AWARDS AND HONOURS
Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of The Antarctic Treaty Pat and Rosemarie Keough’s ANTARCTICA is presented to the Head of Government of the 54 nations that are signatories of the Antarctic Treaty. The presentation of specially dedicated copies of the tome was made by Martin Smolek, Chair of the XLII Antarctic Treaty Counsultative Meeting, 2019.
Pat and Rosemarie Keough’s ANTARCTICA is honoured as the Official Book of SCAR Polar2018. At this international scientific congress of Antarctic and Arctic scientists, an event that occurs just once per decade, the ANTARCTICA tome was presented by co-hosts WSL Switzerland and SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research under the International Council of Scientific Unions) to each of the 43 SCAR National Committees worldwide.
The Explorers Club awarded Pat and Rosemarie Keough the Edward C. Sweeney Medal
in recognition of their photography and outstanding contributions to the welfare and objectives of this illustrious international club, 2014.
College of Fellows, 2013.
Pat and Rosemarie Keough are individually presented with Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee
Medals for their achievements and contribution to Canada, 2012.
LABYRINTH SUBLIME won Gold: Fine Edition Books in the Gold Ink Awards 2012.
This international competition is considered by many to be the Oscar of the Printing Industry.
Entries submitted by publishers and printers from around the world are judged on print quality,
technical difficulty and overall visual effect.
LABYRINTH SUBLIME won Gold, Outstanding Book of the Year – Best Book Arts
Craftsmanship in the Independent Publisher Book Awards 2012 competition. And in 2003
ANTARCTICA also won Gold, Outstanding Book of the Year – Best Book Arts Craftsmanship.
Open to independent, university, and small press publishers worldwide, the IPPY competition
rewards excellence, courage, creativity and independent spirit in publishing.
Pat and Rosemarie Keough are distinguished as Nature Photographer of the Year by
the International Photography Awards Committee 2003. In this same illustrious event
ANTARCTICA was acclaimed World’s Best Photography Book. An additional gold award,
Best Sunset and a silver for Best Wildlife were bestowed for specific images from ANTARCTICA.
ANTARCTICA won the coveted Benjamin Franklin Award – World’s Best Novelty Book
at the 2002 Premier Print Award competition. As engraved on the award: “Adjudicated from
thousands of entries worldwide, winners of a Benny demonstrate the ability to create visual
masterpieces and represent the unique partnership between designer & printer, need & creativity,
technology & craft.” LABYRINTH SUBLIME received two Certificates of Merit in the
2012 competition, distinguishing tome and accompanying presentation box.
In 2010 Rosemarie Keough was inducted as a WINGS WorldQuest Fellow, in recognition of her photography and environmental work. WINGS WorldQuest is the foremost international organization dedicated to supporting visionary women who are advancing field research, scientific inquiry, and environmental conservation.
2007 Rosemarie Keough was bestowed the Stefansson Medal and Certificate by The Explorers Club, Canadian Chapter. “Not only was this award richly deserved for her tremendous contribution to the club, but also for her stunning achievement with her photographic art book on Antarctica. The committee felt, especially in light of the International Polar Year, that no more fitting recipient could be found.” In 2001 Pat and Rosemarie Keough were both elected as Fellows of The Explorers Club. Rosemarie has held office since 2004, the first seven years as Chair: British Columbia and Yukon and since as Director-at-Large Canadian Chapter. The Explorers Club is a multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to scientific exploration and field research, founded 1904.
Pat and Rosemarie Keough were awarded the AFC Conservation Artist Award, March 2007. The Artists for Conservation Foundation is a non-profit juried association of international artists dedicated to celebrating and protecting natural heritage. The AFC Conservation Artist Award gives recognition for outstanding artistic talent and extraordinary contribution to the conservation cause.
The Royal Geographical Society together with the Institute of British Geographers conferred the 2004
Cherry Kearton Medal and Award to Pat and Rosemarie Keough for outstanding photography of the Natural World. This honour commemorates Britian’s Cherry Kearton, one of the world’s earliest wildlife photographers and writers, 1871-1940. The Keoughs are the first Canadians to receive this honour.
The International Association of Printing House Craftsmen honoured ANTARCTICA with Gold for Fine Press Books; and then at the 2002 Best of the Best Awards Ceremony, with the Craft, Art, Science Award. The judges, who created this new international award to adequately acknowledge ANTARCTICA, wrote:
An all-star team of Craftsmen from across North America were given a golden chance
to show their amazing artistry, their consummate craftsmanship and their superlative science.
We honor this team for their towering achievement and are humbled to present the first ever
IAPHC Craft, Art, Science Award to Pat and Rosemarie Keough, Nahanni Productions,
Hemlock Printers, and Felton Bookbinding for the production of ANTARCTICA.
North Americas premier publishing honor Gold – Fine Edition Books in the Gold Ink Awards 2003
was awarded to ANTARCTICA at GraphExpo 2003. Gold Ink Award winners become members
of an elite group of the most respected and influential creators of print media this continent has to offer
now including Pat and Rosemarie Keough.
In Canada, the country in which ANTARCTICA was published, ANTARCTICA won a Rock Award 2003 from the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada; a citation from The Alcuin Society for Excellence in Book Design; declared a Finalist at the the 2003 Banff Mountain Book Festival, and an Honorable Mention at the Roloff Beny 2004 Photography Book Competition. At the Canadian Gallery of Superb Printing 2002 competition ANTARCTICA won the Gold, the Best of Show and the People’s Choice awards. ANTARCTICA was the First prize winner at Canada’s Applied Arts Award 2002, for outstanding technical execution. Hemlock Printers Ltd., the firm which printed ANTARCTICA, awarded this tome the Job the Year 2001 and the Job of the Month, December 2001 for exquisite printing and creative design.
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