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Here are JADE Awards that have been presented to Guild Members in the past 6 years:

        

JADE: EROTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2014 AWARDS
Erotic Artist of the Year Winner: MARK ROBERTS - Artist
We are delighted to add Mark Roberts’ name to the growing pantheon of talented artisans which comprise previous winners of this award. Mark is the first fully-fledged ‘artist’ to receive the award and it is given in no small part in recognition of his commitment to the genre, his dedication to his art and the creation of his own gallery in which to display his wonderful work. Mark’s unique erotic artwork is always sensuously bold and visually striking, instantly recognisable as a piece of ‘Provocative Art’ and has gone from strength to strength over the past decade. In making this award we are also recognising Mark’s long-term support and involvement with both JADE magazine and The Guild of Erotic Artists of which he is a long-standing member.
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: RUTH BIRCHAM - Artist
We are extremely pleased to be able to make this award to one of JADE’s most recent debutantes. Artist Ruth Bircham’s work captured our imaginations and fired our passion for her art not only through her beautiful use of colour, but because of the subject matter she has committed to canvas; not only does she delight in the soft curves of the female form, but is one of the few artists we have come across in the last fourteen years who has embraced the rampant male member and brought it glistening and pulsing into the mainstream of modern erotic art. Her ability to turn an erect penis into a work of art is alone reason enough for this award.
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: STEVE DT - Photographer
We are delighted to make this award to one of JADE’s most supportive contributors and long-standing members of the Guild of Erotic Artists. Photographer Steve DT has worked long and hard to establish a fine body of work which continues to push hard at the very boundaries of erotic art. Often innovative, Steve has developed a unique style, a blend of both subtle and ‘in your face’ erotic adult art photography, using his artistic vision to capture not only the beauty of the female form but also those more intimate moments between lovers which often go unseen and provide the viewer with an almost voyeuristic experience.
Special Achievement Award: LEN GIFFORD - Sculptor
The winner of this year’s JADE Special Achievement Award is sculptor and erotic photographer and artist Len Gifford, for his support of JADE and his outstanding contribution to The Guild of Erotic Artists and in helping to make the organisation what it is today. In presenting this award we would like to honour and pay tribute to Len’s many years of hard work and dedication, his artistic flair, imagination, skill and undoubted creativity. Few artists can boast creative expertise across the entire erotic art spectrum, but Len straddles the work of sculpture, art and photography like a colossus and his commitment has always been nothing less than complete.
JADE: EROTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2013 AWARDS
Erotic Artist of the Year Winner: JOHN COLES - Photographer
The work of the recipient of this year’s award, photographer John Coles, so impressed us that the decision to make the award was both unanimous and instantaneous. On first sight of John’s work in August we were simply stunned by its very high quality, beautiful compositions and perfect lighting. The clarity of his vision, his dedication to detail and his flair for capturing his models at their best within the environmental setting, enhancing the whole image with his striking use of light and shadow has, in our view, brought a new strength and dimension to the very best of sensual, erotic art photography. John justifiably takes his place this year among the small but elite pantheon of highly gifted and skilled photographers which comprise our previous winners of this award.
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: BORIS IVKOV - Artist
We are extremely pleased to be able to make this award to one of JADE’s most recent debutants. Although very well established in Germany, Boris did not come to our attention until he joined the Guild of Erotic Artists, and on seeing his work we were captivated by his skill and style. Boris’s gifted art work is of the very highest calibre and quality, and there was simply no hesitation in putting his name forward for the award this year. We have been enthralled by the beauty and quality of his work, which, for us, has defined precisely what sensual erotic art is all about; capturing the essence and beauty of the human form and seductively engaging the viewer.
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: NORA NESS - Photographer/Model
We are delighted to make this award to one of the Guild of Erotic Artists’ long-standing members. Model and photographer Nora Ness has established an enviable body of work which continues to go from strength to strength. Innovative and inspiring in her technique and execution, being both model and photographer, Nora has developed her own unique style of erotic adult art photography where the viewer accompanies her on an erotic and intensely sensual journey into her imagination as she realises her artistic vision and translates it into the finally composed image in a way which engages and stimulates the viewer.
Special Achievement Award: JOHN TISBURY - Photographer
