The RPS International Print Exhibition - Print competition

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The Royal Photographic Society is calling for entries to the 159 International Print Competition, a, significant opportunity for photographers to become part of The Society’s 2016/17 exhibitions tour.


Organised by the Royal Photographic Society, an educational charity promoting both the art and science of photography, this print competition has been held almost every year since 1854. Now in its 159th year, it is the longest running exhibition of its kind in the world.

You can submit up to 4 images on any subject matter. Each image you submit will be judged as a single, stand-alone image (though one image can contain multiple images, like a triptych).

Images can be scanned from film, or from the actual print to create a digital file. Manipulation/editing using editing software is allowed, however the images submitted must be the work of the entrant only.

All images have to have a maximum of 2500 pixels wide (if landscape) or 2500 pixels high (if portrait) and a maximum size of 5Mb in JPG format. Images should be in sRGB colour space.

As the photographer, you retain copyright.

Entry fees for 4 images:

RPS Member - 20 GBP (approx. 28 USD) per person
Non Member - 30 GBP (approx. 42 USD) per person
Entry for Under 30s - 15 GBP (approx. 21 USD) per person


This print competition is open worldwide to photographers of all ages.


Gold Award: 1500 GBP (approx. 2,137 USD) + RPS Gold Medal
Under 30 Gold Award: 1500 GBP (approx. 2,137 USD) + RPS Gold Medal
Silver Award: 750 GBP (approx. 1,068 USD) + RPS Silver Medal
Bronze Award: 500 GBP (approx. 712 USD) + RPS Bronze Medal

100 selected prints will be mounted and framed by The Royal Photographic Society and will tour to six UK venues, opening in East London's Old Truman Brewery, on October 2016.


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