Closing Next Week

23 June 2017


There are just a few days left to enter the following competitions (click on the blue links to enter):

Postgraduate Bursary - £3,500

As part of The Society’s remit as an educational charity we are continuing to offer an annual bursary of £3,500 in support of a postgraduate student.

Applications are invited from postgraduate students on courses in photography or undertaking research in photography.  Application must be written in English if applying from abroad.

For this bursary photography is interpreted in its widest sense to include digital and traditional photographic media, the art and science of photography and image based written work.

The closing date for applications is 30th June 2017 for courses and projects with start dates in Autumn 2017 and January 2018. 

Documentary Photographer of the Year 2017 (RPS members only)

The challenge is to produce a photo essay consisting of 5 images plus title on a subject of your own choosing. The judges will be looking for documentary photographic essays that are representative of the subject matter. The competition will be open to all members of the RPS and will be free to enter. The closing date is 30th June 2017 and the three finalists in each category will be informed by the end of September 2017.  Prizes include a one on one all day session with Stuart Franklin PhD, Hon FRPS and a fully funded private view and exhibition at a London gallery.

Monthly Competition: Reflections (RPS members only)

Competition open to all RPS members, at all levels of photographic ability. Members can submit up to 5 images on the theme of reflections. Enter your photos to the monthly competition website ( by 30 June. 

Image copyright © Michael Vince Kim (previous Postgraduate Bursary recipient)