12 Feb 2023

Compete RPS International Photography Exhibition

Royal Photographic Society Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Royal Photographic Society

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: May 8, 2023 – The Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition (IPE) is the world’s longest running photography exhibition and celebrates contemporary photography from across the globe.

The IPE presents a unique opportunity to exhibit in a group exhibition at The Royal Photographic Society in Bristol, UK, and other nationwide venues, alongside a prize fund to support future photographic projects.

Photographers and image-makers, of all ages, can submit their work to the RPS International Photography Exhibition. Submissions are encouraged from new, emerging and established photographers worldwide.


  • IPE Award / £1000 and 1-year free membership to the RPS
  • Under 30s Award / £1000 and 1-year free membership to the RPS
  • Exhibition Tour / 100 photographs will be selected for the touring exhibition, opening at the RPS Gallery, Bristol
  • RPS Journal Features / Four opportunities for a photographer to feature in the award-winning RPS Journal, selected by the Editor
  • Visitor Prize / £250 prize voted for by visitors to the Bristol exhibition
  • Selectors Spotlight / Four photographers will receive a statement by one of the guest selectors about why they selected the work. This will be included in the exhibition
  • IPE Journal Edition / All selected photographers will receive a digital copy of the IPE edition of the award-winning RPS Journal
  • International Recognition / Shortlisted photographers will be celebrated across our online and digital channels, including opportunities for Instagram take-overs
  • Membership Offer / All IPE entrants receive 15% discount on a new RPS membership
  • Digital Spotlight / We will share stand-out entries during the entry period across RPS digital channels


  • One free single image submission is available to all entrants.
  • Standard entry of four images: £30 per person
  • RPS Member entry of four images: £24 per person
  • Entry of four images for anyone Under 30: £18 per person. Entrants must be under 30 years old on 8 May 2023 (proof of age will be required if selected)



  • Early-bird prize draw deadline: Tuesday 4 April 2023
  • Closing date for entries: Monday 8 May 2023
  • Notify shortlisted entrants: W/C 19 June 2023
  • Print submission window for shortlisted entrants: 21 June – 31 July 2023

The Royal Photographic Society is an international charitable organisation based in Bristol, UK. We are dedicated to increasing the knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of photography to the widest possible audience. Founded in 1853, the RPS is one of the world’s oldest photographic societies.

The RPS Gallery is situated in the photography hub of Bristol alongside the Martin Parr Foundation.

The Royal Photographic Society
RPS House
337-340 Paintworks
Bristol BS4 3AR

Opportunity Categories: Photography Only. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 05 May thru June, and Open to Artists Worldwide. Benefits: *No Application Fee, Exhibition - Group, Exhibition - Traveling, and Publication.

Opportunity expires in 43 days.

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