Associate Fine Art Photography Assessment

Event info

Due to on going covid-19 pandemic, the Distinctions Department have had to make a few changes to the assessment process to protect both visitors and staff. Please visit our FAQs for information on these changes. All applicants will be notified as early as possible of any further changes that occur due to government restrictions.  

Please Note: This assessment is for Prints & Books only. Digital Submissions are assessed on the following day (17th June 2021).

Fine Art Photography: Photography which communicates a creative vision

For additional criteria & requirements, please read Associate Guidelines and the Genre Definitions Document. 

To book this assessment, please fill in the Associate booking form, and return either via email [] or post to RPS House, Bristol. 

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: 

A Guide on How to Apply

ARPS Guidelines 

Genre Definitions

ARPS Booking Form 

Presentation Layout Templates

Successful Submissions Gallery 

1:1 Online Portfolio Reviews

Advisory Days


Event Organiser

The Distinctions Department


Cancellation policy

Please click here to read our Cancellation Policy



This Assessment

will take place online only



Wednesday 10th March 
Formats: Prints & Books only

Thursday 11th March
Formats: Digital only 


Autumn 2021

Autumn assessment dates to be confirmed later in the year