Practical Photography ‘Gear of the Year 2010’ Awards – 01480 456391

gearofyearawardReaders of Practical Photography and Digital Photo magazines, and browsers of the Photo Answers website may well be aware that every year for the past 25 years they have run the Gear Of The Year awards – a way of acknowledging and celebrating the new and exciting developments in the world of photography over the year, along with the people and organisations that have made it special.

The product awards are decided by a panel of judges, including members of the Practical Photography and Digital Photo editorial teams and representatives from photographic retailers. However, the three retailer awards of “Best Online Retailer”, “Best Specialist Retailer” (less than 12 stores) and “Best Retailer” (any number of stores) are voted for by a collection of far more important people – the customers, with readers of the magazines and the website having cast their votes over the past few months for their favourite retailers, along with the “Best Processing Service”.

Consistent winners

For the past 8 years Warehouse Express have won the coveted “Best Online Retailer” award and, with this being the extra-special 25th Anniversary of the awards, they were hoping to make it 9 in a row. However, this year things were slightly different – not only were they nominated in the “Best Online Retailer” category, but thanks to their superb showroom and improvements made to Warehouse Express over the past year or so, 2010 also saw them nominated in the “Best Specialist Retailer” section. The results of the vote and the judging would not be known until the awards ceremony itself, which took place on Thursday 9th September.

Compères for the awards were Digital Photo Editor John Adams and Practical Photography’s Editor-in-Chief Andrew James. The two of them make a rather good double act as presenters – much Like Ant and Dec, but far more likeable. And as anyone who attended last year’s awards will tell you, the pair make an impressive Irish dancing duo. This is the link to the winners: Click here to see the winners.

Jamy produced the acrylic awards that you see in the picture. We were commissioned to produce 20 of the awards, and as normal, had a tight deadline. As you can see from the photo, we produced a splendid result, which we are sure takes pride of place on the winners shelves. Please contact us on 01480 456391 to discuss how we can produce similar awards for you.

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