TIPA announces the winners of the XVIII edition of the TIPA Awards - 29/04/2008
MADRID, 29 April 2008 - The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) announces the winners of the XVIII edition of the TIPA Awards. The best imaging products of 2008 were voted on at the organization's General Assembly on April 11, 2008 in Rome. The editors of the 27 member photo and imaging magazines from 11 European countries met to discuss the association's projects, analyze the European photographic scene and vote for the best products launched by the industry in the last 12 months.
Taking into account innovation, ergonomics, design, ease-of-use, efficiency, price/performance ratio, as well as other guidelines, TIPA editors have been bestowing the TIPA Awards to imaging products in various categories since 1991 in order to help photo enthusiasts and professionals make the best purchasing choices. Since technology is constantly changing, the TIPA Awards categories consequently also change. The present categories vary from D-SLR to compact cameras, from printers to software, and from scanners to photo kiosks.
Together, the TIPA member magazines cover most of the aspects of the imaging industry and deal with different audiences and technologies. TIPA editors' expertise is a solid guarantee that when an award is given, it is for a product that is the best in its category at a certain time.
The association is widely known by the general public for its annual Awards and is famous blue logo, which has achieved great international recognition and prestige. “We are very proud”, said Thomas Gerwers, chairman of the association, “ that our awards are the most coveted in Europe and beyond. And this is because our blue TIPA logo is a very clear message of confidence to the final user based on the experience of so many technical journalists.” Additionally, TIPA activities include conducting surveys among the member magazine's readers, visiting companies and factories all over the world and staying in contact with research and development engineers in order to follow the evolution of imaging technology.