Competitions

Whether you are working digitally, using film or experimenting with more traditional processes, all subjects, genres and styles of photography can be entered into many of our competitions, grants and bursary opportunities. The majority are open to both members and non-members.

Win Two Tickets & Book for Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Bristol

Win Two Tickets to The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at M Shed, Bristol. The winner will also receive a copy of the accompanying hardback book.

Closes 14th December 2016→

Monthly Competition: Review of the Year 2016

A chance to share the best images you have taken in 2016.

Closes 5 January 2017→

Members Biennial 2017

Arguably the most important event in the members' calendar, the Members’ Biennial Exhibition represents the incredible talent and diverse interests of the current RPS membership. Now open for entries.

Closes 10th January 2017→

RPS Awards 2017: Nominate Now

The RPS International Awards are offered annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to the art and science of photography - nominate your favourite here!

Closes 16th January 2017→

International Images for Science 2017

The International Images for Science competition 2017 is now open for entries. We are looking for the best images to show how photography is used in science, can put across scientific concepts or illustrates the role of science in our everyday lives.

Closes 30th April 2017→

The Peter Hansell Scholarship Fund

The Medical Group of the Royal Photographic Society administers a scholarship fund in memory of Dr Peter Hansell HonFRPS, a pioneer of the practice and teaching of medical photography in the second half of the 20th Century.

Open until total annual funding allocation reached→

RPS Postgraduate Bursary

As part of The Society’s remit as an educational charity we offer an annual bursary of £3,500 in support of a postgraduate student studying in the UK or abroad.

Opens February 2017→

RPS International Print Competition 160

The RPS International Print Competition 160 is an exciting opportunity to exhibit in the world’s longest running touring photography exhibition.

Opens 2017→

Environmental Bursary

The Royal Photographic Society in partnership with The Photographic Angle offers two, one-year bursaries to support a photographic project that will promote environmental awareness.

Opens 2017→

Short Film Award

The RPS is delighted to be working with Watershed and DepicT! in offering an award for the best cinematography amongst its shortlisted films.

Opens 2017→

Student Funding

There is funding available for Society Events. This funding is to enable student photographers to attend selected Society Regional and Group events that they would not normally be able to afford.

Information and applying→
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