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.

Royal Photographic Society in partnership with The Photographic Angle is offering two 1-year bursaries to support a photographic project that will promote environmental awareness.  

In addition to the funding you will also be able to claim up to £500 worth of equipment from Vanguard and your portfolio printed by Metro Imaging.

Applications are invited from anyone living or studying in the United Kingdom with a talent for taking photographs and an interest in the environmental concerns that we face today.

The bursaries will provide £3000 to assist with travel expenses, photographic equipment and other project-related costs. 

There are two awards available for applicants aged 16-30 and 31+ years.

The closing date will be the 29 May 2018. We will notify the successful applicants by the 8 July 2017. 

We are looking for a creative interpretation of the subject as well as documentary and editorial photography.

Applying is a four step process - applications will not be accepted via email: 

1) Read the information sheet about the bursary carefully.

2) Register or Login to the website. You will need to navigate back to this page under the Competitions tab in the menu above after logging in or registering (if you applied for a Bursary last year you should already have a password to login).

3) Fill in and submit your written application here.

4)  After submitting your written application you will immediately be asked to load your supporting images - you can also submit your eight supporting images from a previous project here. The images that you upload should be sRGB jpegs of no more than 2mb in size each.  Please allow the images time to load (this may take a few minutes) and do not press submit more than once.

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Previous Winners (click on an image to learn more)




Charlotte Sams
Charlotte Sams
16-25 years old category

Marcus Doyle
Marcus Doyle
26+ years old category
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Anchevskaya and Nikolov

2015 Winners - both categories

From June 2016 of The RPS Journal

The 2015 winners, Kieran Dodds (over 30) and Ekatrina Anchevskaya and Aleksandar Nikolov (under 30), tell us about the projects they completed with the financial support of the Society and its partners.

Jun 2016
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Marcus Doyle

2014 Winners - both categories

From March 2015 of The RPS Journal

2014 winners Marcus Doyle and Charlotte Sams, give us an insight into their winning projects.

Mar 2015
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Toby Smith

2013 Winner over 25s Category

From August 2014 of The RPS Journal

Toby Smith - talks at the midpoint of his winning project on the HS2 rail link.

Aug 2014
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Mandy Barker

2012 Winner over 25's Category

From September 2013 of The RPS Journal

Mandy Barker - Shoal: Plastic in the Sea After the Tsunami in Japan

Sep 2013
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Clifton Cameras Jan 2017
SWPP2018 exhibition