TIPA AWARDS THE FINEST PHOTO AND IMAGING PRODUCTS FOR 2016
Madrid, 18 April 2016
The TIPA Award winning products for 2016 were announced earlier today; full details are available on www.tipa.com. Editors from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) member magazines met for their General Assembly on 1st April in San Francisco, USA to vote for the best photo and imaging products launched by the industry in the last 12 months. The trophies for the 26th year of TIPA Awards will be presented to the winning companies during photokina in Cologne, Germany on 20th September.
During the meeting the members voted to admit three new magazines to TIPA: Photo District News and Rangefinder from the USA and Photo Solution from Canada. With these three new members, there will be 30 leading photo and imaging magazines in TIPA, from 15 countries on five continents. TIPA also has a cooperative partnership with the CJPC (Camera Journal Press Club), representing top photography magazines in Japan.
The four-year terms of three members of the board came to an end. These were the Chairman, Thomas Gerwers, Secretary, Johan Elzenga and Treasurer, Louise Donald. The first two stood again and were duly re-elected by the members. Given that Louise Donald decided not stand for another term, there was an election to succeed her. The two candidates were Alfonso del Barrio of FV/Foto-Vídeo Actualidad magazine (Spain) and Roland Franken of digit! magazine (Germany). Roland Franken won the election and joined the board with Chairman, Thomas Gerwers, Vice-Presidents, Giulio Forti and Jean-Christophe Béchet and Secretary, Mr. Johan Elzenga.
The TIPA Awards are renowned as the most influential photo and imaging product awards in markets around the world. Where products use the TIPA Awards logo this indicates that these have passed evaluations by TIPA’s technical committee and magazine editors. A TIPA Awards endorsement is the highest accolade for any photo and imaging product.