157th RPS International Print Competition

January 31, 2014 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions | 0 Comments |
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The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) invites student, amateur and professional photographers worldwide to submit their work to the 157th RPS International Competition. The Royal Photographic Society’s annual International Print Exhibition is the longest standing exhibition of its kind in the world, dating back to 1854. During its long history it has gained a reputation for showcasing a wide range of genres and styles of photography. Now in its 157th year, entry is open to everyone of any age or photographic level.. Initial entry is online, and you can submit up to 4 digital images before 18 March 2014. The selectors will make a shortlist from all uploaded entries and the shortlisted photographers will then supply prints for the final selection of 100 prints for the touring exhibition, including the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Under 30 Award winners.

Royal Photographic Society Press Release

Call for Entries for The RPS International Competition 157. Closing Date: 18 March 2014

Bath, 17 January 2014 -- The Royal Photographic Society invites student, amateur and professional photographers worldwide to submit their work to the RPS International 157 Competition. The Gold, Silver, Bronze and Under 30 award winners will receive cash prizes and all selected prints will be included in the touring print exhibition which will open in London in July.

The Royal Photographic Society’s annual International Print Exhibition is the longest standing exhibition of its kind in the world, dating back to 1854. During its long history it has gained a reputation for showcasing a wide range of genres and styles of photography. Now in its 157th year, entry is open to everyone of any age or photographic level.

Whether you are working digitally, using film, or experimenting with more traditional processes, the competition is open and can include any subject matter. Initial entry is online, and you can submit up to 4 digital images before 18 March 2014. Once submitted, images can be changed any time up to the closing date.

The selectors will make a shortlist from all uploaded entries and the shortlisted photographers will then supply prints for the final selection of 100 prints for the touring exhibition, including the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Under 30 Award winners.

The distinguished panel of selectors for 2014 are:

·         Paul Seawright - Photographer & Professor of Photography at the University of Ulster

·         Anne McNeill - Director of Impressions Gallery, Bradford

·         Jordi Ruiz Cirera - Documentary Photographer & winner of 2013 Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize

·         Marc Aspland FRPS - Chief Sports Photographer for The Times

·         Tim Rudman FRPS – Fine Art Photographer, Chairman of the selectors

Having a print in the exhibition gives recognition to photographers just starting out in their careers, provides enthusiasts with real pride and gives professionals exposure of their work. Previous selected International Print Exhibition photographers have included Simon Roberts HonFRPS, Laura Pannack and Julia Fullerton-Batten, early in their careers.

For further info, or to enter online, go to: http://rps-international.org/ or www.rps.org/157



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