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, grants and bursary opportunities. The majority are open to both members and non-members.

Monthly Competition: Square Format

Open only to RPS members, the theme this month is SQUARE FORMAT. Open for entry: 4 - 31 January 2018.

Closes 31st January 2018→

Patient Portraits competition

Patient Portraits: A New You, is a photography competition supported by The RPS, encouraging photographers to capture heartfelt moments to convey what life after heart valve disease means to patients.

Closes 31st January 2018→

Nature Group Members' Annual Exhibition

The Nature Group Annual Members' Exhibition is open for entries.

Please note that you must be a member of the Nature Group, to be eligible to enter this competition.

Closes 31st January 2018→

RPS Awards 2018: Nominate Now

Combined Royal Colleges Medal ONLY open until mid-February 2018. The RPS International Awards are offered annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to the art and science of photography.

Combined Royal Colleges Medal ONLY open until mid-February 2018→

RPS International Photography Exhibition 161

Be part of the next IPE, as the RPS launches its 161st edition of the world's longest running photography exhibition.

Closes 4th April 2018→

The Peter Hansell Scholarship Fund

The Medical Group of the RPS administers a scholarship fund in memory of Dr Peter Hansell HonFRPS, a pioneer of the practice and teaching of medical photography in the second half of the 20th Century.

Open until total annual funding allocation reached→

RPS Postgraduate Bursary

As part of The Society’s remit as an educational charity we offer an annual bursary of £3,500 in support of a postgraduate student studying in the UK or abroad.

Opens 31st January 2018→

Environmental Bursary

The Royal Photographic Society in partnership with The Photographic Angle offers two, one-year bursaries to support a photographic project that will promote environmental awareness.

Opens 31st January 2018→

Joan Wakelin Bursary

Administered by The Society in partnership with The Guardian. The Joan Wakelin Bursary offers £2000 for the production of a photographic essay on an overseas social documentary issue.

Opens 31st January 2018→

Short Film Award

Can you do it in 90 seconds? DepicT! challenges filmmakers on any budget from anywhere in the world to show their stuff in just a minute and a half. In partnership with Watershed and DepicT!

Opens February 2018→

Student Funding

There is funding available for Society Events. This funding is to enable student photographers to attend selected Society Regional and Group events that they would not normally be able to afford.

Information and applying→

Weather Photographer of the Year

Enter your images of weather and the impact of weather to stand a chance of becoming Weather Photographer of the Year 2018.

Opens 2018→
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