Exhibitions & Competitions

Be inspired and seize the opportunity to exhibit your work alongside photographers from across the world. Open to both members and non-members, we organise exhibitions and competitions throughout the year for photographers at all levels of photographic practice. Our print exhibitions tour the UK and overseas, and many are accompanied by exhibition catalogues that are available to buy from the online shop.

RPS exhibitions are available for hire.  Contact us if you are interested in showing an exhibition at your venue. 

Competitions

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. Open to members and non-members, take a look at the opportunities available for you to enter your images.

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Current Exhibitions

Dive into the world of extraordinary and remarkable scientific and artistic imagery currently touring in our annual and biennial Exhibitions. View the individual exhibitions to find out the touring schedules and see if one of these major RPS exhibitions is due to be on display at a venue near you.

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Exhibitions Archive

From wrestling to reptile blood, you will definitely discover something new in our archive of exhibitions. Take a look and be inspired to develop your photography and enter one of our future competitions. You could appear in this collection in years to come!

View images from past exhibitions→

Patronage

The RPS recognises and supports efficiently run international exhibitions and salons with the award of its Patronage. On approval of application, they will be granted Patronage and can award RPS Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in their exhibitions.

Applying for Patronage→
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Exhibition Quotes

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”What a great privilege to have been selected by The Royal Society for Photography for the Bronze Medal award. The RPS is an outstanding organisation bringing together esteemed and talented photographers from around the world.“

Tamara Staples
Paul Seawright

”I'd rather say that we selected work for the RPS International Print Exhibition than judged the entries... For me the work that stands out on this show marries excellent photographic skill with ideas, producing prints rich in meaning, message and technique.“

Paul Seawright, Photographer and Professor of Photography at the University of Ulster and Selector for the 157 International Print Exhibition