IISE 2015 winners announced

14 September 2015

Exhibitions, Society news

At an award ceremony during the British Science Festival in Bradford, the winners of The Royal Photographic Society’s International Images for Science competition 2015 were announced. In front of honoured guests, including the Lord Mayor of Bradford and members of the media, prizes were given by Juergen Maier, Chief Executive of Siemens plc, and Derek Birch ASIS HonFRPS, President of The Society.

The competition, organised by the RPS and generously supported by Siemens as part of the Curiosity Project, is in its third year and attracted a record 2,300 entries from all over the World.

The medal winners were:

© Dan Oxtoby / The Royal Photographic Society. Juergen Maier, Marta Garcia, Derek Birch 
Jurgen Maier, CEO, Siemens plc, Marta Garcia,
Gold Winner, 17 years and under, Derek Birch
ASIS HonFRPS, President, The RPS.
© Dan Oxtoby / The RPS

BRONZE AWARD (£250 and an RPS Bronze medal): Dr David Maitland FRPS for “Anchors”

SILVER AWARD (£500 and an RPS silver medal): Stephen Gschmeissner for “Silver Plaster Nanotechnology”

GOLD AWARD for Ages 17 and under (£500 toward photographic equipment and an RPS gold medal): Marta Garcia for “Red and White”

GOLD AWARD for Ages 18-25 (£750 and an RPS gold medal): Rebecca Summerfield for “Tope Shark Foetus”

GOLD AWARD for Ages 26 and over (£1000 and an RPS gold medal): Dr David Maitland FRPS for “Breathing Tree” (shown here)

A catalogue showing all the selected entries along with explanatory captions is available here. Details of the exhibition tour and more information is here


For more information or for images:

Contact Gary Evans, Science Exhibition Coordinator, The Royal Photographic Society, e: gary@rps.org,  t: +44 (0)7970 287923

Notes for editors

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse with deep roots in the UK, going back over 170 years. The company employs around 14,000 people across 25 major locations in the UK, including 13 manufacturing sites. The Curiosity project is a three-year engagement programme to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life for you people and help address the UKs shortage of engineers. For further information on the Curiosity Project visit: siemens.co.uk/curiosity-project

The Royal Photographic Society is a registered charity, founded in 1853, and promotes photography and supports photographers. With a membership open to everyone The Society is the UK’s largest organisation representing photographers with over 11,200 members in the UK and abroad. The Society publishes the RPS Journal and Imaging Science Journal and it holds over 500 events around the UK and abroad. For more information visit: www.rps.org