Exhibitions & Competitions

Be inspired and seize the opportunity to exhibit your work alongside photographers from across the world. Open to both members and non-members, we organise exhibitions and competitions throughout the year for photographers at all levels of photographic practice. Our print exhibitions tour the UK and overseas, and many are accompanied by exhibition catalogues that are available to buy from the online shop.

RPS exhibitions are available for hire.  Contact us if you are interested in showing an exhibition at your venue. 


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. Open to members and non-members, take a look at the opportunities available for you to enter your images.

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Current Exhibitions

Dive into the world of extraordinary and remarkable scientific and artistic imagery currently touring in our annual and biennial Exhibitions. View the individual exhibitions to find out the touring schedules and see if one of these major RPS exhibitions is due to be on display at a venue near you.

Visit a Society exhibition→

Exhibitions Archive

From wrestling to reptile blood, you will definitely discover something new in our archive of exhibitions. Take a look and be inspired to develop your photography and enter one of our future competitions. You could appear in this collection in years to come!

View images from past exhibitions→


The RPS recognises and supports efficiently run international exhibitions and salons with the award of its Patronage. On approval of application, they will be granted Patronage and can award RPS Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in their exhibitions.

Applying for Patronage→
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Exhibition Quotes

Jacqueline Roberts

”I feel honoured and humbled to be awarded the gold medal by the RPS. And what's very exciting is having two images on show. One digital. One ambrotype.“

Jacqueline Roberts

”Being selected was an honour but to win a medal was unbelievable. It validates what you do and knowing that your peers value your work, giving confidence to move forward!“

Bill Jackson