International Photography Exhibition 162

  • School Bus

    by Oli Kellett

  • Universal Experience I

    by Catherine Hyland

  • Memory Destruction 2

    by Samuel Fordham

Call for Entries | Deadline 29 July, 23:59 (BST)
Enter your work online: 

The RPS is calling for entries to the next edition of the International Photography Exhibition (IPE), a nationwide touring show celebrating the best in photography from around the world. 

From contemporary approaches to traditional processes, the IPE is an open-call allowing all image-makers to submit work. Alongside exhibiting in the touring exhibition opening at RPS House Bristol, £4,000 will be awarded to support future photographic projects. We encourage submissions from international photographers of all levels.

Exhibition Selection Panel:

Each year, the exhibition is chosen by a selection panel of respected industry leaders. For the IPE 162 we are delighted to welcome:

Shannon Ghannam, Global Education Director at Magnum Photos
Skinder Hundal MBE, CEO/Director of New Art Exchange
Cian Oba-Smith, Editorial and Commercial Photographer
Yan Wang PrestonPhotographic Artist and lecturer in photography at the University of Huddersfield
Tom Seymour, Freelance Arts Journalist for publications including The Art Newspaper, Wallpaper, CNN, British Journal of Photography, Creative Review and The Guardian.

Entry Overview: 

- Open to student, amateur, professional and non-professional photographers worldwide, of any age
- Open-call with no categories
- All subjects and approaches eligible, including alternative photographic processes 
- Online entry of up to 6 images, from a series or as single images 
- Ability to edit your uploaded entry at any time, before finally submitting
- Entrants remain anonymous during the selection process 
- Deadline: 29 July, 23:59 (BST)
- Shortlisted photographers submit prints for final stage, kindly supported by creativehub   
- View the IPE 162 terms and conditions 
- Entry of 6 images: £30 Standard, £24 RPS member, £18 Under 30 years old
- Upload your images online at:


- Exhibit in a nationwide touring exhibition opening at RPS House, Bristol
- £2,000 award for a photographer over 30 years of age
- £2,000 award for a photographer under 30 years of age
- 5 'selectors spotlight' awards of RPS membership for one year
- Feature in the award winning RPS Journal
- Media coverage

We will be sharing stand-out entries on social media during the call-out. Follow us on Instagram

Key dates:

Early-entry prize draw: 30 June 2019
Submission deadline: 29 July 2019, 23:59 BST
Notify shortlisted entrants: 28 August
Print submission window for shortlisted entrants: 28 August - 20 September
Selection days: 9 - 10 October
Notify selected entrants: 15 October

Exhibition's History:

The International Photography Exhibition (formerly the International Print Exhibition) is steeped in history, having been held almost every year since 1854 - the year after The RPS was founded. It is the world's longest running photographic exhibition. In the early years, the IPE included work from some of the world's most eminent photographers, including Julia Margaret Cameron, Roger Fenton, Edward Steichen and others. 

Contact: For IPE 162 enquiries, please email Exhibitions

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