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International Members’ Online Exhibition 2019

Open: 1 August - 30 October 2019

To mark the launch of this new web space we are inviting all International members to submit one image to our International Members’ Online Exhibition 2019.

Welcome to this RPS initiative aimed entirely at overseas members, wherever you are in the world. We do hope that you will join in and show us your work.

The idea is for every overseas member to submit one image – your best or most favourite work. We want to showcase the excellent work that our overseas members are producing, so make it a good one. 

You are not restricted on subject, nor whether it is colour or mono work. It is totally open. The more variety we see the better. The only restriction is that work has to be ethical and viewable by all: we are an international community and should embrace each other’s culture differences. Any image considered inappropriate will be referred to the organisers and may not be uploaded. 

Please prepare your images as follows:

900px max width



max file size 2MB

Title them as per this example:  Pretty Picture by Adam Smith ARPS AUSTRALIA

Please note: your country needs to be in bold and the rest in upper and lower case. 

Email your image to

Important information about your submission:

Images should be entirely the photographers copyright. No downloaded graphics or imported items. It is your work we want to celebrate.

Only one image per member. Images will be uploaded on a regular basis throughout the submission period. 

The images will be viewable here.

If you have any questions do get in touch with


Additional benefits of being an Overseas member of the RPS

Online Advice 

When applying for a Distinction, Online Advice enables you to receive guidance from an assessor prior to your application. Receiving online advice on your images helps with understanding of your photography and lets you move forward with your photographic journey.  

Apply now:


Funding for projects available to help with costs for equipment, travel and publication. We currently have the following bursaries open to Overseas members:

Member Only competitions - we have many International entrants and winners in our 365 Monthly Competition. It is a great way for your work to be recognised by your peers. Winners work also appears in the RPS Journal.

Enter here:


The Society’s awards are offered annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to the art and science of photography. Members are invited to nominate in the autumn, through the Society’s website. A history of our awards and recent recipients can be found here.

Our recipients are often happy to take part in lectures or workshops organised by our members. Please approach them through Jo Macdonald, Awards Manager,

International Photography Exhibition

The International Photography Exhibition (IPE) celebrates the best in photography from around the world and selected work from the open-call annually tours the UK and Ireland.

Supported by a UK professional print lab overseas entrants, if selected, have the benefit of free printing plus guaranteed delivery in time for the selection. RPS members also receive a discount of 20% on the entry fee.

Science Photographer of the Year

RPS members get discounted entry rates to the Science Photographer of the Year competition. We ask for the best images of science, whether this means experiments, people doing science or how science impacts on our daily lives. The shortlisted images are shown at London’s iconic Science Museum and other major venues.

Digital Imaging Group Online 

The Digital Imaging Group (DIG) embraces all genre and styles of work and are a highly active group.   They offer an online membership option which is ideally suited to RPS overseas members.  An online member can engage fully with DIG by reading the various publications using page turning software; increasingly we are using video conferencing to facilitate our overseas members joining key meetings. Distance is irrelevant to the online member.

Documentary Group Overseas Membership

Being a member of the documentary group has many benefits including entry to the Documentary Photographer of the Year competition and our bi-monthly online competition, as well subscription to our monthly emailed Newsletter and Decisive Moment, our quarterly online magazine.