The winner of this year’s JADE Special Achievement Award is presented to a simply outstanding exponent of high quality erotic art photography. Not only has photographer John Tisbury developed a unique and inspiring body of work over the past years, but his professionalism, temperament and work ethic are second to none and should serve to act as both an inspiration and a catalyst for all aspiring erotic art photographers, in whatever genre they decide to specialise. In presenting this award we would like to honour and pay tribute to John’s hard work and dedication, his artistic flair, imagination, skill and undoubted creativity.
JADE: EROTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2012 AWARDS
Erotic Artist of the Year Winner: TIM ROSIER- Photographer
The recipient of this year’s award, photographer Tim Rosier, has continued to both expand his repertoire and develop his skills in recent years. With a keen artistic eye, he has created a style of high quality, sensual erotic photography which both pleases and excites the viewer. His most recent exemplary ‘location work’, in which he features his models in both breathtaking natural and abandoned industrial settings, has served to secure him this award, one which we feel is justified not only by his on-going professionalism, but by his acute attention to detail and artistic eye in creating such a stunning portfolio of work.
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: ERIC WALLIS- Artist
We are extremely pleased to be able to make this award to one of JADE’s most recent debutants. Although very well established in the United States, Eric did not come to our attention until he joined the Guild of Erotic Artists, and on seeing his work we were totally captivated by both his skill and his style. Eric’s gifted work is of the very highest calibre and quality, and there was simply no hesitation in putting his name forward for the award this year. We have been totally entranced by the subtle beauty of his work, which, for us, has defined precisely what erotic art is all about; capturing the essence and beauty of the human body and engaging the viewer.
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: PWP IMAGES - Artist
We are delighted to make this award to one of the Guild of Erotic Artists’ most long-standing members. PWP Images is a tried and tested, well-established professional whose studio-based work continues to go from strength to strength. Using both black-and-white and colour to enrich his work, PWP has developed a style which brings to the fore all the subtleties of a true artist as he captures the natural female form in all its beauty. His work ethic and ability are second to none and he can rightly be held up as an example to newer, up-and-coming photographers who could do no better than follow his fine example in this genre. .
Special Achievement Award: COLIN BALLARD- 'The Guild of Erotic Artists''
The winner of this year’s JADE Special Achievement Award is presented to the long-standing Secretary of the Guild of Erotic Artists for his enduring hard work and endeavour on behalf of the Guild’s many members and the promotion and marketing of a generation of erotic artists. Although we applaud the work of the artists each year, we tend to overlook those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make things happen, those who create opportunities and support the efforts of members working in the erotic art genre. Colin has, for more than a decade, been the main driving force behind the Guild and many of its successes can be laid squarely at his door. We honour his hard work and dedication with this award.
JADE: EROTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2011 AWARDS
Erotic Artist of the Year Winner: GREGORY BROWN - Photographer
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: SALLY TRUEMAN - Artist
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: ALAN WRIGHT - Artist
Special Achievement Award: NICOLE KLEIN - 'The Hourglass'
JADE: EROTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2010 AWARDS
Erotic Artist of the Year Winner: JOHN TISBURY- Photographer
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: KURSTY JONES - Artist
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: TOBY JACKMAN - Photographer
JADE: EROTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2009 AWARDS
Erotic Artist of the Year Winner: ROBERT BABYLON - Photo-Artist
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: DAVE HARE - Photographer
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: KAREN MIDDLETON - Artist

ABOUT THE AWARDS

They were a long time in coming, but finally 2009 saw the launch of the JADE Erotic Artist of the Year awards, with the winner being presented with a specially commissioned kneeling nude sculpture in white by leading master sculptor Ken Clarke. The winner and the two runners-up also received framed certificates.


The main awards form part of JADE magazine's active support of The Guild of Erotic Artists and are presented to members of the Guild whose work has appeared in the magazine. The winners are chosen each year by the magazine's editorial staff based on a combination of professional assessment of the work which has appeared in the magazine and on readers' response as shown through the mailbag.

Although limited to this single award at present, it is hoped eventually to expand the system of awards to include a wide range of fields and accomplishments, and perhaps to encourage other organisations and companies to create awards of their own.

The awards are presented to the winners at a special event that is organised annually. JADE is proud to continue to support the Guild of Erotic Artists and to promote the sensual art of erotica for the modern age. Details of the award ceremony appear in the magazine after the event.

The secondary awards, in other areas of erotica, are presented by the editor in the form of framed certificates, on behalf of the magazine's editorial staff and the categories for these are intended to be flexible year on year to allow for a wide range of erotica to be recognised and acknowledged as the JADE staff see fit.