09 March 2015
Bath, 6 March 2015 – The Royal Photographic Society’s RPS Journal has secured three top awards at the Institute of Internal Communications Awards in the Best Membership Publication, Best Rebrand and Best Use of Imagery and Design categories. The RPS Journal is published on The Society’s behalf by Think Publishing which secured the contract to publish the 162-year old Journal last year.
The Society’s RPS Journal is the world’s oldest photographic magazine being published continuously since March 1853.
To celebrate the IoIC Awards The RPS is offering a 20% discounted membership – which includes the monthly RPS Journal – for those signing up at www.rps.org/join using the discount code: IOIC15
Commenting on the success Dr Michael Pritchard, the Society’s Director-General, said: “The move to a new publisher in 2014 has reinvigorated the Society’s flagship publication which attracts widespread praise from photographers, members and those beyond The Society. Recognition from communications professionals is particularly welcome and reflects the work led by our editor Clare Harris, the publisher and, of course, those photographers and members who make the content so inspiring and exciting”.
John Innes, publisher, from Think Publishing said: “We were delighted to see the Journal winning three awards, beating stiff competition from a excellent shortlist of titles. These awards are a tribute not only to the dedication and enthusiasm of the Journal’s team but also the great work being done by RPS members. The Journal wouldn’t exist without their love of photography and passion for the art form.”
The RPS Journal was first published in March 1853, just two months after The Society was founded. It has appeared continuously since then making it the world’s oldest photographic periodical. Over the past 162 years The RPS Journal has been at the forefront of many of the technological and artistic changes within photography, it has shown work by many of the great names of photography and, of course, it has charted The RPS’s important role within photography and the work of its members. In 2014 the RPS Journal returned to monthly publication with an increased pagination and a new design.
The RPS Journal is only available to members of The Society but a copy of the March 2015 issue is available to everyone at: www.rps.org/journal. Printed copies will also be available at The Photography Show at the NEC, Birmingham, from 21-24 March.
The Royal Photographic Society is an educational charity (no. 1107831) based in Bath which exists to promote the art and science of photography, to support photographers and to help them improve their skills.