Competitions

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: History

Open to all members, the theme this month is HISTORY. Open for entry: 1 - 30 November.

Closes 30 November 2017→

Documentary Group bi-monthly competition

A bi-monthly single documentary image competition for all Documentary Group members.

Closes 31st December 2017→

RPS Awards 2018: Nominate Now

The RPS International Awards are offered annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to the art and science of photography - nominate your favourite here!

Closes 15th January 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→

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→

Monthly Competition: Review of the Year 2017

Open to all members, the theme this month is REVIEW OF THE YEAR. Open for entry: 1 December - 3 January 2018.

Opens 1st December 2017→

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 2018→

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→

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 2018→

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 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 2018→
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