and interpretation of the subject in the illustration and fulfilment of the brief. All Gold awards winners will receive a certificate and £100.

IMI Platinum Award 
This award is given to the entry nominated ‘Best in Show’ by the judging panel and is chosen from the Gold Award winners. If there are no Gold Award winners, no Platinum Award will be given. The Platinum award winner will receive a certificate, a trophy and £100.

IMI Gold Awards

YEAR RECIPIENT
2004 Paul Crompton, Garry Swann, Justin Still, Maria Theodosiou
2005 Carly Betton, Amy Lake, Simon Edwards, Nicky Goodfellow,
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2006 Rakhee Bashar, Andrew Biggs, Paul Crompton,
Nick Geddes, Peter Grencis, Andrew Jackson,
Tom Kersey, Christina Knights, Amy Lake, Dee McLean,
Catherine O’Malley, Helen Rudd, DavidSmithson
2007 Melvin Bond, Nick Geddes, Helen Rudd, M. Claire Thompson
2008 Andrew Dakin, Richard Cooke, Stephen Moore, Gordon McLeod,
Mark Bartley, Rakhee Bashar
2009 Rakhee Bashar & David Bishop, Melvin Bond, Jon Chilton, Vicky Earle,
Graham Newton, Christopher Tetley, M. Claire Thompson, Nicola Treen,
Mick Wigglesworth
2010 Mark Bartley, Rakhee Bashar & David Bishop, Melvin Bond, Elaine Hanna &
David Bishop & Andrew Gardner, Jerry Nayler, Graham Newton,
Adrienne Ruddock, David Sayer, John Volcano, Derek Winkles
2011 Kim Baxter, Stacey Bone, Elaine Hanna & David Bishop, Elaine Hanna,
Mike Stockton, Chris Tetley
2012  David Bishop, Joanna Culley, David Dickie, Anthony Edwards, Christine Goerner,
Nicky Goodfellow, Vincent Harding, Zoe Kakiziba, Duncan Kempson, Bard Kjersem,
Paul Quinlan, Robert Salthouse, Sarah Sharps 
2013   Joanna Culley, Christine Goerner, Nicky Goodfellow, Vincent Harding, Graham Newton, Simon Pase, Emily Paterson, David Smithson and Vincent Harding, Christopher Tetley, Tommy Walsh.
2014 Mark Bartley, Joanne Culley, Simon Edwards, Vincent Harding, Simon Pase, A Emre Acar and Simon Pase, Simon Pase, A Emre Acar and Robert Grant, Abbey Staplehurst, Christopher Tetley, Tim Zoltie.
2015 Kristian Bang, Kim Baxter, Alun Bevan, David Bishop, Joanna Culley, Christine Goerner, Robert Grant, Vincent Harding and Jo Webb, Simon Pase, Abbey Staplehurst, Tommy Walsh.
2016 Giles Arbon, Steve Atherton, Debbie Banks, Belinda Colton, Joanna Culley, Robert Grant, Christine Goerner, Peter Murray, Susan Smart, Geraldine Thompson, Sarah Walton, Emily Wells, David Bishop
2017 Jonathan France, Joanna Culley, Craig Richardson, Tommy Walsh, Lucy Francis, Laura Baxter, Marie Jones
2018 Photo: Neil Farmer , Cat Lamoon, Melanie Yeneralski 

Graphics: Audrey Bell, Joanna Culley, Caroline Erolin, Caitlin Monney, Nicky Webster

Video: Robert Grant and Simon Pase, Robert Grant, Simon Pase

IMI Platinum Awards

YEAR RECIPIENT
2004 Paul Crompton and Justin Still
2005 Amy Lake
2006 Garry Swann
2007 Nick White and Jessica Lewis
2008 Gordon McLeod
2009 Graham Newton
2010 Jerry Nayler
2011 Chris Tetley
2012   Nicky Goodfellow
2013  Simon Pase
2014  Joanne Culley 
2015 No Award
2016 David Bishop
2017 Lucy Francis
2018 Nicky Webster 

Gabriel Donald Graphics Award

This award is given to the best art/graphics entry that shows innovation and extra creativity in the approach to the subject that lifts it above the rest of the entries, where it might not be technically the best but is still worthy of special merit.

The winner receives a certificate and a trophy. All entries are eligible for a bronze, silver, gold and platinum award.

Gabriel Donald Graphics Awards

YEAR RECIPIENT
2010 Elaine Hanna, David Bishop & Andrew Gardner
2011 James Farley
2012 Emma Hawke
2013   Inez Wait
2014 Miriam Waite
2015 Louise Ogilvie
2016 Jan Sharp
2017 Miriam Waite 
2018 Hannah Newey

John Corney Video Award
This award is given in memory of John Corney for the video entry that shows innovation and extra creativity in the approach to the subject that lifts it above the rest of the entries, where it might not be technically the best but is still worthy of special merit. The winner will receive a certificate and a trophy. All entries will be eligible for a bronze, silver, gold and platinum award.

John Corney Video Awards

YEAR RECIPIENT
2010 Jerry Nayler
2011 Paul Creasey & Katherine Grice
2012 Paul Quinlan 
2013   Sasha Andrews
2014 Catherine Lamoon
2015 Carl Rogers
2016 Belinda Colton
2017 Tim Zoltie
2018 Not awarded

Peter Kilshaw Student Award 

This award is given in memory of Peter Kilshaw and is open to all IMI students studying on a recognised course. All student photographic, graphic or video entries will also be eligible for bronze, silver, gold and platinum awards. The best student entry will receive the Peter Kilshaw Quaich and £100.

