Distinctions advisory day (LRPS/ARPS)

03 December 2016

10:00 - 16:00

Old Basing Village Hall, Basingstoke
Old Basing Village Hall
The St
Old Basing
United Kingdom
RG24 7DA


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***  Fully booked for advice ***

We still have plenty of spaces available for spectators.

This advisory day is intended to provide guidance to anyone considering applying for Licentiateship and for Associateship in the category of Applied.

Licentiateship - There are no restrictions on the subject matter when applying for this level. A Panel of Associate or Fellowship members of The Society assesses your application.

Associateship - in the specialist category of:

  • Applied: Photography which has a specific end purpose or use. This by definition includes all professional photography as well as many other disciplines such as: documentary, portraiture, theatrical, record, architectural, wedding, visual journalism, astronomy and palaeontology

Panel assessors to be confirmed. This will be an open session and spectators are welcome to attend. This advisory day will be for prints only.

Attending for Advice:

On arrival please register at the front desk and then place your panel safely on the desks to the side of the room. You will have the opportunity to receive guidance on your proposed panel and how to prepare it. The panel assessors will introduce the advisory day and show examples of successful panels. You will then be invited to display your images for comment. As a participant, you should bring your prints that you consider could form the basis for a panel, along with a number of spares. Ideally prints will be mounted, however there is no need to mount your images at this stage, but you can if you wish. Please bring a hanging plan at A4 size and for ARPS, also a statement of intent to read out.

Before you attend please make sure you have read the Distinctions Handbook which contains important information on requirements, categories and criteria regarding the panels. This can be downloaded from the RPS website www.rps.org/distinctions. It is advisable to bring along 5-10 spare images.


Spectating is a good way to learn about the distinctions system and to see the advice given. Please do not bring any of your own images to the event on the off-chance that you can receive advice. Only panels that have been booked can be assessed.

We are pleased to be joined again this year by Longridge Mount Cutting Systems.

The Longridge family has been at the cutting edge of British engineering over many generations, be it involvement with Stephenson’s Rocket, British Engine Insurance or Mount Cutting Systems.  The present Longridge Mount Cutter was born out of listening to photographer’s needs. Creating your image is only half the work; presentation completes it. Longridge provides you with the control to mount your image, bespoke to your needs. Transform it, add value to it and present it with confidence.

Innovation, British design and engineering, production and manufacturing techniques not usually found at the affordable end of the market, fastidious assembly and quality control all have contributed to the success and performance of these products. Employing traditional values with modern engineering, Longridge Mount Cutting Systems are contemporary, precise and effortless.

www.longridge.co.uk - not sure how it works – see the Longridge website for full details and videos of it in use. 

Please book using the book online button:

Those wishing to attend are asked to register and pay through the RPS website. In the event that there are any problems with this process, such as problems with your email being recognised or issues logging on, please contact the Membership Department at Fenton House, Bath, email: membership@rps.org or telephone 01225 325743.

  • Attending for Advice: RPS members £15.
  • Attending for Advice: Non-RPS members £20.
  • Spectator:  £10.


Free tea, coffee and cold drink refreshments will be served. Please bring your own lunch.

Free parking on site

Cancellation policy

Please inform The Society as early as possible if you have to cancel your attendance. We are unable to refund your payment less than fourteen days beforehand.

David Ashcroft LRPS
Email the event organiser

Region: Southern