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CREDIT: Ryan Hardman LRPS

Bi-Monthly Competition

Our popular bi-monthly single documentary image competition is open for all Documentary Group members to submit their best/favourite photos. The winning prize for the August competition is a copy of Mark Sealy's book "Decolonising the Camera: Photography in Racial Time" and a copy of Michelle Bogre's "Documentary Photography Reconsidered". The highly commended prize is a copy of Mark Sealy's book "Decolonising the Camera: Photography in Racial Time".
Please complete this submission form to enter the competition.

The winner will be selected shortly after the closing date by the Doc Committee.

All images will be put into a Documentary Group gallery on the RPS website and some selected for publication in Decisive Moment.

All images remain the property of the photographer but RPS Documentary Group reserves the right to use the images on the RPS website, social media and in the Documentary Group e-journal 'Decisive Moment'.

Best of luck this, we look forward to seeing your work.

You can contact us at dgcompetitions@rps.org .

Closing dates
2019 Rounds

2020 Rounds

  • Saturday, February 29 gallery
  • Thursday, April 30 gallery
  • Tuesday, June 30 gallery
  • Monday, August 31 gallery
  • Saturday, October 31
  • Thursday, December 31

Rules
All entries must include:

  • your full name and membership number
  • an image title
  • a little background for the shot. For example: What made you press the shutter release? Is this photo part of a larger project, a photo essay or simply a grab shot which tells an amazing story by itself? Did you have this shot in mind when you set out with your camera or was it a lucky spot?

Entries are limited to:

  • one image per Documentary Group member per round
  • images taken within 12 months of the closing date
  • must have been taken by the member submitting
  • new images (no re-submissions)
  • jpeg format in RGB mode, the higher the resolution the better.

Before submitting please ask yourselves the following questions:

  • are you satisfied that you are posting an image which documents a significant or historical event or is an accurate reflection of everyday life?
  • would you be happy for your family or friends to be identified in the photograph?

If the answer is no to either, please reconsider.