Online Fellowship Advisory Day, East Midlands Region Feb 21

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Event info

If there is no booking tab / sold out please email Stewart Wall on stewartwall01@gmail.com to express your interest.

The East Midlands Region invite you to an Online Advisory for those working towards their Fellowship.

Attending this Advisory day will give you the opportunity to discuss your portfolio with Ray Spence FRPS who is one of the societies most experienced assessors in a professional but friendly atmosphere.

At this particular event, we will be looking at both digital and Print submissions but obviously they will all be reviewed digitally.  


A day open to both members and non-members of the Society.

What are the requirement for Fellowship of The RPS?

The Fellowship distinction requires applicants to submit a body of work/project consisting of 20 or 21 and a written Statement of Intent. Submissions are open to everyone. 

Fellowship Criteria

  • A submission that demonstrates a distinctive body of work.
  • A Statement of Intent that defines the purpose of the work, identifying its aims and objectives.
  • A cohesive body of work that depicts and communicates the aims and objectives set out in the Statement of intent.
  • A body of work that communicates and individual's vision and understanding.
  • The highest level of technical ability using techniques and photographic practices appropriate to the subject.
  • An appropriate and high level of understanding of craft and artistic presentation.

The Fellowship distinction is split into various specialist areas, which we refer to as genres. Many of the genres have additional specific criteria. It is important to read through the Fellowship guidelines for further information, which can be downloaded from this webpage.

 To see example of FRPS panels CLICK HERE

  • Advisor on the day is Ray Spence FRPS

What advice will I receive on the day?

All comments made on the day are the opinion of one person, given their extensive experience and knowledge of the distinctions process, however, you should remember that the assessment when made will be based on the results of the assessor’s opinion and discussion. Ultimately it is the applicants/photographer’s responsibility to fulfill the criteria and requirements.

All comments on the day will be based on the criteria.

How much does it cost?

RPS members who would like advice:  £15

Non-RPS members who would like advice:  £20

There are no spectators / observers spaces at this event

Before you signup for the session, please make sure you have read the Distinctions Guidelines which contain important information on requirements. This can be downloaded from the RPS website 

After you have signed up for this event, you will receive an e-mail from Stewart Wall MA ARPS advising you how, when and where to submit your images.  This will need to be done at least 9 days before the Advisory Day so that the Advisers have a chance to review them in advance.

You may be interested in the very active Distinctions Facebook page, which contains comments and examples - both successful and unsuccessful - from all levels of applicant.

RPS Distinctions **Official Group**.

Event Organiser

Stewart Wall MA ARPS


Cancellation policy

The Society is unable to refund any cancellation or offer a transfer to another event if the attendee does not notify the Region by e-mail 14 days prior to the event start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel any event 7 days prior to its start date, or less than 24 hours due to adverse weather conditions or extraordinary circumstances beyond its control. All attendees are advised to check hotel and travel cancellation/refund policies, as the Society is unable to offer compensation for any loss.



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