Distinctions advisory day (LRPS/ARPS)

10 September 2016

10:00 - 16:00

King's Community Church, Hedge End
King's Community Church
Hedge End
Upper Northam Rd
United Kingdom
SO30 4BZ

Tel:01489 784333

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This advisory day is intended to provide guidance to anyone considering applying for Licentiateship and for Associateship in the category of Conceptual & Contemporary.

Licentiateship - There are no restrictions on the subject matter when applying for this level. A Panel of Associate or Fellowship members of The Society assesses your application.

Associateship in the specialist category of:

  • Conceptual and Contemporary: photography which explores, defines, illustrates or evaluates issues through photographic images.

This will be an open session and spectators are welcome to attend. This advisory day will be for prints only.

Attending for Advice:

On arrival please register at the front desk and then place your panel safely on the desks to the side of the room. You will have the opportunity to receive guidance on your proposed panel and how to prepare it. The panel assessors will introduce the advisory day and show examples of successful panels. You will then be invited to display your images for comment. As a participant, you should bring your prints that you consider could form the basis for a panel, along with a number of spares. Ideally prints will be mounted, but there is no need to mount your images at this stage, but you can if you wish. Please bring a hanging plan at A4 size and for ARPS, also a statement of intent to read out.

Before you attend please make sure you have read the Distinctions Handbook which contains important information on requirements, categories and criteria regarding the panels. This can be downloaded from the RPS website www.rps.org/distinctions. It is advisable to bring along 5-10 spare images.


Spectating is a good way to learn about the distinctions system and to see the advice given. Please do not bring any of your own images to the event on the off-chance that you can receive advice. Only panels that have been booked can be assessed.

We are pleased to be joined again this year by Longridge Mount Cutting Systems

The Longridge family has been at the cutting edge of British engineering over many generations, be it involvement with Stephenson’s Rocket, British Engine Insurance or Mount Cutting Systems. 

www.longridge.co.uk - not sure how it works – see the Longridge website for full details and videos of it in use.

Please book using the book online button:

Those wishing to attend are asked to register and pay through the RPS website. In the event that there are any problems with this process, such as problems with your email being recognised or issues logging on, please contact the Membership Department at Fenton House, Bath, email: membership@rps.org or telephone 01225 325743.


Free tea, coffee and cold drink refreshments will be served. Please bring your own lunch.

Free parking on site

Cancellation policy

Please inform The Society as early as possible if you have to cancel your attendance. We are unable to refund your payment less than fourteen days beforehand.

Martin Silman
Email the event organiser

Region: Southern