Past Recipients

The following are the names of those who have won RPS Composition Prizes since the competition started in 1948. In certain years no award was made. From 1994 former winners were not eligible to enter again.

1948 - 1959 / 1960 - 1969 / 1970 - 1979 / 1980 - 1989 / 1990 - 1999 / 2000 - 2009 / 2010 - to date


1959
no prize awarded

1958
Barry Moss
John Luke Rose

1957
Alan Ridout
John Luke Rose

1956
David Ellis

1955
David Freedman
Alan Ridout

1954
Frank Spedding

1953
Barry Moss
Philip Wilkinson

1952
Stanley Glasser
Richard Muncey
Roy Heaton Smith
Frank Spedding
Malcolm Macdonald (RPS ‘open’ prize - 1st place)
Stephen Dodgson (RPS ‘open’ prize - 2nd place)

1951
Iain Hamilton
James Stevens
David Wooldridge
Adrian Cruft (RPS ‘open’ prize - 1st place)
Kenneth Leighton (RPS ‘open’ prize - 2nd place)

1950
Peter Hodgson
K V Jones

1949
Stephen Dodgson
Edward C Holman
John Joubert
Ian Parrott (RPS ‘open’ prize - 1st place)
Geoffrey Bush (RPS ‘open’ prize - 2nd place)

1948
Victor Bailey
Stewart Hylton Edwards
Samuel Margolian
Timothy Moore

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