The Royal Photographic Society Distinctions are recognised as the most prestigious in the photographic world. There are three levels, the Associate is the second level of The Society’s Distinctions and is a significant step up from the first level, the Licentiateship. The third level, the Fellowship, is the highest level of the Society’s Distinctions and only Associates of The RPS may apply.
Your Submission should have a theme which could relate, for example, to a journey from place to place; to aspects of a particular place – landscapes, seascapes or architecture of a region; to an event or activity carried out at a particular place; or to the people making up a community; and so on.
It is essential that you book onto an assessment day in order for your portfolio of work to be assessed for the ARPS.
There are only 22 places available each day for the ARPS Travel assessments so it is important to book ahead of time.
* It is essential to read the Associateship Handbook before applying.