The Bursary was established in 2005 in memory of distinguished documentary photographer and Honorary Fellow of The Society, Joan Wakelin. The Bursary is administered by The Society in partnership with The Guardian and offers £2000 for the production of a photographic essay on an overseas social documentary issue.
In addition to the funding you will also be able to claim your portfolio printed by Metro Imaging and a portfolio review with their Creative Director Prof Steve Macleod.
The Bursary funds new projects only. We do not support on-going projects. The Bursary does not support projects requiring travel to or within war zones.
Entries are free and open to all, of any age or nationality.
ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR 2022: bursaries.rps.org
Click here for the Joan Wakelin Bursary details PDF.
To apply click here
2022 Selectors - Fiona Shields, Head of Photography at the Guardian and Roger Tooth FRPS, past Head of Photography at the Guardian.
If you need any further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org