Associate Documentary Photography Assessment

Event info

Please note: Applicants working on print designed panels can still have work assessed during the coronavirus period, but they will not be required to send in prints. You still submit the same set of images digitally complete with your Hanging Plan showing how you would have asked for your prints to be displayed.

Documentary Photography: Photography which communicates a clear narrative through visual literacy.

Additional Criteria: Statement of Intent (150 words maximum)
Additional Requirements: For further details please read the ARPS Guidelines

To book this assessment, please fill in the Associate booking form, and return via email 

Standard Fee: £157.00
RPS Member Fee: £110.00

The Royal Photographic Society Distinctions are recognised as the most prestigious in the photographic world. There are three levels, the first being Licentiate followed by Associate and then the Fellowship. 

It is essential that you book onto an assessment day in order for your portfolio of work to be assessed. 

To book, please complete and return an Associate booking form. When we receive your form, we will process your booking and you will receive confirmation via email. The confirmation will contain further information on the next stages of your application.   

Useful resources for the Assessment: 


Booking Form 

Hanging Plan Templates

Successful Submissions Gallery 

Online Advice

Advisory Days


Event Organiser

The Distinctions Department


Cancellation policy

Please click here to read our Cancellation Policy



This Assessment

will take place online only