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RPS Members Summer Exhibition | Call for entries now open | Enter your work

André Bergmans
CREDIT: André Bergmans

RPS Summer Exhibition: Entry Guide & FAQs

Submission open until Sunday 8 January 2023

Entry Guide

1. Read the full details about the RPS Summer Exhibition 2023 at rps.org/SE

2. Follow the link to the online entry platform here

3. Select the corresponding entry button

4. After payment, you will receive an email link and payment receipt

5. Please check your email for details on how to set a password and log in for entry. This login is unique, and only applies for entry to the RPS Summer Exhibition

6. Login and complete the ‘Profile’ section

7. You can add your images in the ‘Entries’ section

 

8. When you are ready to submit each image and complete your entry, press the ‘Submit Image’ button above each image. Once submitted your entry is complete

9. Your images are automatically saved in ‘Entries’ 

10. You can login and edit your entry until the closing date Sunday 22 January 2023, 23:59 GMT. Please ensure you press submit before the closing date

Submission Questions  

Q1: Do I need to be an RPS member to take part?

A: Yes, this exhibition opportunity is open only to RPS members


Q2: Do all members need to create a login?

A: Yes. To enter the RPS Summer Exhibition please follow the link to the online entry platform here. All RPS member’s will create a temporary login to enter their images, which is separate from the RPS website. The login password can be created once payment has been made

Q3: Can I upload my images from my iPad/tablet or smart phone?

A: You can interact with the website using these devices, however, please upload your images using a computer.

Q4: How do I enter my images?

A: View the entry guide above


Q5: What size should my images be?

A: Files should be no more than 10MB in size. All images should be submitted as JPEG files, in sRGB colour space. Any files submitted in any other format (including TIFF, PSD etc) will not be accepted by the system. Images can be scans from film or prints if your work uses alternative or traditional photographic processes.


Q6. I can not remember my login details how do I reset it?
If you have forgotten your password your can reset it here


Q7: I haven't received any e-mail links?

A: Please double-check your spam or junk folder in your email account. Emails may take a short time to appear.


Q8: I cannot remember my membership number

A: Your membership number can be found on your membership card. Email the Exhibitions Team if you would like a reminder, at exhibitions@rps.org


Q9: Do my images need to be taken within a certain time frame?

A: No, your images can be taken at any time.

Further Questions 

Q10: Can I submit images taken on film?

A: Yes. Images can be scanned from film to create a digital file, or the print can be scanned.


Q11: Can I submit images that have been in previous RPS exhibitions?

A: If your image has been selected for an edition of the International Photography Exhibition (IPE) the same image will not be considered again. In this instance, please submit new images.


Q12: Can I edit my entry after I've submitted?

A: Yes, you can login to your account to remove images and add new ones. Your entry can be amended until the closing date.

 

Q13: Should I include my name in the image description or watermark my images?

A: Submissions must be anonymous and not include the photographer's name in an image title.

 

Q14: Are my pictures protected?

A: Yes. As the photographer you retain copyright, and no-one can copy or use your images without your permission. Please note that The RPS can use your images for the purposes of promoting the exhibition and will always credit your work, as stated in the T&C's.

Q15: How will the selection process work?

A: Entries will be reviewed anonymously by the experienced RPS staff team alongside RPS President, Simon Hill HonFRPS during February 2023. The exhibition will be a celebration of photography created by RPS members, across interests, approaches, and experience. This selection is focussed on including the broadest selection of work to represent the creative community of members at all stages of their photographic journey. After the selection has been made, the Exhibitions Team will send a notification email to everyone who has entered by Friday 3 March 2023.

Q16: If selected do I need to provide a print?

A: Yes. Selected photographers will be asked to submit a print of their selected image. The Exhibitions Team are on hand to support members and answer any questions. Details of the print size, which will be no larger than A3, will be provided to selected photographers by email by Friday 3 March. Please do not prepare a print until the full details have been shared as we will specify the border size. The address and timescale to send us your artwork will be available in the printing details.   


Q17: When will I know if I have been successful?

A: Members will be notified by Friday 3 March 2023


Q18: I have another question, can you help?
Please contact the exhibitions department if you have any further questions on exhibitions@rps.org or call 0117 316 4478

T&Cs 

The Terms and Conditions form part of the entry process and can also be read here