Q: Can I apply for the Associate distinction if I don't already have the Licentiate?
A: Anyone can apply for the Associate regardless of whether they have a Licentiate distinction or not, but we would only suggest doing so if you have a number of years of photographic experience. However, the final decision is entirely down to the applicant.
Q: Can I use my Associate images for my Fellowship submission?
A: No, your Fellowship submission needs to be a different body of work.
Q: Can I mix monochrome and colour images within my proposed panel?
A: Yes you can. This is perhaps more appropriate for the Licentiate distinction due to the nature of the criteria.
Q: I need a mentor, can you put me in contact with a panel member?
A: The RPS doesn’t officially provide a mentoring service, we can guide you and give advice and guidance throughout your application.
Q: Do I have to wait two years before I apply for an another level of Distinction after I've been successful?
A: There is no time period set. Although it’s generally suggested to wait and not rush into it.
Q: Do I pay more for membership when I gain a Licentiate, Associate or Fellowship?
A: No, your membership subscription does not change.
Q: For my Fellowship submission, do I have to submit to the same genre as my Associate submission?
A: No, You can change genres.