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The Syndicate by Colin Close LRPS

Print Exhibition

Digital Imaging

The 2021 Exhibition

Entries are invited each year for the Digital Imaging Print Exhibition. Every entrant is guaranteed one acceptance into the Group's touring Members' Exhibition. Prints are selected at the Annual General Meeting by a panel of three eminent photographers, who also choose the RPS Medal and Trophy winner and the six RPS Ribbon winners. A selection of the successful images are published in a catalogue distributed after the event. In the past, they have also been displayed in a touring exhibition.

How it works

The method of operation will be different this year, due to COVID19 restrictions. The Print Exhibition traditionally coincides with the AGM (28th February this year) and because the AGM will be held on-line using ‘Zoom’ video conferencing, the selection process for the exhibition has had to change somewhat. Also, because we cannot guarantee that a ‘physical’ exhibition will be possible, we wish to minimise the cost to members of producing their entries.

You need to prepare three entries - both digital files and prints of each image. When the event opens, you upload your digital files to the DI competition entry system. This registers your entries and provides us with a high-resolution copy of your images for printing in the exhibition catalogue. Then, you must supply 3 UNMOUNTED prints of those entries on A4 paper for consideration by the selectors – one of those prints is guaranteed to be selected and if a physical exhibition can be organised, at its cost DI will mount your print for display. Unselected prints will not be returned after the event this year. Entrants can opt to have their entries printed by DI at a total cost of £10 for the three entries, for which payment can be made via the RPS website.

Our selectors this year are Janet Haines ARPS, John Miskelly FRPS and Martin Addison FRPS. One of the selectors will possess and assess the quality of the physical prints, collaborating with the other two selectors via Zoom prior to the AGM so as to decide the prints chosen to be included in the exhibition. Their decisions will be displayed at the on-line AGM at which meeting the selectors will declare ribbons, medals and trophy winner along with their comments on the work.

Because of the uncertainty regarding a physical exhibition, we will be producing a larger, enhanced catalogue after the event. Also, all selected entries will be displayed in a gallery on our website.

Important dates

Open for entries: 1st January 2021
Closing date for entries: 31st January 2021
Deadline for receipt of Prints: 5th February 2021
Results at the AGM: 28th February 2021

How to enter

Upload your digital files to the DI competition entry system 

View the full rules which contain the address to which to send your prints, and other information regarding submission of entries.

About the Digital Imaging print competition

Previous years’ entries and winners of the Annual Print Exhibitions (and, incidentally, Project Image Competitions) can be viewed in the RPS Digital Imaging Group Online Gallery.

     Previous Winners:-

  • 2020: Hugh Rooney ARPS
  • 2019: Sue Dixon LRPS
  • 2018: Margaret Ford LRPS
  • 2017: David Thomas ARPS
  • 2016: Roger Hinton LRPS
  • 2015: David Thomas ARPS
  • 2014: Valentina Koulagina ARPS
  • 2013: Brian Beaney FRPS
  • 2012: Bill Wisden HonFRPS
  • 2011: Christine Langford LRPS
  • 2010: Brian Beaney FRPS
  • 2009: Brian Beaney FRPS
  • 2008: Geoff Lea LRPS
  • 2007: Stanley Newton ARPS
  • 2006: Brian Beaney FRPS
  • 2005: Eric Bower ARPS
  • 2004: Clive R Haynes FRPS
  • 2003: John Colmer ARPS
  • 2002: Eric Bower ARPS
  • 2001: D Coombes ARPS

Ian Thompson


The Print Exhibition organiser is Ian Thompson

Contact him at


The Chairmans Cup - Presented by Barrie Thomas FRPS



2020 Print Exhibition Winner

Links to previous catalogues

2016 Catalogue      2017 Catalogue      2018 Catalogue      2019 Catalogue