2011 International Projected Image Exhibition winners announced

The two Gold Medal winners of The Royal Photographic Society’s 2011 International Projected Image Exhibition have been announced.

Ukrainian photographer Sergey Buslenko FRPS won the Gold Medal in the General category for Afloat in Dreams and the Nature category Gold Medal winner was Andrew Gasson ARPS from the UK, for a study of an Emperor Penguin.

The International Projected Image Exhibition, which is open internationally to any photographer, showcases 484 images from forty-seven countries this year. The other medal winners came from the UK, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Canada with High Commended entries from the UK, Israel, Portugal, China, Australia, USA and Germany.

The exhibition, previously known as The International Slide Exhibition, started accepting digital submissions in 2007 and  went fully digital in 2011. The International Projected Image Exhibition opened in Gosforth  on 25 October and will travel to venues and camera clubs across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

Lesley Goode, Exhibitions Manager commented:  “This year’s entries were of a very high standard with entries showing technical skill and artistic merit. We had 773 entrants and it’s clear that the move to a fully digital competition has reinvigorated many photographers’ picture making.”

The General category accepts a wide range of subject matter from the artistic to the documentary. The Nature category depicts observations from all branches of natural history.  Each section has its own specialist selectors, usually Fellows of The Society.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards are given in all categories and the exhibition has been awarded recognition by the Photographic Society of America and acceptances can be credited towards PSA Star Ratings. For more information on the IPIE see:  www.rps.org/int-proj-image-exhibition The exhibition can be hired by any organisation.

For further information contact Lesley Goode, Exhibitions Manager, email:  [email protected] or tel: +44 (0)1225 325720.  The Presentation CD-Rom is PC and MAC compatible and includes a sound track and the RPS President’s and selectors’ comments, and can be purchased for £5 plus p&p from www.rps.org/store