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.
|2004||Paul Crompton, Garry Swann, Justin Still, Maria Theodosiou|
|2005||Carly Betton, Amy Lake, Simon Edwards, Nicky Goodfellow,
|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,
|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, Mel Yeneralski
Graphics: Audrey Bell, Joanna Culley, Caroline Erolin, Caitlin Monney, Nicky Webster
Video: Robert Grant and Simon Pase, Robert Grant, Simon Pase
|2019||Photo: Neil Farmer, Cat Lamoon, James Lucas, Vanessa Shepherd, Alastair Watson, Carolyn Bray, Jonathan Brett, Thomas Kersey
Graphics: Joanna Culley, Hannah Newey, Imi Ridley
Video: Robert Grant, Stefanie Joelle Okemow
|2004||Paul Crompton and Justin Still|
|2007||Nick White and Jessica Lewis|
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.
|2010||Elaine Hanna, David Bishop & Andrew Gardner|
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.
|2011||Paul Creasey & Katherine Grice|
|2019||Stefanie Joelle Okemow|
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.
|2017||Philippa Stiff & Meg Pearson|
New Voices and the Julie Dorrington Award
The New Voices session at the Annual Conference was introduced to encourage members* who have not presented at a national meeting to do so in a supported environment. Those participating deliver a 10-minute presentation on any (relevant) subject of their choosing.
All New Voice participants are rewarded with a certificate and a free annual subscription, valid from the April after Conference. The best presentation (as voted for by delegates) is presented with the Julie Dorrington Award which includes a certificate and a free full conference ticket.
*Applicants must be fully paid up members at the time of both application and conference, and be presenting at their first national meeting.
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’ Association, British Institute of Professional Photography, Royal Photographic Society, Association of Medical Illustrators, Ophthalmic Imaging Association, BioCommunications Association, British Association of Retinal Screeners, Australian Institute of Medical and Biological Illustration, Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques. The winner receives a certificate and £100.
|2017||Albert Sim Ah Hiang|
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.
|2007||M. Claire Thompson|
|2009||M. Claire Thompson|
|2014||Meg Pearson, Mark Bartley|
|2015||Nicola Kelley, David Bishop|
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|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)
|2002||Media Resources Centre, Cardiff|