Posted on Apr 14, 2020
The Technical Image Press Association has announced the winners of the TIPA World Awards 2020.
TIPA is an international organisation comprising 26 imaging magazines from across the globe, and Photography News is a member.
The TIPA World Award winners in 40 categories represent the wide range of products and services that make up the imaging industry today, including inkjet papers, imaging software, storage media, accessories, lighting, monitors and more.
TIPA chairman Thomas Gerwers said: “Given the extraordinary circumstances the world and our industry face today, we felt that we should continue with our efforts in recognising the best imaging products of 2020.
“We believe that now more than ever our support of the industry and the people who work so hard, be it in production, distribution or marketing, deserve credit and our thanks and appreciation for their efforts to continue to develop new and exciting products and grow into the future. Of course, while the process of nomination and selection of award winners had to adapt to the circumstances, we maintained our usual rigorous standards in our considerations.”
The TIPA Award process
Beginning in late 2019 and through March, 2020, nominations within select categories were gathered by the TIPA Technical Committee. Editors from member magazines were consulted, equipment was tested and evaluated, and new categories, representing emerging imaging trends, were considered.
Finalists are usually voted on at the TIPA General Assembly, attended by representatives from TIPA member magazines from around the world, and originally scheduled for mid-March in Las Vegas this year. When travel restrictions began to be implemented, the TIPA Board decided that voting should, of course, still take place, so product recommendation and an online voting procedure was instituted for members from around the world.
“Our hope,” said Thomas Gerwers, “is first of all that everyone remains safe and that this pandemic eases. We look forward to organising a General Assembly later this year to welcome new member publications and continue our efforts to work with editors from the worldwide TIPA group of professional, amateur and business magazines and online publications to support and grow the imaging industry.”
TIPA World Award honorees this year include long-time industry companies as well as new entrants and those who represent emerging trends in the photo/imaging industry, plus awards within specific market segments and applications. For a full list of the TIPA World Award 2020 winners, along with award citations and images, please visit the TIPA website.
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