London Region:Advisory ARPS Fine Art, Applied & Documentary

Event info

A day open to Members and Non-Members, this day has been organised for all those working towards the Associate Distinctions in the Fine Art, Applied and Documentary Categories..   Those wishing to Spectate should sign up on the separate page here 

Categories covered:

ARPS Fine Art

ARPS Applied

ARPS Documentary


For Fine Art Advice, book here

For Applied Advice, book here

For Documentary Advice, book here


For advice on other categories, please contact the Distinctions Department by e-mail to or the London Region Distinctions Co-ordinators or


Attending this Advisory day will give you the opportunity to discuss your portfolio with current panel members in a professional but friendly atmosphere.


What are the requirements for ARPS?


ARPS (Associate)  – You need to demonstrate a high technical competence as well as provide evidence of creative ability and the development of a personal style.  Click here to see example of the ARPS -


Please note : You can apply direct for the ARPS without being an LRPS, but we would recommend getting an LRPS first before working towards an ARPS, unless you have considerable photographic experience. If you are not sure, it’s much better to start with the LRPS and then work towards an ARPS.


Who are the Advisors?

  • Richard Tickner FRPS
  • (second adviser to be confirmed)


What advice will I receive on the day?


Content and technical for the following – 


ARPS Fine Art

ARPS Applied

ARPS Documentary


What is Content and technical advice? – The panel member present sits on this panel and you will be given content and technical advice face to face, and will receive a copy of the comments made at a later date. 


How much does it cost?

RPS members who would like advice:  £20

Non-RPS members who would like advice:  £25

Observers (both RPS members and non-members:  £15 (please book on separate page)


How many images shall I bring?

15 images plus a maximum of 5 spares


Do all my images need to be mounted?

All images should be mounted except for your spares; this will ensure we can display them correctly.


Attending for Advice:

Before you attend please make sure you have read the Distinctions Guidelines which contains important information on requirements, categories and criteria regarding the panels. This can be downloaded from the RPS website



Spectating is a very good way to learn about the distinctions system and to see the advice given. Please do not bring any of your own images to the event on the off-chance that you can receive advice.  Only panels which have been pre-booked can be assessed.  To book in as a Spectator, follow the link here.


Registration and Payment:

Those wishing to attend are asked to register and pay through the RPS website by clicking on the correct blue button above. If you have any problems at all, please contact Brian on or the Distinctions Department in Bristol:


If no booking button is visible please email Brian at copied to Mike at to reserve a place for you until the booking button is available.

Event Organiser

London Distinctions - Brian


Venue Information

The venue has level access from the street and has an accessible toilet (but not wheelchair accessible).

Cancellation policy

The Society is unable to refund any cancellation or offer a transfer to another event if the attendee does not notify the Distinctions Department by e-mail 14 days prior to the event start date. email 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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