The Royal Photographic Society Distinctions are recognised as the most prestigious in the photographic world. The Associate is the second level of The Society’s Distinctions and is a significant step up from the first level, the Licentiate.
Conceptual and Contemporary: photography which explores, defines, illustrates or evaluates issues through photographic images.
All applications for the Associate Distinction of the Society will be assessed against the criteria set out in the Distinction Guidelines.
It is essential that you book onto an assessment day in order for your portfolio of work to be assessed.
It is important to book ahead of time. To book, please complete and return an ARPS application form. On receipt, your assessment will be booked and you’ll receive an email of confirmation.
Click here to download ARPS application form
Click here to download ARPS Guidelines
Fenton House is open to the public from 9:00am until 5:00pm Monday to Friday. Portfolio delivery/collection can be made during these times.
Distinctions Cancellation Policy. After submitting your application form, if for any reason you are unable to send your submission or need to make other changes, please e-mail the relevant level firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Any cancellations or change requests must be made via e-mail. If you cancel/defer within 14 days of your assessment date you will be fully charged for the assessment. We are unable to offer a refund or deferral. You can request once only to cancel/defer 15 days or more prior to your assessment, without any charge, but all future requests will incur a £25 administration charge.
Hearing and access requirements
Fenton House has Wheelchair access.