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EGM 2021

Following a careful governance review and consultations with members, we are proposing important updates to the RPS's bylaws

Notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM)


The Council of the Royal Photographic Society hereby gives notice of an EGM to be held on Saturday 27 March 2021 at 11:00 GMT. This meeting will be held online by video conference.

The general business of the meeting will be to approve proposed amendments to the RPS By Laws.

“This EGM, to approve our new By Laws, is one of our most important meetings of recent years. Council has created a far-reaching strategy for the future direction of our Society; a strategy that provides greater benefit and influence to our Members and which increases the diversity and reach of our work to ensure that ‘photography is for everyone’. The new By Laws are an essential part of this work and I urge every Member to attend this EGM and play their part in charting an exciting new future for our Society.”

Simon Hill HonFRPS President


This follows a process of many months of consultation with RPS members and independent experts. You can read about that process, and download the proposed new bylaws here.

The resolution will be as follows:

To adopt in their entirety the By Laws of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain (“the Society”) in the form hereby presented to Members for the purpose of voting on this adoption at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Society held on 27 March 2021 called with due and proper Notice having been given.

Further, that the Council (Board of Trustees) of the Society are authorised and directed to take any action necessary to effectuate the foregoing Resolution to adopt said By Laws, including, but not limited to, any minor amendments to the text that does not alter the meaning thereof, Certification of the adoption of the By Laws, placing the Certified Copy of said By Laws in the Minute Book of the Society, to retain a Copy for inspection at the principal office of the Society, and any other action that may be required by law or by the Privy Council.

Finally, to approve an amendment to Clauses 3 and 10 of our Royal Charter, granted 27 July 2004, in such manner as may be prescribed by the Privy Council, in order to properly provide for the Society to be empowered to grant the designation of Chartered Photographer as provided for in the Regulations thereof as and when such Regulations are approved by the Privy Council.



From 5 March to 25 March 2021, an online poll is being conducted for us by the independent voting organisation MiVoice. All members will receive an email directly from them, which will include an invitation to book for the EGM on 27 March.

Please check your junk and spam folders if you have not received an email from MiVoice by 7 March. If you have definitely not received the email, please contact Mi-Voice at or by telephone +44 (0)2380 763 987.

If you wish to vote at the EGM itself, rather than in advance, it is very important that you indicate this on your voting form with MiVoice. You will not be able to vote otherwise.