The family of the late Richard Ratcliffe who passed away in 1960, donated this elaborate trophy to PSNZ in his memory. Richard was a marine photographer and poet, a member of the Dunedin Photographic Society and a supporter of PSNZ.
The actual trophy is kept with the permanent collection and the winner receives a plaque.
Up to 2012 the trophy was awarded for the best Marine print in even years, and the best Marine projected image in uneven years.
From 2013 it was awarded for the best Maritime Print OR Projected image.
The following people have won the trophy more than once:
- N.M. Beaumont ARPS
- C.G. Kenrick
- W.L. Miller
- W.R. Irvine