RPS Members - Commended and Winner
Students - Commended and Winner
Open - Commended and Winner
Shortlist - Open
Shortlist - Open Category
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Shortlist - Student
Shortlist - Student Category
Shortlist - Member
Shortlist - Member Category
Our international panel of experts and judges includes:
Lekgetho Makola, CEO Javett Arts Centre, Pretoria
Roy Mehta, Photographer and Lecturer
Tanvi Mishra, Photo Editor, Writer and Creative Director, The Caravan, New Delhi
Mimi Mollica, Photographer and Director, Offspring PhotoMeet
Rosy Santella, picture editor, Internazionale, Rome
Bindi Vora, Curatorial Projects Manager at Autograph, London
Marie Sumalla, international picture editor, Le Monde, Paris had to withdraw due to work commitments.
DPOTY Related Events
Along with the competition itself, there are Engagement Talks which are free and bookable via our Events page. Our past events include: Alys Tomlinson, Daniel Meadows and Mimi Mollica (DPOTY21 judge). upcoming talks are on our Events page:
RPS Documentary Photographer of the Year 2021 - Awards
DATE AND TIME
11 December 2021
Our RPS Documentary Photographer of the Year 2021 Awards will be held online via Zoom.
We will showcase shortlisted entrants and announce our Winners and Commended Entries in each Category.
Book via our Events page.
DPOTY21 Touring Exhibition
In 2022 we will take the DPOTY21 Exhibition on Tour in the UK. The exhibition will combine projected images and prints from our Winners, Commended and some Shortlisted entries.
Dates will appear in the Events page our current plans are (subject to confirmation):
The Competition has three categories:
Open - open to anyone anywhere
Student - for anyone on a recognised full-time or part-time photography degree course (and those completing in 2020-21 academic year)
Member - for members of the RPS
NEW ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED
Closing Date for Entries:
Submissions closed on Thursday 5 August 2021
Shortlisting and Judging: Shortlisting has been completed. We ave informed those shortslieted and those who were not successful. The judges are now selecting the Commended and Winners in each category. We hope to complete this by November.
Awards Event: will take place on 11 December 2021 online
Exhibition: from early 2022 and a UK touring Exhibition throughout 2022 (four venues already confirmed, more later).
Awards and Prizes
All winners will be part of an Exhibition
Open winner - a bursary, professional development support from Martin Parr Foundation and one-years free RPS membership
Student winner - a bursary, professional development support from leading photographer, Simon Roberts HonFRPS and one-years free RPS membership
RPS Member winner - a Fujifilm X100V camera (donated by Fujifilm) and one-years free RPS membership
Commended entries - one-years free RPS Membership and inclusion in Exhibition (as digital projection). Selected photographers will also have opportunities via our Engagement Talks and published in Decisive Moment magazine.
Shortlisted entries - there will be some opportunities for posting in social media, and on RPS Website.