International Print Exhibition 157

  • Riding the Bus

    by Richard Gunn

  • Utah

    by Alexander Missen

  • Boy on Cliff Top

    by Sian Davey

The annual RPS International Print Exhibition is now in its 157th year, and is the longest standing exhibition of its kind in the world, having been held almost every year since 1854. Anyone can enter and everyone has an equal chance of their work being selected.

This year over 6,600 images were submitted to the competition from photographers in 72 countries worldwide. From the 100 prints selected for the exhibition, the photographers represent 23 countries, with 28% being under 30 years of age.

Paul Seawright, Photographer and Professor of Photography at the University of Ulster comments on the exhibition:  "For me the work that stands out in the exhibition marries excellent photographic skill with ideas, producing prints rich in meaning, message and technique. The subject matter ranges from the sublime and unusual to the everyday".

View the selected images, including the Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners in the slideshow gallery. An exhibition catalogue featuring all of the selected images is currently available from the RPS Shop.

The International Print Exhibition 157 is kindly supported by Metro and Hahnemühle.


Gold Medal - Jacqueline Roberts (Germany)
Under 30s Gold Medal - William Lakin (UK)
Silver Medal - Mandy Barker ARPS (UK)
Bronze Medal - Damien Wootten (UK)
Bronze Medal - Tamara Staples (USA)

Touring Schedule

31 Jul – 28 Aug Berkeley Gallery, Greenwich Heritage Centre, London
6 Sept – 8 Nov Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales
22 Nov – 10 Jan 2015 Banbury Museum & Art Gallery, near Oxford

16 Jan – 15 Feb Royal Albert Hall, London (public open days: 5  Feb 10am – 3pm, 7 & 14 Feb 10am - 1pm)
14 Mar – 10 May Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
19 May  – 16 Jun Titanic Belfast   (Belfast Photo Festival) Please note updated venue and dates


Paul Seawright - Photographer and Professor of Photography at the University of Ulster 
Anne McNeill - Director of Impressions Gallery in Bradford  
Jordi Ruiz Cirera - Documentary Photographer  
Marc Aspland FRPS - Chief Sports Photographer for The Times  
Tim Rudman FRPS (Chairman) – Fine Art Photographer 

A call for entries to the next exhibition will be announced in March 2015. Please see for details on how to enter your work.

For enquiries, please contact

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William Lakin

RPS Journal Feature on the Winners

From August 2014 of The RPS Journal

Winners of the Society's International Print Exhibition 157 explain what it takes to be a finalist.

Aug 2014
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