Peter Kilshaw Student Awards

YEAR RECIPIENT
2010 Rachel Maloney
2011 Debbie Gordon
 2012  Jim Joyce 
2013   Katie Oakley
2014 Nicola Kelley
2015 Susan Smart
2016 Vanessa Shepherd
2017 Philippa Stiff & Meg Pearson
2018 Paul Larkins

Julie Dorrington Membership Award

The popular New Voices session at conference was renamed in memory of Julie Dorrington, who sadly passed away in December 2010. At the end of the Julie Dorrington New Voices session the audience will be invited to vote for the speaker who in their opinion gave the best presentation. The winner will receive the Julie Dorrington Membership Award, comprising a certificate and a prize of a year’s free membership plus a free conference ticket. The session is made up of short presentations given by at least six of our newest members who’ve never spoken at the conference before.

Julie Dorrington New Voices Awards

YEAR RECIPIENT
2011 Jessica Oliver
 2012  Stephanie Rowe
2013  Jan Sharp 
2014 Anne Skilton
2015 Craig Harper
2016 Nicky Webster
2017 Laura Jackman
2018 Vanessa Shepherd

IMI Affiliate Organisation Award – open to non-IMI members

This award is presented to the best entry from a member of an affiliated organisation. Entries can be clinical photography, healthcare design or clinical video and are welcomed from the following organisations:
Medical Artists’ AssociationBritish Institute of Professional PhotographyRoyal Photographic SocietyAssociation of Medical IllustratorsOphthalmic Imaging AssociationBioCommunications AssociationBritish Association of Retinal ScreenersAustralian Institute of Medical and Biological IllustrationAssociation Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques. The winner receives a certificate and £100.

IMI Affiliate Awards

YEAR RECIPIENT
2010 Ian Clarke
2011 Chris Barry
2012 Angela Chappell
2013 Sam Ira
2014 Angela Chappell
2015 Angela Chappell
2017 Albert Sim Ah Hiang
2018 Angela Chappell

Wellcome Photography Award

This award is sponsored by The Wellcome Trust and is presented to the photographic entry selected by the Trust. The winner receives a certificate and £200.

The Wellcome Trust Photographic Awards

YEAR RECIPIENT
2006 Helen Rudd
2007 M. Claire Thompson
2008 Emma Wing
2009 M. Claire Thompson
2010 Melvin Bond
2011 Robert Ludlow
2012 John Volcano
2013 Sarah Sharps
2014 Meg Pearson, Mark Bartley
2015 Nicola Kelley, David Bishop
2016 Debbie Banks
2017 Craig Richardson
2018 Cat Lamoon

The following awards are no longer made.

Fuji BSc Award (2000-2006)

YEAR RECIPIENT
2000 Nicola Finan (Investigative Project) Sharon Sutherland (Overall Student)
2001 Claire Thompson (Investigative Project) Lisa Carlsson (Overall Student)
2002 Carolyn Bray (Investigative Project and Overall Student)
2003 Lucy Sadler (Investigative Project) Liam Carmichael (Overall Student)
2004 Nicola Goodfellow (Investigative Project and Overall Student)
2005 Tommy Walsh (Investigative Project and Overall Student)
2006 Karen Rose (Investigative Project and Overall Student)

Kodak Awards to IMI (1983-2000)

YEAR RECIPIENT
1983 Simon Brown
1984 Marian Hudson
1985 Nicholas C. White (Photographers) Anne Barrett (Artists)
1986 Peter Grencis (Photographers) William Stenstrom (Artists)
1987 Garry Swann (Photographers) Cynthia Clarke (Artists)
1988 Jane Shemilt (Photographers) Richard Neave (Artists)
1989 Peter Grencis (Photographers) Philip Wilson (Artists)
1990 Nicholas C. White (Photographers) Peter Cull (Artists)
1991 Garry Swann
1992 Garry Swann (Clinical photography)
Nichola Rowe (Non-clinical photography)
1993 Neil Harding (Clinical photography)
Jill Bradbury (Non-clinical photography)
1994 Lawrence Merin (Clinical photography)
Timothy Vernon (Non-clinical photography)
1995 Angela Hughes (Clinical photography)
Paul Crompton (Non-clinical photography)
1996 Stephen Bottoms (Clinical photography)
Timothy Vernon (Non-clinical photography)
1997 Angela Burden (Clinical photography)
Sarah Carr (Non-clinical photography)
1998 Stephen Bottoms (Clinical and non-clinical photography)
1999 Garry Swann (Clinical photography)
Bruce Mireylees (Non-clinical photography)
2000 Karen Guy (Clinical photography)

The Leeds Photovisual Awards (2001-2003)

YEAR RECIPIENT
2001 Paul Crompton (Clinical photography)
Stephen Bottoms (Non-clinical photography)
2002 Christopher Tetley (Clinical photography)
Jill Swanborough (Non-clinical photography)
2003 Graeme Ainslie (Clinical photography)
Stephen Bottoms (Non-clinical photography)

The Fuji Bursary (1989-1999)

YEAR RECIPIENT
1989 Simon Brown
1990 Jane Tovey
1991 No award
1992 Lesley McKeane
1993 Graeme Ainslie
1994 No award
1995 Paul England
1996 Carla Gomez-Castro
1997 Stephen Bottoms
1998 Julie Smith
1999 No award

The Calumet Award (1999-2001)

YEAR RECIPIENT
1999 Andrew Virco
2000 Andrew Virco
2001 Andrew Virco

The Apple Patient Information Award (2002-2003)

YEAR RECIPIENT
2002 Media Resources Centre, Cardiff
2003 Keith Daley

IMI Photographic Award (2010-2011)

YEAR RECIPIENT
2010 John Volcano
2011 Nick Geddes