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: Red

Open to all members, submit your images to February's competition on the theme of 'Red'. Opens for entry: 1 Feb.

Closes 28th February 2017→

Documentary Group bi-monthly competition

Announcing a new competition for DG members.

Closes 28 February 2017→

Showcasing Yorkshire Print Exhibition 2017

The Royal Photographic Society's Yorkshire Region and supported by Welcome to Yorkshire has put out a call for entries to its Yorkshire Print Exhibition 2017. Entries are open to anyone residing in Yorkshire and can be submitted from 1 January 2017.

Closes 31st March 2017→

International Images for Science 2017

The International Images for Science competition 2017 is now open for entries. We are looking for the best images to show how photography is used in science, can put across scientific concepts or illustrates the role of science in our everyday lives.

Closes 30th April 2017→

RPS International Photography Exhibition 160

The RPS International Photography Exhibition 160 is an exciting opportunity to exhibit in the world’s longest running touring photography exhibition.

Closes 24 May 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.

Closes 31st May 2017→

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.

Closes 30th June 2017→

The Peter Hansell Scholarship Fund

The Medical Group of the Royal Photographic Society 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→

Weather Photographer of the Year 2017 opens soon

The launch of the 2017 Weather Photographer of the Year competition will be 7 March 2017.

Opens 7th March 2017→

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.

Opening soon→

Short Film Award

The RPS is delighted to be working with Watershed and DepicT! in offering an award for the best cinematography amongst its shortlisted films.

Opens 2017→

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→
IIfS call 2017