IPE158 - Call for Entries

10 March 2015

Competitions, Exhibitions

Media Release: The RPS International Print Exhibition 158 open for entries

Bath, 6 March 2015 -- The Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition – the world’s longest running photography exhibition – is open for entries at: www.rps.org/ipe158. The Society invites professional, student and amateur photographers worldwide to submit work to the competition.

The 100 selected images will be shown at the opening exhibition (9–14 October 2015) at London’s Old Truman Brewery as part of PHOTOBLOCK 2015 Festival. It will then tour the UK.

This year’s selectors are:

  • Richard Billingham, photographer and Professor of Fine Art
  • Louise Clements, co-founder and artistic director of Derby’s FORMAT Photography Festival
  • Bridget Coaker, picture editor, writer and curator
  • Dewi Lewis,  publisher and curator
  • Simon Roberts, photographer 

The chair of selectors is Roy Robertson HonFRPS, the Society’s immediate past President.

The Gold, Silver, Bronze and Under 30s Gold medal winners will receive cash prizes.  In addition the Under-30 winner will also be offered a one-year mentorship courtesy of Metro Imaging.

The Royal Photographic Society’s Print Exhibition started in 1854 and is now in its 158th year. During its long history it has gained a reputation for showcasing a wide range of genres and styles of photography. Entry is open to everyone of any age or photographic level.

Whether you are working digitally, using film, or experimenting with more traditional processes, all subjects, genres and styles of photography can be entered. Entry is initially online as a submission of up to 4 digital images. The selectors will create a shortlist with the final selection of 100 images being made from prints.  The closing date is 1 June 2015.

The RPS International Print Exhibition is supported by Metro Imaging.

For further information about the exhibition email: exhibitions@rps.org or call +44 (0)1225 325720.

Image: Sian Davey, Boy on Cliff Top, (International Print Exhibition 157)


The Royal Photographic Society is an educational charity (no. 1107831) based in Bath which exists to promote the art and science of photography and to support photographers and to help them improve their skills.